Amber Baker was featured on a WXII newscast in February as a candidate running in the Democratic primary for the 72nd NC House District, which takes in much of the heart of Winston-Salem. The district is rated "Likely Democrat" and had been represented by Democrat Derwin Montgomery for one term (after serving a decade on the Winston-Salem city council). Montgomery wanted to move up to the US Congress, so he gave up his House seat to run in this year's primary for the 6th CD of North Carolina. He lost to Kathy Manning (who is most assuredly going to Congress), and Amber Baker is considered a shoo-in to take Montgomery's former House seat in this heavily Democratic district.
Amber Baker is guaranteed to be a new face and a new force for public education in Raleigh. This video is now six months old but still germane for understanding the evolving Democratic Party in North Carolina.