Ricky Hurtado for NC House 63


Ricky Hurtado for N.C. House (63) in 2022

Ricky Hurtado with his wife Yazmin in downtown Mebane. 


Endorsed for


by Down Home Alamance members

(Compiled by Amanda Baker)

Opponent: Stephen Ross

Biography and accomplishments

  • First Latino Democrat to be elected and sworn in at the North Carolina General Assembly
  • Son of immigrants from a low-income family and first-generation college graduate
  • Grew up in rural Sanford, North Carolina, working two jobs in high school
  • Graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and went to Princeton University for graduate school
  • Consultant and policy analyst supporting non-profits across the country
  • Co-executive Director – education initiative to help first-generation college student’s breakdown barriers to education
  • Member of Gov. Cooper’s DRIVE task force – to advance education equality and teacher diversity across NC
  • Board of Directors Alamance Partnership for Children – supporting early childhood initiatives and Smart Start  
  • Board of Directors for Alamance Eldercare – non-profit agency committed to improving the lives of seniors 
  • Member of the Superintendent’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for ABSS
  • Member of the Steering Committee for Alamance Achieves – an innovative county-wide education initiative 
  • Commissioner for MyFutureNC a commission to advance college attainment and workforce development
  • Former Board of Directors Vice-Chair for NC Child, a statewide child advocacy  organization

Policy positions


  • Put an end to gerrymandering and voter suppression in NC  
  • Committed to making it easier to vote, not harder 
  • Implementing non-partisan, independent redistricting to ensure voters are choosing their elected officials, not the other way around
  • Wants to reverse the harmful era of deregulation on corporations profiting off our natural  resources  
  • Make sure our state agencies have the resources they need to keep polluters accountable
  • Drive NC forward as a national leader in renewable energies to mitigate the impact of climate change
  • Supports investing in public higher education so that it is affordable for working families making it cheaper for students to attend college 
  • Create innovative partnerships with our private sector to prepare our workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow
  • Supports increasing access to early childhood education 
  • Raising teacher pay – not solely based on merit 
  • Investing in supplemental staff to support the needs of our students  
  • Creating incentives to recruit and retain diverse educators to work with our increasingly diverse student population
  • Supports and will fight for Medicaid Expansion in NC 
  • Supports expanding resources for mental health and substance abuse issues 
  • Will work to ensure women have access to safe and reliable healthcare of their choosing 

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