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NC Senate District 18

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Mary Wills Bode candidate NC Senate district 18


Let's Move Forward Together

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About Me

Mary Wills Bode, North Carolina native, non-profit executive director, and attorney, has announced her campaign for North Carolina Senate.  She is seeking to represent District 18, a newly drawn district which includes part of Wake and all of Granville Counties. Bode is a registered Democrat. 


Bipartisan priorities like lowering health care costs by expanding Medicaid, ensuring our schools are well equipped to provide the best education for our children, and leveling the playing field for rural areas so all of North Carolina can thrive, are issues North Carolina can overcome, but only if we commit to working together. Mary Wills Bode is stepping up to make sure Senate District 18 is represented by someone who cares about finding affordable solutions to our problems that will make all of our lives better.


Mary Wills released the following statement on the launch of her campaign: 


“The people of Senate District 18 deserve representation that will work on common sense, affordable solutions that are rooted in the best interests of everyone. We all want good schools that equip our children for the future. We all want lower health care costs and we all want access to the tools that will make our lives and businesses better – like high speed, reliable internet. Electing people who want to find common ground for the common good has never been more urgent for our state and nation. I truly believe that we can move forward together. When elected, I am committed to working with anyone—Republican or Democrat—who is interested in passing laws that will make life better for the citizens of North Carolina.”

About Mary Wills Bode


Mary Wills is a Wake County native and a Granville County resident. With deep ties to both communities, Mary Wills understands the needs of Senate District 18: quality healthcare that is affordable, jobs that support a growing family, and that we have the full investment in roads and infrastructure that our area needs.

As an attorney, Mary Wills has worked with businesses that support thousands of North Carolina jobs. With a background leading a bipartisan coalition for redistricting reform she knows how to work across the aisle. Bode will focus on solving important problems, not petty partisan bickering.

Public service runs in the family. Mary Wills is the daughter of Lucy Hancock Bode, the former North Carolina Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and John Bode, a combat veteran, attorney and civic leader. She studied economics and psychology at Wake Forest University and earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Senate District 18


Senate District 18 is a newly drawn district with no current incumbent. The district is located in northern Wake and Granville Counties.

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