Floyd (Floyd) B. McKissick, Jr. (D-SS20)
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Senator
North Carolina State Senate
Room 515 Legislative Office Building 300 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

District Office:
P.O. Box 51608
Durham, NC 27717
Elected: 2007    Next Election: 2018
DOB: 11/21/1952
Committee Assignments
MemberSubcommittee on Health and Human Services
MemberJoint Select Study Committee on Judicial Funding
MemberSenate Select Committee on Nominations
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on the North Carolina State Lottery
MemberSenate Committee on Judiciary
MemberSenate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce and Insurance
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
MemberJoint Legislative Committee on Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight
MemberJoint Study Committee on Revenue Laws
MemberJoint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations
Counties Representing
Durham / Granville

Bio

Hometown - Durham, NC Affiliation - Democrat About Senator McKissick has served in the North Carolina State Senate since 2007. He currently serves as the Senior Deputy Democratic Leader in Senate. He served as Chairman of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus from 2010 to 2012;Chairman of the Durham County Democratic Party from 2005 to 2007; As a Member Durham City Council from 1993-2001; Former Member of the Durham Board of Adjustment and the Durham Planning Commission. Senator McKissick currently serves as a member on the following legislative committees- Commerce, Finance, Insurance, Judiciary I (Civil), Rules and Operation of the Senate, Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Revenue Laws Oversight, and the Legislative Oversight Committee on Government Operations. He previously served on several Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees for the North Carolina State Senate including the Education/Higher Education Committee, and on the Transportation Committee.

In 2009, he was honored to receive the NC Housing Coalition Legislative of the Year Award, the NC Justice Center 's Defender of Justice Award, the NAACP Political Trailblazer Award, the 2011 "Distinguished Leadership" Award from the NC Division of the American Planning Association, the 2011 Medal of Valor for Excellence, the "Move" Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the 2011 Smart Growth America's Leadership Award and the 2013 Legislative of the Year Award for his exceptional leadership during the 2013 Legislative Session from the NC Metropolitan Mayor's Coalition. He received the 2014 Award as Legislator of the Year for the State of North Carolina from the Humane Society. The 2015 Stella J. Adams Fair Housing Advocate Award from the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina, and the 2016 Bertha B. Holt Leadership and Courage Award from Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic. On 2016, he received the Green Tie Awards for Senator of the Year and 2016 North Carolina League of Municipalities - Community Champion Awards. He has also received national recognition as the primary sponsor of North Carolina's Racial Justice Act and for his leadership on sustainable development issues. Recently he was recognized as a 2016 Jobs Champion for North Carolina Chamber. In 2017, he received a Champion Award from the ERA NC Alliance for my leadership in the NC Senate in passionately supporting issues related to women. Currently, Senator McKissick is a partner at McKissick and McKissick in Durham, NC, (1990 to present). Previously, he was an Associate at Dickstein, Shapiro and Morin in Washington, DC; and an Associate at Faison, Brown, Fletcher and Brough in the Durham, NC. He previously served as a Consultant with the Washington DC Office of Peat, Marwick, and Mitchell where he co-authored numerous studies and reports. He is also an author of several published articles.

Senator McKissick received his JD from Duke University School of Law; his MPA in Public Administration from Harvard University; his MRP in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; and AB in Geography from Clark University.

Awards 2016 North Carolina League of Municipalities - Community Champion Awards 2016 Senator of the Year by the NC League of Conservation Voters 2016 Green Tie Awards for Senator of the Year 2016 Bertha B. Holt Leadership and Courage Award from Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic 2015 Stella J. Adams Fair Housing Advocate Award from the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina 2015 Legislator of the Year Award from the North Carolina Humane Society 2013 Legislator of the Year Award for exceptional leadership during the 2013 Legislative Session from the NC Metropolitan Mayor's Coalition 2011 Smart Growth America's Leadership Award 2011 Medal of Valor for Excellence "Move" Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2011 "Distinguished Leadership" Award from NC Division of the American Planning Association 2010 Community Development Credit Union Advocacy Award 2009 North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Leadership Award 2009 NAACP Political Trailblazer Award 2009 NC Justice Center 's Defender of Justice Award 2009 NC Housing Coalition Legislator of the Year Award He has also received national recognition as the primary sponsor of North Carolina's Racial Justice Act and for his leadership on sustainable development issues.

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