Betsy L. Cochrane

Betsy L. Cochrane

Betsy L. Cochrane

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BETSY COCHRANE
Political Experience: N.C. House of Representatives, '81-'88; N.C. Senate, '89-'00; Senate Minority Leader, '85-'86
Education: B.A. in education, Meredith College

Betsy Cochrane, of Clemmons, N.C., began her political career in 1980, when she was the first woman elected to the North Carolina House from her district. She served four terms before moving on to the Senate, where she is in her sixth term.

As Lieutenant Governor, the 64-year-old Cochrane vows to make education her number one priority. She credits her 11 years as a teacher in both public and private schools with giving her insight into the state's school system.

A proponent of the North Carolina community college system, Cochrane wants to ensure that each college's curriculum prepares students for the highest-paying jobs available in their area. To do this, she is placing a great emphasis on funding technology updates for many of these colleges.Cochrane, who has served nine years as the Senate Chair of the Study Commission on Aging, also supports increased support and protection for the elderly of the state.

Cochrane has received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business, an organization of small businesses. She has also garnered much support within her party.

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Former Senator from the 10th District at North Carolina State Senate

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Former Senator at North Carolina State Senate

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Governor at North Carolina Office of the Governor, Roy Cooper

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Former Governor of North Carolina

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Founder at Murphy Family Farms, Inc.

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Secretary at North Carolina Department of Revenue

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Representative from North Carolina's 5th Congressional District

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Founder at Efficient Energy America, Inc.

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BA in Education

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Career History
Senator
1989 - 2000
Representative
1981 - 1988
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