February 24, 2017

When Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, took office office last year, he became the first Indian-American to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly.

Chaudhuri, who replaced former state Sen. Josh Stein when he resigned to run for attorney general, won election in his own right in November. He says his experience as the son of immigrants will shape how he votes on legislation. 

"Having a state Senate that is diverse and reflects the makeup of our state allows us to make better decisions on how we vote on bills," Chaudhuri said. 

Before taking office, Chaudhuri served as special counsel to Gov. Roy Cooper when Cooper was attorney general, and he worked as counsel and policy adviser for former State Treasurer Janet Cowell. His is one of several Democratic lawmakers who ran emphasizing what they see as the need to repeal House Bill 2, the controversial measure dealing with LGBT rights and the use of bathrooms by transgender individuals.

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Jay Chaudhuri is Of Counsel in the Raleigh office of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC.