W. Ted (Ted) Alexander (R-SS44)
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North Carolina State Senate
Room 621 Legislative Building 300 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

District Office:
300 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Patti Powell   DOB: 8/13/1960
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on State and Local Government
Co-ChairJoint Legislative Committee on Local Government
ChairmanSubcommittee on General Government and Information Technology
MemberSubcommittee on Municipal Incorporations
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Economic Development and Global Engagement
MemberSubcommittee on Education and Higher Education
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations on Base Budget
MemberSenate Committee on Pensions, Retirement and Aging
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce and Insurance
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on General Government
Counties Representing
Cleveland / Gaston / Lincoln


Ted Alexander is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in Morganton, NC. He is the son of the late Bill and Mary Ann Alexander, who most recently lived in Nebo, near Marion. He has been married for 30 years to the former Patti Powell, the daughter of Hal and the late Dorothy Powell of Asheboro. Ted and Patti have two children- Will, who lives and works in Asheville, and Christina, who is a freshman at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs. While attending UNC-Charlotte, Ted cast his first vote for President for Ronald Reagan, whom he continues to admire.

Ted attended Glen Alpine Elementary and Junior High School, and graduated from Freedom High School where he served in the Student Government Association. He graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at UNC-Charlotte, he was involved with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (where he met Patti), was President of Baseball Kappa, and served in the North Carolina Student Legislature. He was a UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Government Summer Intern.

More recently, Ted has served on the UNCC Alumni Association and currently sits on the UNC-Charlotte Foundation Board. In 2006, he was selected as a Distinguished Alumni of UNC-Charlotte.

Ted graduated from Cornell University with a master's degree in Historic Preservation, and served for one year as a New York State Senate Fellow in the Office of Sen. John Daly (R).

Ted served as the Executive Director for both the Bedford (Virginia) Main Street downtown revitalization programs and the Uptown Shelby Association's Main Street revitalization program, where he worked tirelessly to rejuvenate the business climate for those towns' center cities. He served as the Virginia State Main Street Director from 1994-1996. He has been featured as a national and international speaker. Ted has tirelessly worked with local and state organizations to improve the economic quality of life in Cleveland County and throughout the state. He knows all-too-well how federal policies have been forced upon North Carolina, and our state and local governments.