|Ginger Garner with her family|
Republican State Senator Norm Sanderson made headlines this week patronizing some high school girls (praising them essentially as bait for boys) while they visited his Senate committee meeting.
Sanderson's fellow Republicans cringed.
Democrat Ginger Garner, an accomplished professional, is running against Sanderson this fall in what is considered a safe Republican district. Perhaps she can school this old dinosaur.
Senate District 2 takes in Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico counties on the NC coast.
Ginger Garner is a doctor of physical therapy and a longtime orthopaedic clinician serving the healthcare needs of new mothers and the military (Cherry Point is in her district). She was born in Asheboro "to teenage parents," Republicans who instilled in her the values of hard work and thriftiness which she brings with her into running for office as a Democrat. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her Master of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the founder of the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute (2000), the first interdisciplinary, medical yoga program in the world. She also established the first doctoral level medical yoga curricula, now adopted by medical schools throughout the US and Canada. She says on her website, "My story speaks for itself: for 20 years I have served our coastal community as a physical therapist, as an aid and Christian mission worker, as a volunteer, as a CEO and small business owner, and as a wife and mother of three." She mentions the opioid epidemic as a major concern of hers along with protection of the North Carolina coast from offshore drilling. She is everything that Norm Sanderson isn't -- the essence of resistance to Trumpism in 2018.
|Incumbent Norm Sanderson|