Alma S. Adams (US Representative, NC, Democrat)

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Alma Shealey Adams (born May 27, 1946) is an American politician who represents North Carolina’s 12th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. A Democrat, Adams served as a member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state’s 58th House district in Guilford County from her appointment in April 1994 until her election to Congress, being succeeded by Ralph C. Johnson.[1] A college administrator and art professor from Greensboro, North Carolina, Adams is known for the many distinctive hats that she wears (she claims to own 900).[2] Adams won the 2014 special election in North Carolina’s 12th congressional district to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mel Watt, thus becoming the 100th woman serving in the 113th Congress. She won election to a full two-year term at the same time.[3][4]

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