From Mel Watt to Alma Adams. State Rep. Alma Adams, who won a primary against a crowded field of challengers this month, visited Capitol Hill today with the help of North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield. Adams will become the second Black woman to serve in Congress from North Carolina. The first was Rep. Eva Clayton.
Adams greeted members as they left the House floor for votes and visited members of the Congressional Black Caucus today at their weekly meeting.
According to her bio on wikipedia, Adams is currently the chairperson of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. The foundation gives out scholarships to students attending one of North Carolina’s HBCUs.
Adams will be in the seat hat was occupied by former Rep. Mel Watt who served in Congress since 1993 and is now the Director of the FHFA.