From foster care to the governor’s office. Lt. Governor Mark Robinson will become North Carolina’s …
GREENSBORO, N.C. — “Being somewhat of a student of history, certainly feels good to make history,” Robinson said.
Newly elected Lt. Governor Mark Robinson defeated Democratic challenger Yvonne Holley to become North Carolina’s first Black lieutenant governor.
The Republican took 52% of the vote compared to Holley’s 48%.
“Ordinary folks like myself we can achieve these things,” he said. “It’s one of the things I’ve tried to inspire people, these offices are not closed off.”
The Greensboro native grew up in foster care before reuniting with his family at a young age. Two years ago he was a factory worker.
However, many remember Robinson from when he went viral in 2018 at a Greensboro city council meeting discussing gun rights.
“In order to stand up for freedom you have to step out on faith with courage and speak your mind, that’s what I did that night and it’s led me to do fantastic things,” Robinson said…
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