Campaign links: Susan Harris (R-NC-11)
Alice Susan “Susan” Harris
Susan Harris Congressional Candidate North Carolina District 11
Biography of Susan Harris from Susan Harris for Congress
My dad’s family and my husband Randy’s family settled North Carolina from Cullowhee to Elizabeth City and many places in between. I’m the oldest daughter of a military policeman that refused to accept I was a girl. He taught me how to shoot, fight, drive and be brutally honest at all times. Most importantly, he taught me how to be at my best when things are at their worst. I’m certain that is part of why I’m running for office. It bears mentioning that I’m fifty-five and worried about my own backside too.
I’ve been married for over thirty years to Randy and it’s never been dull as we’ve known each other since we were six years old. We grew up literally next door to each other and our families were acquainted from the PTA and church functions. We chose to make McDowell county our home over twenty years ago and haven’t regretted it for one moment. My husband works for a local automobile designer and I’m an Accountant with my own firm. We have two children Jackie 29, Randall 25 and two grandsons Patrick 9 and Sean 7 months old. We have been blessed and spend as much time as possible together.
My experience with money and finance go back decades from a time when I was sixteen and financially responsible for one or more of my siblings and my visually impaired mom. Early on, I realized I had an affinity for finance, detail and management. As I got older, the size of the corporations and organizations grew in terms of a larger and more complex workforce. At the peak of my career I was directly responsible for over one thousand employees in five states. I’ve successfully managed every facet of a large corporation and have worked with many different Boards of Directors. The stamina and organization your representative must possess would be astounding to the average person. Working with these folks is like herding cats in a hurricane. The only way you can maintain their respect is to be very, very good at what you do, and I am.