Politician Info

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 3 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022


From her campaign website:

I have grown up and lived my entire life in Eastern North Carolina, and I have seen firsthand the struggles our community faces. I am a mom of three boys, a founder of an incarceration re-entry non profit, and someone who has fought every day to stand up for my neighbors. As a young black woman in the south, I know that the American dream has not always been in reach. But I am running because I believe the American dream can be achieved for all of us. If we have representatives on our side, we can make history – together.

My roots in ENC started with German settlers who came to America and assisted with the founding of New Bern, NC. From there my 4th great grandfather, Nero Kornegay, grew up as a slave in Eastern NC and was forced to work from sun up to sun down in Craven and Jones counties. He had envisioned an American Dream for himself and his family, but at this time in our history it was impossible as a slave, to keep his family together and achieve this dream.


My own story is not that different from other minority stories across the country. I grew up in ENC and our family didn’t have a lot of money. I had experienced racism from an early age through job interviews, schooling, and the criminal justice system. When I was a teenager I had my first experience with law enforcement, one which made me realize that I needed to work to help those like me, like you, get real justice and make their way back from incarceration. I earned my education, I started a non profit, and now I am running for Congress. Following in the footsteps of the American Dream that was laid out in front of me in the 1700s.

Position on Marijuana Legalization

From her campaign website:

"Legalize Marijuana to not only decrease deaths from opiate overdose, but to boost the economy for both the state and the federal governments, reduce crime on the streets, and ease the monetary burden placed on the courts and families due to marijuana based charges and work to reinvest in communities in which families were broken up due to marijuana."


A Indicates that this candidate has publicly declared their support for the legalization and regulation of marijuana for adults

Contact Barbara Gaskins

Email: barbaragaskinsforcongress@gmail.com

Web: https://www.barbara4congress.com

Phone: 252-495-3173


301 Prince Road

Greenville, NC 27858

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