Orange County Rep. Verla Insko secured a 10th term Tuesday in the state House of Representatives after defeating her Republican challenger in the District 56 race.
Insko received 81 percent of the vote; her Republican challenger, David (Dave) Pratt Carter, had 19 percent.
Insko, 78, lives in Chapel Hill and is a retired health program administrator for the UNC Sickle Cell Program at the UNC School of Medicine. She has served Orange County in the state House since 1997, including as a member of the Joint Legislative Mental Health Oversight Committee and the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee.
Insko has served locally with the Orange County Partnership for Young Children and the former Orange County Center for Women, and also was a member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board, Orange County Board of Commissioners and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority board of directors.
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She is married with two sons and three grandchildren.
Her political experience includes working on former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee’s campaign, one term as chair of the Orange County Democratic Party and district legislative assistant for 4th District U.S. Rep. David Price.