Mike Woodard is the North Carolina State Senator representing District 22: Durham, Granville, and Person counties.
Before joining the General Assembly in 2013, Senator Woodard served on the Durham City Council for seven years.
Senator Woodard currently serves on the Health Care, Finance, Budget, Transportation, and Agriculture & Environment committees. He is co-chair of the Life Sciences Caucus and of the Arts Caucus, as well as an active member of the Agriculture-Rural Caucus.
A tenth-generation North Carolinian and a native of Wilson, he graduated from Duke with degrees in economics, political science, and non-profit management.
Senator Woodard has been active in community affairs for more than 30 years, including leadership roles with the North Carolina Jaycees, his church, and a variety of local and regional groups.
He is married to the Reverend Sarah Woodard, an ordained minister serving St. Titus’ Episcopal Church and as a hospital chaplain.
In his free time, Senator Woodard serves as a tutor at C.C. Spaulding Elementary School and enjoys bicycling, hiking, watching sports, reading, and attending arts events.