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.

Official 2020 Endorsements of Jessica Holmes:

President Barack Obama | Vice President Joe Biden & Senator Kamala Harris | Governor Roy Cooper | Stacey Abrams | Emily’s List | Lillian’s List | Planned Parenthood Votes – South Atlantic | North Carolina Association of Educators (NEA) | NC AFL-CIO | The Collective PAC | Color of Change PAC | Sierra Club | NC National Organization for Women PAC | NARAL Pro-Choice NC PAC | Communications Workers of America | Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People | Durham People’s Alliance | Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Political Caucus | Way to Lead | INDY Week | Her Time | Brady PAC | Replacements Ltd. PAC | Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Association of NC | National Association of of Social Workers (NC Chapter) | Black Political Caucus of Cabarrus County | EMPAC (State Employees Association of North Carolina) | Poder NC Action | Paid Leave United States Action (PL + US) | Raleigh Wake Citizens Association (RWCA) | Wake County Voter Education Coalition | People for the American Way

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.