Tess knows that while our economy has worked well for some, there are far too many who struggle to make ends meet. 


With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many businesses and families throughout Northeastern North Carolina now find themselves anxious about their short and long-term financial future. 


Tess will work tirelessly across the aisle to influence policies that impact this district’s economy, and those who rely on it for their financial well being. 


She is well aware of how vital farming, fishing, tourism, and all local industries are to District 1, and will be steadfast in representing the individuals who work in these industries and protecting the land and water resources needed to make their businesses viable.