The Adam For WNC campaign announces that Morgan Mayo has been hired as finance director

 For Immediate Release:  Thursday, January 11     Adam Tebrugge, Democratic nominee for North Carolina Senate District 50, announces that he has hired Morgan Mayo as finance director of his campaign. “By hiring a  true professional like Morgan, this campaign is demonstrating that we intend to have the resources to compete for every vote in Western North Carolina. We will now launch our fundraising efforts from a strong position.”    Morgan  Mayo brings more than ten years of experience in fundraising and resource development to the position. She has worked in a  development capacity at a  variety of nonprofits throughout the Southeast, including: the Asheville Art Museum, WINGS for Kids, and the Community Foundation of Henderson County. Most recently, Morgan  was employed as the Director of Development at the Python Software Foundation.       Mayo  completed her B.A.  at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC in 2013 and her M.A.  at Queen’s University in Belfast, United Kingdom

Deciding to Run

      In the Spring of 2017, Regina and I decided to leave Florida and retire to the mountain she grew up on in the Caney Fork community outside Cullowhee in Jackson County. We spent our first couple years hiking and picking up roadside litter, and as she reacquainted herself with old friends, I found new ones in the Calliope Stage company. But even as I enjoyed this new relaxing life, I could not help but pay attention to developments in the Florida and North Carolina legislatures.      I had interned as a speechwriter for former Florida Governor Bob Graham in 1981. Under the leadership of Reuben Askew, Graham and Lawton Chiles, Florida had strengthened public education, made growth management and environmental protection priorities, and reformed the judiciary. Florida   fell under Republican rule in 2000 and soon dismantled the progress of the past century. The Florida Supreme Court, a place I had been awed to work in, was packed with partisans who ignored precedent and the const

Why am I running for the North Carolina Senate?

    My name is Adam, I am mostly retired and I have spent the last year reading, playing guitar and walking my dog. Why would I suddenly decide to run for the North Carolina Senate?      The first answer is that I feel it was my duty. This is an election year and for voters to decide, they need candidates to choose from. With my experience I knew I could give them a credible alternative to the incumbent.       But more important, I want to be a voice for the people of this District. The most common complaint I am hearing about Senator Kevin Corbin is that he refuses to listen. He wouldn't listen to the doctors who begged him not to restrict women's healthcare. He wouldn't listen to teachers when they asked him for a raise. He hasn't listened to those who just want to be treated fairly and equally in the legislative process.      We know who Senator Kevin Corbin is listening to. It's not you.      I am going to try to do things different. Over the next year I am goin

I was 19 years old when I went to intern in Governor Bob Graham’s office.


My favorite ad from when I ran in 2012


Adam Tebrugge files notice of his candidacy for North Carolina Senate District 50

  For Release Thursday, December 14, 2023   Candidate Announcement:      Adam Tebrugge files notice of his candidacy for North Carolina Senate District 50          Attorney Adam Tebrugge has announced that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for North Carolina Senate District 50, the seat presently held by Kevin Corbin. Tebrugge, 62, lives with his wife in the Caney Fork Community of Jackson County. Senate District 50 covers the eight counties of Western North Carolina.       “I am running to provide a voice to the people of Western North Carolina. Working together we can ensure that our citizens have access to high quality education and healthcare. Our region has considerable natural resources that we must protect for the benefit of us all.”       Tebrugge worked as an assistant public defender for over twenty years and as an adjunct law professor at two law schools. He previously served as the Chair of the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness, and as president o