Christine Kushner has been a fierce and effective advocate for public education and access to health care for nearly three decades. She now will bring that advocacy to the North Carolina Senate.
Since 2011, Christine has served as a member of the Wake County Board of Education, advocating for a high-quality public education for all students. When she first joined the Board of Education, the school district lacked a comprehensive strategic plan to guide student achievement. Her hard work changed that, as the Board worked with the community to create a long-term plan that expanded program opportunities for students as well as improved working conditions for teachers.
A North Carolina native, Christine attended the Fayetteville City Schools and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar with a degree in Journalism and Political Science. After working as a newspaper reporter, she earned a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and she went on to work in health care policy, grants management, and public health programs throughout North Carolina.
As a school board member, Christine has seen firsthand how the NC General Assembly has failed to do what is needed for our children and our public schools. She fully understands the importance of public policy and how it directly impacts families. As a parent, daughter, and spouse, Christine has personal experience dealing with the stress of accessing needed health care services for her family.
Christine is committed to keeping our State a place that attracts the best teachers who will educate our children and grandchildren, a place where people have full access to health care and health insurance, a place with open government that engages and responds to concerned residents. She understands we need a state legislature that works for all people.