The 8th District is located in south central North Carolina and includes parts of Charlotte, Fayetteville, Concord, and Kannapolis. Serving in his 1st term; Elected in November 2008; Defeated Rep. Robin Hayes (R)
· 2006 Democratic nominee for U.S. House; Lost to Hayes by 329 votes.
· Taught world history and civics at East Montgomery High School (his alma mater) in Biscoe, NC for the past 7 years.
· Worked for 27 years as a manager at a textile plant in Star, NC that was owned by Russell Hosiery, Fruit of the Loom and Renfro.
Wake Forest U, B.A. 1973 (economics)
· Born: January 31, 1951 in Pinehurst, NC
· Married to Tina Kissell and has two daughters
· Lives in Biscoe, NC
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The 2nd District includes parts of New Orleans & Marrero. Serving in his 1st term; Elected in December 2008; Defeated Rep. William Jefferson (D)
· Born: March 13, 1967 in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
· Married to Hieu "Kate" Hoang and has two children.
· Lives in New Orleans
Baylor U., B.S. 1990 (physics); Fordham U., M.A. 1995 (philosophical resources); Loyola U. (La.), J.D. 2000 .
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