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Sue Wilkins Myrick

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Sue Wilkins Myrick, United States Representative from North Carolina, former mayor. Recipient Woman of Year award Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1968; named one of Outstanding Young Women of America, 1968, Public Service Leadership award, 2002, Small Business Survival Committee award, 2004, Oncology Medal of Honor award, 2005.

Background

Myrick, Sue Wilkins was born on August 1, 1941 in Tiffin, Ohio, United States. Daughter of William Henry and Margaret Ellen (Roby) Wilkins.

Education

Student, Heidelberg College, 1960. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Heidelberg College, 1995.

Career

Executive secretary to mayor and city manager, Alliance, Ohio, 1962-1963. Director branch office Stark County Court of Juvenile and Domestic Relations, 1963-1965. President Myrick Advertising and Public Relations, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1971-1995.

At-large member City Council, 1983—1985. Mayor, 1987-1991; president Myrick Enterprises, 1992—1994. Member United States Congress from 9th North Carolina district, since 1995.

Candidate for United States Senate, North Carolina, 1992. Member energy and commerce committee United States Congress, member corrections day committee, deputy whip, since 2003, co-chair cancer caucus.

Religion

Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

Politics

God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

Views

The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.

Membership

Active Heart Fund, Multiple Sclerosis, March of Dimes, Arts and Sciences Fund Doctor. Board directors North Carolina Institute Politics. Vice president Sister Cities International.

Member President Bush's Affordable Housing Commission. Founder, coordinator Charlotte volunteer tornado relief effort. Lay leader, Sunday school teacher 1st United Methodist Church.

Treasurer Mecklenburg Ministries. Member Women's Political Caucus, Beta Sigma Phi.

  • Board of Directors, Sister Cities International and North Carolina Inst, of Political Leadership; Handicapped Organised Women, National Board; Lay Leader and Speaker, Methodist Church; founder, Charitable Outreach Society (COS); clubs: Providence Country Club

Connections

Married Jim Forest (divorced). Children: Greg, Dan; Married Wilbur Edward Myrick Junior, September 11, 1977.

father:
William Henry Wilkins

mother:
Margaret Ellen (Roby) Wilkins

spouse:
Jim Forest

spouse:
Wilbur Edward Myrick Junior

child:
Greg Myrick

child:
Dan Myrick