Updated as of 12:41 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2022 to include voting data.
Republican incumbent Amy Galey won her bid for reelection, receiving 62.97% of the votes.
The North Carolina senator currently represents District 24 and will represent District 25 following the state’s redistricting. Galey grew up in Union Ridge, a town in Alamance County, and attended University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina School of Law. Galey is licensed to practice in N.C., S.C., and Washington, D.C.
Galey declined to comment before the election on Nov. 4 and told Elon News Network she would not be able to comment on Election Day.
As senator, Galey serves on the Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety, Education/Higher Education, Judiciary, and State and Local Government committees. She is also a member of several non-standing committees, including the Joint Legislative Education Oversight committee, General Statutes Commission, Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety, and the Bipartisan North Carolina Legislative Working Group on Criminal Recodification.
According to Galey’s campaign website, she is combating inflation and providing “critical relief” for families. Galey also wants to work on “attracting and retaining” public school teachers and is a “strong” supporter of the Second Amendment. She has a concealed carry permit and is a member of the National Rifle Association, according to her website.
Galey ran for county commissioner in 2016, where she served as both commissioner and chair of the commissioners until 2020 when she was elected to the North Carolina State Senate.
Galey said while she knows she is unable to appeal to all of her constituents, she feels it’s important to her that she still represents all of them.
“It's my job to help them when they interact with state government, to make sure that they're being treated fairly and that they're getting whatever services that they're entitled to, they get what they're supposed to from state government,” Galey said. “So constituent services and representing all the people is incredibly important to me.”