The Info List - Mary Gardner Belk

Mary Gardner Belk
Mary Gardner Belk
(born October 5, 1955) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina General Assembly
representing the state's eighty-eighth House district, which includes portions of Southeast Mecklenburg County. 2017 was her first year in North Carolina House.[1] In the 2017-2018 session, Belk served on the Transportation, Banking, and Justice and Public Safety Appropriations Committees.[2]


1 Family 2 Education 3 Public Service 4 Cancer Diagnosis 5 References 6 External links

Family[edit] Representative Belk lives in Charlotte, NC. She and her husband, Ralph Belk Jr., have four adult children.[3] Her oldest son, Ralph Belk III, serves as her Legislative Assistant.[4] Education[edit] Belk graduated from Garinger High School
Garinger High School
and studied Police Science before dedicating time to raising her children. She later returned to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
and earned her BA in Political Science, graduating with honors in 2006.[3] Public Service[edit] Before seeking elective office, Belk served on a number of community Boards, including the Dilworth Community Development Association, the Charlotte Catholic Foundation, the St. Patrick’s Church Council [5], and the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County. Cancer Diagnosis[edit] In September 2016, during her first campaign, Belk was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery to immediately begin treatment.[6] A positive prognosis allowed her to postpone chemotherapy until two days after the 2016 election, and she underwent radiation treatments during her first months serving in the General Assembly.[7] Her office announced that she completed her final radiation treatment on May 18, 2017.[8] References[edit]

^ "Rep. Mary Belk (D-North Carolina) biography". ncchamber.capwiz.com.  ^ webmasters, NC General Assembly. " North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina General Assembly
- Representative Mary Belk (Dem) Committee Assignments (2017-2018 Session)". www.ncleg.net.  ^ a b "Biography - MaryBelk.com".  ^ "Meet the NC state employees who make lawmaking a family business".  ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart.  ^ "Candidate says cancer won't stop campaign".  ^ "Mary Belk Wants Her Health History to Shape Her Legislative Advocacy - North Carolina Health News". 5 May 2017.  ^ Belk, Rep Mary. "Yesterday was @MaryBelkNC's last radiation treatment! Thank you for all the kind words & prayers you sent her way.pic.twitter.com/lfKlt5BC1d". 

External links[edit]

North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina General Assembly
– Representative Mary Belk Project Vote Smart - Rep. Mary Belk Follow the Money - Rep. Mary Belk MaryBelk.com Official Campaign Page

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Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives

Speaker of the House: Tim Moore (R) Speaker pro Tempore: Sarah Stevens (R) Majority Leader: John R. Bell IV
John R. Bell IV
(R) Minority Leader: Darren Jackson (D)

   Bob Steinburg
Bob Steinburg
(R)    Larry Yarborough
Larry Yarborough
(R)    Michael Speciale
Michael Speciale
(R)    Jimmy Dixon (R)    Howard J. Hunter III (D)    Beverly G. Boswell (R)    Bobbie Richardson
Bobbie Richardson
(D)    Susan Martin (R)    Brian Brown (R)    John R. Bell IV
John R. Bell IV
(R)    Duane Hall
Duane Hall
(D)    George Graham (D)    Pat McElraft
Pat McElraft
(R)    George Cleveland (R)    Phil Shepard
Phil Shepard
(R)    Chris Millis (R)    Frank Iler
Frank Iler
(R)    Susi Hamilton
Susi Hamilton
(D)    Ted Davis Jr.
Ted Davis Jr.
(R)    Rick Catlin (R)    Larry Bell (D)    William Brisson
William Brisson
(R)    Shelly Willingham
Shelly Willingham
(D)    Jean Farmer-Butterfield
Jean Farmer-Butterfield
(D)    Jeff Collins (R)    N. Leo Daughtry
N. Leo Daughtry
(R)    Michael H. Wray
Michael H. Wray
(D)    Larry Strickland (R)    Larry Hall (D)    Paul Luebke
Paul Luebke
(D)    Mickey Michaux
Mickey Michaux
(D)    Nathan Baskerville
Nathan Baskerville
(D)    Rosa Gill
Rosa Gill
(D)    Grier Martin
Grier Martin
(D)    Chris Malone (R)    Nelson Dollar
Nelson Dollar
(R)    Paul Stam
Paul Stam
(R)    Yvonne Lewis Holley
Yvonne Lewis Holley
(D)    Darren Jackson (D)    Joe John
Joe John
(D)    Gale Adcock (D)    Marvin W. Lucas
Marvin W. Lucas
(D)    Elmer Floyd
Elmer Floyd
(D)    William O. Richardson
William O. Richardson
(D)    John Szoka
John Szoka
(R)    Ken Waddell
Ken Waddell
(D)    Charles Graham (D)    Garland E. Pierce
Garland E. Pierce
(D)    Gary Pendleton (R)    Graig R. Meyer
Graig R. Meyer
(D)    John I. Sauls
John I. Sauls
(R)    Jamie Boles (R)    David R. Lewis
David R. Lewis
(R)    Robert T. Reives II
Robert T. Reives II
(D)    Mark Brody
Mark Brody
(R)    Verla C. Insko
Verla C. Insko
(D)    Pricey Harrison
Pricey Harrison
(D)    Amos Quick
Amos Quick
(D)    Jon Hardister (R)    Cecil Brockman
Cecil Brockman
(D)    John Faircloth
John Faircloth
(R)    John Blust
John Blust
(R)    Stephen M. Ross (R)    Dennis Riddell
Dennis Riddell
(R)    Bert Jones (R)    Ken Goodman (D)    Justin Burr
Justin Burr
(R)    D. Craig Horn
D. Craig Horn
(R)    Dean Arp
Dean Arp
(R)    Pat Hurley
Pat Hurley
(R)    Evelyn Terry
Evelyn Terry
(D)    Edward Hanes Jr. (D)    Lee Zachary
Lee Zachary
(R)    Debra Conrad (R)    Donny Lambeth
Donny Lambeth
(R)    Carl Ford (R)    Harry Warren (R)    Allen McNeill (R)    Julia C. Howard
Julia C. Howard
(R)    Sam Watford (R)    Larry Potts
Larry Potts
(R)    Larry Pittman
Larry Pittman
(R)    Linda B. Johnson (R)    Rena W. Turner (R)    Josh Dobson (R)    Hugh Blackwell
Hugh Blackwell
(R)    Destin Hall (R)    Mary Gardner Belk
Mary Gardner Belk
(D)    Mitchell S. Setzer
Mitchell S. Setzer
(R)    Sarah Stevens (R)    Bryan R. Holloway
Bryan R. Holloway
(R)    Charles Jeter
Charles Jeter
(R)    Jonathan C. Jordan (R)    Jeffrey Elmore (R)    John A. Fraley
John A. Fraley
(R)    Jay Adams (R)    Jason Saine (R)    John R. Bradford, III (R)    Rodney W. Moore
Rodney W. Moore
(D)    John Autry (D)    Beverly M. Earle
Beverly M. Earle
(D)    Becky Carney
Becky Carney
(D)    William Brawley (R)    Dan Bishop
Dan Bishop
(R)    Scott Stone (R)    Carla Cunningham (D)    Kelly Alexander
Kelly Alexander
(D)    John Torbett
John Torbett
(R)    Dana Bumgardner
Dana Bumgardner
(R)    Kelly Hastings
Kelly Hastings
(R)    Timothy K. Moore (R)    Mike Hager
Mike Hager
(R)    Chris Whitmire (R)    Susan C. Fisher
Susan C. Fisher
(D)    John Ager
John Ager
(D)    Brian Turner (D)    Chuck McGrady
Chuck McGrady
(R)    Michele D. Presnell
Michele D. Presnell
(R)    Mike Clampitt
Mike Clampitt
(R)    Roger West
Roger West

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