¡Serves on five House committees- Education; Election Law; Ethics; Finance; Judiciary, Subcommittee on Civil Law.
¡Graduated from Brown University and UNC Law School.
¡Practiced law since 1990, specializing in constitutional law, civil rights, renewable energy, and municipal finance. Currently, Of Counsel with Styers, Kemerait & Mitchell, PLLC.
¡Teaches as a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School.
¡Winner of the 2006 Raleigh-Apex NAACP Humanitarian of the Year Award.
¡Winner of the 2006 Democracy Award from Common Cause.
¡Winner of the 2008 Ashanti Award from the RWCA.
¡Winner of the 2009 Ruth Coltrane Cannon Award for Historic Preservation.
¡Winner of the 2009 Legislator of the Year Award from the NC Housing Coalition.
¡Winner of the 2009 Isosceles Award from the Triangle AIA.
¡Winner of the 2009 WakeUp Wake County Award for Transit.
¡Ranked the 9th most effective member of the NC House of Representatives in 2010.
¡NAMI Wake County Legislator of the Year in 2010.
¡Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from Peace College in 2011.
¡Winner of the 2012 Legislator of the Year Award from the Southeast Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors.
¡Winner of the 2012 Defender of Justice Award from the NC Justice Center.
¡William Friday Fellow for Human Relations.
¡Council of State Governments Toll Fellow.
¡Deborah has been married to Steve Wrinn since 1994.
¡Deborah and Steve renovated an old house in Historic Boylan Heights.
¡Deborah and Steve adopted Ralph, their dog, from the Wake County SPCA.