Billy Kennedy, US House District 5 candidate

by Yes Weekly Election Coverage

Residential address: 1100 Rock Springs, Vilas, NC 28692

Incumbent or challenger? Challenger

Age: 52

Campaign website or blog:

Occupation and employer: Self-employed farmer and carpenter

Previous elective experience (including electioncampaigns): None

Civic and volunteer experience (including service onlocal government commissions and boards):Volunteer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina; volunteer,Hospitality House; volunteer, Habitat for Humanity; volunteer, MerleFest

Education (highest degree attained and name ofinstitution): Bachelor’s in international studiesand foreign languages, Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College)

Party registration:Democrat

Where were you born?Richmond, Va.

When did you move to North Carolina? 1980

Paid consultants working on campaign: Beth Becker, Progressive PST

Campaign manager:Lainey Edmisten

Treasurer: JudyGoodwin Rosenberg

Stories about this candidate:

Kennedy brings his down-home message to the Democratic Party activists

Billy Kennedy, the gentleman farmer

Blogposts about this candidate:

Billy Kennedy canvasses in Winston-Salem