Valerie Foushee

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Valerie Foushee
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 23rd district
Assumed office
September 2013
Preceded byEleanor Kinnaird
Personal details
Born (1956-05-07) May 7, 1956 (age 64)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceHillsborough, North Carolina
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Valerie P. Foushee (born May 7, 1956)[1] is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly, representing the 23rd district (Orange and Chatham counties) in the North Carolina Senate. She previously served in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Elected to the House in 2012, Foushee was selected by local Democrats to fill a vacancy in the Senate caused by the resignation of Sen. Eleanor Kinnaird in 2013.[2]

She was reelected in 2014, 2016, and 2018.

During the legislative session beginning in 2015, Foushee was one of 12 African Americans to serve in the North Carolina Senate.[3]


  1. ^ "Valerie Foushee". Vote Smart. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Independent Weekly
  3. ^ "North Carolina African-American Legislators 1969-2015*" (PDF). Retrieved February 27, 2016.