October 9, 2012
For the first time in 18 years, House District 71 is up for grabs. In February, state Rep. Larry Womble, a Democrat, announced he would not seek re-election after he was seriously injured in a car wreck last December.
Democrat Evelyn Terry, a former Winston-Salem City Council member and longtime community activist, is running against Republican Kris McCann, an electronics technician for Lorillard Tobacco Co. who volunteers for the Beeson Crossroads Fire and Rescue Department in Kernersville.
Terry, who ran unsuccessfully for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education in 1984, said she would work to reform education so that young people are prepared for the future.
She said she would push businesses and others to invest in education. She pointed to the recent $15 million grant that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program gave to Forsyth Technical Community College.