Natalie Murdock Endorsed by Educators in Durham County
for N.C. Senate District 20 Legislative Seat

RALEIGH, N.C. – Educators in Durham County who are members of the Durham Association of Educators, an affiliate of the North Carolina Association of Educators, have endorsed Natalie Murdock for the N.C. Senate District 20 legislative seat.

The commitment of Murdock’s parents and grandparents to serve their community inspired her to dedicate her life and efforts to public service. Her mother worked as a nurse and her father was in the military and is a social work. Her paternal grandfather became a brick mason and established the first African-American owned concrete company and her grandmother worked in a cafeteria, where she saw firsthand the need for fairness and fair play in the workplace. Her maternal grandparents also shared the same industrious spirit. Her grandmother was a homemaker and leader in the church and her grandfather was a farmer.

“My family always taught me ‘To whom much is given, much is required,’” said Murdock, who serves as the Durham County Soil Water Conservation district supervisor and owner of the company Attal Strategies, that works with and assists private companies and non-profits to raise capital and better engage with the communities they serve.

Murdock’s platform as a candidate focuses on community, health, education, housing, jobs, justice, and the state overall. “Schools need attention. Families throughout North Carolina need access to affordable health care. Workers need the ability to feed their families, pay their bills, and afford quality housing. Barriers remain to providing liberty, justice, equality, fairness, and opportunity for all residents of our state. Too many in control of the legislature do little or nothing to solve these problems. Instead, they come up with tactics and strategy to make sure that they pass their agenda to aid their special interests, to keep whatever power they hold and to reward their friends and those that agree with them.”

“Educators know that candidates like Natalie, who have the experience and the drive to make a difference, are what’s needed in the state Legislature,” said Michelle Burton, president of the Durham Association of Educators. “Our students, our schools, our communities, and our state are depending on the work of the General Assembly to make North Carolina a leader not only in the South, but the nation! Lawmakers like Natalie can and will do just that!”

NCAE is the state’s largest education advocacy organization for public school employees and represents active, retired, and student members.