Community Leaders Across NC07 Endorse Charles Graham

 “Graham Delivers For Southeastern North Carolina”

LUMBERTON, NC —Rep. Charles Graham’s campaign for Congress announced a slate of local officials endorsing his campaign ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. These individuals represent towns and communities from across the 7th Congressional District. 

They issue these endorsements as a testament to Rep. Graham’s leadership in the legislature and devotion to taking care of all communities, regardless of their size. These elected officials join previously announced endorsements, which included Wilmington Rep. Deborah Butler and the Communication Workers of America. 

Bruce Davis – Lumberton Mayor 

Chub Henderson – Red Springs Mayor 

Elbert Gibson – St. Pauls Mayor 

Charles Kemp – Fairmont Mayor 

Robert McDougal – Rowland Mayor 

John McNeill – Former Robeson County Democratic Chair 

Jane Smith – Former State Senator 

Steve George Smith – Topsail Beach Mayor 

Wixie Stephens – Chair of the Robeson County Commission 

Ken Waddell – Former State Representative 

Barbara Yates-Lockamy – Former Chair Columbus County Board of Ed 

On the news, Rep. Graham said “It is an honor to be endorsed by so many local officials. We know that our campaign is the best equipped to win this race and to deliver the needs of our communities! With your support, we will this fight. Please make sure you vote this Tuesday!” 

Graham is a life-long teacher and school administrator, 6-term state legislator, small business owner, and member of the Lumbee Tribe. He is running in North Carolina as a Democrat. Currently, there are just two Democratic American Indians in Congress. If elected, Graham would be the first Lumbee Indian ever elected to Congress. 

The primary election date is this Tuesday, May 17th. Registered voters can vote at their assigned polling place between the hours of 6:30am and 7:30pm on Tuesday. To look up your voter registration and polling place please visit  

For more on the Charles Graham for Congress campaign, visit and follow the campaign on Twitter @charlesgrahamnc.