North Carolina state Sen. Vickie Sawyer (R-Mooresville) has officially announced her re-election campaign to represent District 34, which includes Yadkin and Iredell counties, in the General Assembly.
“I am blessed to be given this time to serve my community and to be a North Carolina State Senator,” Sawyer told the Yadkin Ripple.
Sawyer has been the primary sponsor of several bills that include legislation that prohibits female genital mutilation, a bill on unborn child protection and dismemberment, an agricultural disaster-fund bill, and a bill outlining election requirements for certain organizations, according to the North Carolina General Assembly. She also serves on the Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, the Appropriations on Agriculture, Natural, and Economic Resources Committee, the Commerce and Insurance Committee, the Health Care Committee, and the Rules and Operations for the Senate Committee.
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Sawyer has been active in Republican Party politics, having served as treasurer for the Iredell County GOP, and was also previously the 9th Congressional Rep. for the state GOP. Her interests in North Carolina’s transportation, education and public safety issues are well-documented.
“I want us to examine how we can combine tough sentencing on crimes with treatment options,” she recently said regarding the state's opioid crisis. “I also want to help drive a focus on the development of community-policing techniques that can assist our law enforcement professionals in the prevention of crimes.”
Outside of politics, Sawyer has owned an insurance agency and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in special education from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She has served as a trustee for Rocky Mount United Methodist Church, coached softball for youths and adults, and held several positions with the Lakeshore Middle School Parent Teacher Organization.
Sawyer is married and has two children.