Debra Conrad is a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and an eighth-generation Moravian. Debra graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem and went on to study at Wake Forest University where she received a degree in Medical Technology. Debra has maintained a lifelong passion for community service. She is a sustaining member of the Winston-Salem Junior League and Chi Omega Sorority and is a member of Home Moravian Church. She has also been an active member on several boards for key regional corporations and non-profits, including the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Tourism Development Authority, Regional Film Commission, Winston-Salem Business Inc., and Novant Health Board of Trustees. Since being elected to the NC House, Debra has fought tirelessly to reduce government meddling in the economy so that employees and employers in her district can thrive. From the outset, she has been a principled and disciplined leader, and she consistently delivers on her strong, conservative beliefs. While serving in the North Carolina House, Debra has sponsored many bills that support what she believes will make our state a better place such as the common sense Voter I.D. law. She also helped sponsor a bill that would repeal the North Carolina estate tax. Debra is the Vice-chair of the Commerce and Job Development Committee and actively serves on several others including Appropriations, Elections, Judiciary, and State Personnel. Debra is the President of Conrad Marketing Specialists, LLC, a marketing firm in Winston-Salem. She has two adult children, Erica, a senior policy advisor in the North Carolina Senate, and Jonathan, an attorney in Winston-Salem.