Jennifer Roberts (D-NC-9)
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Jennifer Roberts Congressional Candidate North Carolina District 9
Biography of Jennifer Roberts from Jennifer Roberts for Congress
A common-sense, independent voice for North Carolina Families.
I’ve been honored to represent a common-sense, independent voice for North Carolina families on the Mecklenburg County Commission during the last 8 years. I have a proven record of reaching across the aisle, uniting behind a common goal and working to solve the problems that face our region in partnership with businesses, community leaders and families.
I am a native North Carolinian and have always tried to demonstrate the qualities that I believe this region values most: hard work, honesty, and leadership. A look at my background shows that I have dedicated myself to these ideals.
East Mecklenburg High School, Valedictorian
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Morehead Scholar
John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Masters Degree
University of Toronto, Masters Degree
High School Math Teacher
International Banker, Wachovia
Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State
Executive Director, Charlotte World Affairs Council
Adjunct Professor, UNC-Charlotte
Boards and Commissions
I am thankful to be able to give back to our community because it continues to provide so much to me and my family. I have served on numerous boards and commissions for our region, including:
Centralina Council of Governments
Charlotte Regional Partnership
Girl Scouts Hornets Nest
Governor’s Crime Commission
Governor’s Local Government Advisory Council
Mayor’s International Cabinet
NC Association of County Commissioners
PTA Board of Smith Academy
Shelter for Battered Women
Women’s Commission Advisory Board
I live in central Charlotte with my husband, Manley, and our two children. I still enjoy playing tennis and volleyball on several community teams, and especially appreciate time spent camping, hiking, and biking with my family.
Biography of Jennifer Roberts from Mecklenburg County, NC
Jennifer Watson Roberts is a Democrat at large who has been re-elected to her fourth term on the Board.
She serves on numerous boards and advisory groups in the region, including the Governor’s Crime Commission, the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Council, the NC Association of County Commissioners, the Centralina Council of Governments, the Charlotte Chamber, the Charlotte Regional Partnership, the Girls Scouts Hornets Nest Council, Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful, and the Women’s Commission. She also chairs the Metropolitan Transit Commission. Roberts has been Director of the Mayor’s International Cabinet, a lending officer in International Corporate Banking at First Union, and executive director of the Charlotte World Affairs Council. She has also taught courses in international politics and economics at UNC-Charlotte. She speaks Spanish, French, and some Italian.
She is a native of Charlotte and a graduate of East Mecklenburg High School. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill on a Morehead Scholarship, and also holds two Masters Degrees in international affairs, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and from the University of Toronto. She worked as a diplomat for three and a half years with the US Department of State, serving in the Dominican Republic as a consular officer and then as a political officer on the Mexico Desk in Washington before returning to Charlotte in 1993 with her husband.
Roberts has won many community awards, including the Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Award, the William Friday Fellowship, and the Counselors of Real Estate Creative Thinkers Award. Her main interests cover education, workforce development, job growth, children’s issues, alleviating poverty and homelessness, and environmental protection.