North Carolina Born. Service Bred.
Terry Brown is serving in his second term as a State Representative, representing North Carolina's 92nd House District. In 2023 Terry was elected to serve as the House Democratic Whip for the 2023-2024 Session. Terry is an accomplished litigation attorney in Charlotte where he lives in Steele Creek with his wife Arielle, their pet turtle, Terra, and lab-mix, Pharaoh.
Growing up as the son of two public school educators, the values of service, education, and community were instilled in Terry from the very beginning. Terry watched his parents sacrifice to provide their students the opportunity to succeed. Terry has experienced all that the Tar Heel State has to offer – from being born and raised in Fayetteville, to working as a field organizer in the dusty back roads of Halifax County, and then to honing his skills as an advocate in Raleigh before settling in Charlotte to start a family and his career as an attorney and public servant.
As a legislator, Terry combines his passions for justice, education, and building a robust economy in order to help strengthen our state and improve the lives of the residents of NC House District 92. Terry's focus is on improving North Carolina's education system, investing in our infrastructure, increasing access to mental health resources and strengthening the middle and working class.
Secured $300,000 to establish CMPD Cares Mental Health Response Team. (HB 802 included in 2021 State Budget)
Secured $10 Million for the Sullenberger Aviation Museum. (HB 1019 Included in the 2022 State Budget)
Secured Millions for the National Institute of Minority Economic Development to support minority and women owned business in the State (HB 434 Include in the 2023 State Budget)
Successfully worked with NCDOT to change Exit 4 on 485 to read "Steele Creek Road" instead of "Fort Mill"
House Democratic Whip (2023-Present)
House Democratic Caucus Freshman Chair (2021-2022)
North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities, Board Members
Campbell University School of Law Hall of Fame
Charlotte Business Journal 40 Under 40 (2019)
UNC Charlotte Young Alumni of the year (2017)
City of Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment, Vice Chair (2018-2020)
John S. Leary Association of Black Lawyers; Chair (2017)
Best Lawyers, One to Watch (2022)
Vice President, UNC Black Alumni Chapter (2016-2020)
West Side Community Land Trust, Board Member (2018-2023)
Vice President, Historic Camp Greene Neighborhood Association (2020)
National Night Out Chairman and Organizer (2018)
Vice President (2019-2020)
New Leaders Council Institute Graduate (2016)
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Young Visionaries Steering Committee Member (2015-2018)
Democratic Party State Executive Committee Member (2018-2019)
Urban League of the Central Carolina’s Young Professionals; Former Civic Engagement Chair (2016-2018)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Young Professional Council; Founder (2018)
Charlotte Black Chamber of Commerce 30 Under 30 (2016)
Charlotte Agenda 30 Under 30 (2016)
Super Lawyers Rising Star (2018, 2020, 2021)
Who's Who in Black Charlotte (2019)
Black Political Caucus Member (2015- Present)
League of Women Voter’s Civic 101 Graduate (2018)
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Social Justice Committee Member
Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Victim's Attorney
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.