Jessica Holmes believes that working families are the core of our society and North Carolina’s economic vitality. She wants employers to know that we are open for business and of our expectations for livable wages, inclusion, and equity. She wants employees to know that the Department of Labor is a resource for them.

Honorary Steering Committee in Support of Jessica Holmes:

Governor Jim Hunt | Congressman G.K. Butterfield | Harry Payne, Former Labor Commissioner | June Atkinson, Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction| Janet Cowell, Former State Treasurer | Patsy Keever, Past Chair, NC Democratic Party | Ann Franklin, Buncombe County School Board Chair | Jane Patterson, Former Secretary of Administration – Hunt Administration | Deborah Ross, Former State Rep | Wade Smith | John I. Wilson, Former NCAE and NEA Executive Director | Kay Gattis, Former Chief of Staff – Lt. Governor Perdue | Maggie Jeffus, Former NC House Member | Anne S. Franklin, Former Raleigh City Councilor | Yevonne Brannon, Former Wake County Commissioner

"Jessica Holmes is a young visionary leader whom I admire.  She led the Wake County Commissioners to strongly support Smart Start, and she is a strong supporter of our public schools.  As Commissioner of Labor, she will bring fresh ideas and do what's right for the working families of our state.”

Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.