Ball will focus on common sense solutions to build a brighter tomorrow for ALL North Carolinians
Oct. 28, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Perry Woods (919) 608-3080, Perry@PerryWoods.com
RALEIGH, NC (October 28, 2015) – Certified mediator and community volunteer Cynthia Ball launched her campaign to represent the residents of North Carolina State House District 49 through her website: www.cynthiafornc.com.
“North Carolina became one of the best places to live in America thanks to wise leaders who had vision, and understood that education was the key to a better future for all our citizens. They made prudent investments in our people, our infrastructure, our environment, and our quality of life. Unfortunately, in recent years the NC we love has fallen behind. Rather than continuing to invest sufficiently in our children’s future, legislation has focused too frequently on pleasing special interests,” Ball said in her announcement.
“As a native North Carolinian from a modest upbringing in a small town, I've witnessed firsthand how education and opportunity has made a difference for so many, and I've seen that all that we love about North Carolina is now being put at risk by the path we're on. Large corporations and wealthy individuals have received huge tax breaks while the middle class, working families and seniors have seen their taxes rise. Education continues to be cut. This is not what made us great. We can and should do better.”
“I will use my training and experience in business and in mediation to focus on common sense solutions, not on crippling partisan ideology, and to build on the wonderful strength and tenacity of all those who call our State home.”
Born in Franklin County, Ball attended public schools, and her parents instilled in her the importance of education and hard work, She went on to UNC-Greensboro on a full academic scholarship, graduating with a BA in Psychology, Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After earning an MBA at Virginia Commonwealth University, she later pursued doctoral coursework in Human Resources and Organizational Development at NC State University.
After working at William Peace University and NC State University in development and external relations, Ball became a mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. In her own business for 17 years, she works with disputants in various contractual, business and family matters. In recent years, she has also been an active supporter and volunteer on several political campaigns. With more than 30 years of skills and experience, managing her business, building and nurturing relationships, and working on public policy issues, Cynthia is prepared for leadership in the representative legislative process and for responsive service to her constituents.
Serving in her second term on the City of Raleigh Civil Service Commission, Ball has also served on several boards and as an advisor to others, including North Carolina Social Justice Project, Wake Up Wake County, Animal Kind, Wake County SPCA, and Artspace. She and her husband Dr. David Aspnes, University Professor of Physics at NC State, live in central Raleigh in a mid-century modern home on the National Register of Historic Places. Her interests include gardening, collecting mid-century modern furnishings, and volunteering with and supporting numerous non-profits like Interact of Wake County.