Deborah Cochran has lived her entire life in Surry County, North Carolina. She grew up in a typical southern town where blue collar work was the predominant way of life. An article can do little justice to the story of a small-town girl who rose to become an unlikely City Commissioner and two-term Mayor in her hometown of Mount Airy, NC from 2007 to 2015. Cochran encourages voters to check her record. Her focus has been economic development by working with new and existing businesses. She touts responsible governance, lowering property tax rates, and public safety as necessities for citizens.
Cochran has been a business education teacher and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Advisor at John F. Kennedy High School, a Title I school, in Winston Salem, NC for four years. She worked 18 years part-time at a community college. For thirty years, Cochran worked in radio broadcasting. She plans to continue using her voice as a tool to represent North Carolina.
Why run for NC Lieutenant Governor?
“Deb has a heart for God and people,” stated a business teacher who encouraged her to run. Cochran’s political background and her acumen to relate to ALL people are strong suits. The business teacher who recommended Cochran consider a run for the second highest position in the state, is a registered Democrat who knew Cochran was a conservative Republican. Cochran makes such an impression on those she meets that one immediately knows her heart supersedes any political demarcation. Cochran’s political and educational background make her the ideal candidate. She has experience presiding over meetings as mayor and works daily on the frontlines of public education. Educational institutions are unique entities governed by laws that sometimes thwart the interests of those who are cultivating our future. Many politicians tout family or friends who work in education, but no one truly knows the intricacies like educators. It’s simple! Deborah Cochran wants to be the Voice for Education and Voice for North Carolina.