About Fred Foster


Fred Foster Jr. has been married to Mildred Harris Foster for twenty-seven years, and is the proud father of four children. He has been very active in community affairs, and served as the President of the Durham, North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP. He has also worked for Wake County and the County of Durham in the Division of Social Services. Fred Foster has been an advocate of non-violent social change and an SEIU Union Organizer opposing the 95-98 Right to Work Law. He has also been a staunch supporter of green jobs and a green economy.  He worked on the Healthcare Reform Bill by organizing Town hall Meetings throughout North Carolina, and was instrumental in supporting Barack Obama and David Price. Having acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management at North Carolina State, Fred Foster understands the relation between government and markets, and the greater business community in North Carolina. Sensitive to matters of criminal justice, he supports the Racial Justice Act, opposes fracking, opposes the death penalty, supports natural resource conservation, opposes the Voter ID Bill, and the Constitutional Amendment that would violate the Constitutional Rights of a person to choose a partner of their own liking. Fred Foster served in the United States Air Force and retired from the Army Reserve with an Honorable Discharge after having served for twenty-two years. After leaving Durham County Service, Fred Foster went on to serve as a Consultant to the State of North Carolina on Child Support Services. Subsequently, Fred worked for the State Department of Motor Vehicles. In its total, Fred worked more than twenty years for the state of North Carolina. Finally, Fred Foster has served as Commander of the American Legion Post #175, Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Durham County Democratic Party, Precinct Chair of Precinct 123-Durham County Democratic Party, and President of the Old Farm Neighborhood Association. Having received numerous awards for his service in the Durham Community, Fred Foster is particularly proud of his contributions to the reduction of unemployment and foreclosures, and the advancement of education and respect for environmental values. He cares deeply about poor people.

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