To my Beloved Family, Friends and Community of District 13:

I am Barbara Yates-Lockamy, a lifelong resident of beautiful Southeastern NC. I am “Committed” to serving people. I have shown this with over 30 years of experience in public school education. During my tenure in education, I have served as a teacher, career counselor, VoCATS Coordinator, Special Population Coordinator, Human Resource Service Coordinator, Staff Development Coordinator, and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resource Services. I have also held “Trusted” supervisory roles with Risk Management, Child Nutrition and Maintenance. As your candidate, I want you to know that I am “Committed” and “Trusted” to lead and represent what’s best for our families and community in the State House.

I was educated in the Columbus County School System and obtained an Associate Degree from Southeastern Community College and an undergraduate degree in Business Education from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. I completed my graduate work at the University of South Carolina at Columbia, SC receiving a Master’s degree in Education. In addition, I have course work in Educational Counseling from the University of South Carolina. All of these details are not mere educational accomplishments, but they are elements of my “Committed” life to learn how to serve people in a greater capacity.

Yates-Lockamy has a “Committed” Plan:


  • Secure Bonds/Grants to build School Facilities with State of the Art Technology and Leading Health Certifications

  • Support Advanced and Comprehensive Career Development & the Governor’s Job Ready Program

  • Fund National Average- Level Teacher Pay and Reclaim their Career Status Recognition &

  • Benefits


  • Fund Opioid Education, Treatment, and Recovery

  • Medicaid Expansion – Affordable Healthcare for All

  • Support Rural NC Hospitals




  • Support Raising Minimum Wage and Livable Benefit Standards

  • Encourage Rural Economic Development Efforts with Strategic Focus

  • Renew/Restore the Earned Income Tax Credit

Barbara's Commitment

PO BOX 2306

Whiteville NC, 28472

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(910) 377-0280

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