As a small business owner, Marilyn experienced firsthand how government regulations created hurdles in growing a business. Marilyn is a former chemist and owner of a chain of hair salons. Her desire to run for office grew as her children entered the public-school system.
A dedicated problem-solver and effective public servant, Marilyn is known for her unique ability to tackle complex issues and reach commonsense solutions. During her tenure in the North Carolina General Assembly, one of Marilyn’s proudest achievements was her work on foster care and adoption issues in North Carolina.
A native of Georgia, Marilyn is married to Alex, and they enjoy spending time with her two children and their beautiful grandsons.