Hi, my name is Elizabeth Parent and I’m running for the NC House of Representatives for District 37, because I’m tired of the “politics as usual” crowd down at our state capital. I think you know what I mean; politicians caught up in constant partisan bickering while our local problems go unresolved, or politicians more focused on gaining media attention and out of touch with real people, real families, and real communities. My hope is that you and I will get the opportunity to get to know each other better, and you’ll consider how we might be able to work together to make Southern Wake County an even better place to live, work and raise our families.
I’m 28 years old, an army veteran wife, and mother of three amazing young children. In the community, I serve on the board of the Triangle Artists Alliance, and I’ve been a leader in the local MOM’s Club, a non-profit organization serving moms and local families. I also work part-time as a hostess at a fabulous local restaurant.
I’m active at Fuquay-Varina town hall. Those who know me will tell you I’m not afraid to stand up to politicians who think they can bully members of our community and occasionally bend ethics rules.
I was raised on a farm in a small rural part of Washington State, similar in many ways to Fuquay-Varina. Having been raised in a large Christian homeschooling family, I understand and relate to conservative Republicans while also holding the views of a progressive Democrat.
I’m also a childhood sexual abuse survivor. That experience has made me a strong and relentless advocate for other people, especially when it comes to ensuring survivor’s rights and the rights of historically marginalized communities.
To read more about where I stand on issues that are important to all of us, please visit the Issues tab at the top of this page.