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DD Adams will work to bring better jobs, provide basic health care and boost educational opportunities in the Fifth District.

Denise D. Adams (DD) is a native of Winston-Salem and a passionate servant of  the community. DD has served as Council Member for the North Ward of Winston-Salem since 2009, and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee and the Community Development/Housing/General Government Committee. Her desire to impact the quality of life for all people is the fire that drives her. DD has served on the board of many local and state organizations including:  NC League of Municipalities, Arts Council, First Tee of the Triad, Forsyth County Community Garden Extension.
In her role as City Council Member DD has:
  • Secured jobs for the beautification/development of city green spaces, walking paths & community gardens
  • Spearheaded efforts to raise city worker pay to more competitive rates
  • Championed city infrastructure investment, such as renovation of Benton Convention Center
  • Advocated for healthy foods in city “food deserts”
  • Supports pro-LGBT rights for city employees who have same-sex marriages/domestic partnerships to be allowed to include their partners/children as dependents as it relates to retirement and health care benefits
  • Led the environmental hydroponic/aquaponic facility project in the Kimberly Park neighborhood

DD is also a graduate of several leadership organizations in the community and state such as: Leadership North Carolina, Institute of Political Leadership of North Carolina and Leadership Winston-Salem. She received a B.A. degree in Speech Communication from Morgan State University and is  a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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North Carolina's 5th Congressional District


North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes:
  • Alexander
  • Alleghany
  • Ashe
  • Avery
  • Catawba(just a little)
  • Forsyth
  • Stokes
  • Surry
  • Watauga
  • Wilkes
  • Yadkin
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``I do what I do because of what is right and just. I will fight the good fight and do the good work.”

‘D.D.’ Adams running for Congress

City Council Member Denise “D.D.” Adams is running for the 5th Congressional District seat, which Republican Virginia Foxx has held since 2005. Adams said she decided to throw her hat in the ring for 2018 to help change the direction of Congress and the...