Malcolm Graham (politician)
|Member of the North Carolina Senate|
from the 40th district
|Preceded by||Fountain Odom|
January 14, 1963|
|Alma mater||Johnson C.Smith University|
Malcolm Graham (born January 14, 1963) is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate, where he represented District 40 (Mecklenburg County). He was first elected in 2004, defeating incumbent Fountain Odom in the Democratic primary and Republican Brian Sisson in the general election. He served in the Senate through 2014, when he ran unsuccessfully ran for the United States House of Representatives in District 12.
From 1999 till his election to the Senate in 2004, Graham served as a Charlotte City Council Member representing the city's 4th District.
Graham was born in Charleston, South Carolina and first came to Charlotte in 1981 to attend Johnson C. Smith University on a tennis scholarship. He is the founder of the Center for Supplier Diversity and has served in leadership roles for Bank of America and Time-Warner Cable. Graham currently serves as Special Assistant to the President for Government and Community Relations at Johnson C. Smith University.
Graham and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Cortney and Nicole. His sister, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, was murdered in the Charleston church shooting.
- Raleigh News & Observer profile
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Malcolm Graham (NC) profile
- Follow the Money - Malcolm Graham
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