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Laura Elliott

by Yes Weekly Election Coverage

Residential address: 1219 Forsyth St., 27101

Incumbent or challenger? (Open seat)

Age: 53

Campaign website or blog: lauraelliott4nwward.com(link)

Occupation and employer: Associate pastor

Previous electiveexperience (including election campaigns): None

Endorsements: Triad Central Labor Council, NC AFL-CIO and Teamsters Local 391

Civic and volunteerexperience (including service on local government commissions and boards): Have worked at, collaborated with, served on board orcommittees of, or volunteered with the following: United Way; SamaritanMinistries; Second Harvest Food Bank; Crisis Control Ministries; Smart Start;Homeless Council; Family Services; Goodwill; Campus Ministry at Salem College, WakeForest University, Winston-Salem State University; Children’s Home; SeniorServices; Habitat for Humanity; Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools; Experimentin Self-Reliance; Hands-On NWNC, Centenary United Methodist Church; BethesdaCenter; Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries; Consumer Credit Counseling; IDAHome Ownership Consortium; Forsyth Democrats; Salvation Army; Red Cross;Working Families Partnership; Prosperity Center; Yokefellows; Rescue Mission;Forsyth Futures; CHANGE; Financial Literacy Council; Aids Care; Open Arms; Neighborsfor Better Neighborhoods; and Boy & Girl Scouts

Education (highest degreeattained and name of institution): MA,Temple University in Philadelphia.; master’s in divinity, Hood TheologicalSeminary in Salisbury

Party registration: Democrat

Where were you born? Gastonia

What year did you move toWinston-Salem? 1989

Paid consultants workingon campaign: [Incomplete]

Campaign manager: Self

Treasurer: Zachary Elliott

Articles about thiscandidate:

• A new face in W-S Northwest Ward race (link)’ 

• Winston-Salem City Council candidates in tight primaries come out swinging (link)

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