Kathy Manning, Former Jewish Federations Head, Wins North Carolina Congressional Race

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Former Jewish Federations of North America Chair Kathy Manning won North Carolina’s 6th District congressional seat. (Kathy Manning for Congress via JTA.org)

By Ron Kampeas

Kathy Manning, a former immigration attorney who led two national Jewish organizations, won a congressional seat in North Carolina.

Manning defeated Lee Haywood, her Republican opponent in an open Greensboro-area district. The 6th District was redrawn by the courts and became a Democratic stronghold, leading incumbent Republican Mark Walker to retire.


Manning, 63, was the first woman to chair the Jewish Federations of North America from 2009-2012, and she was a founding chairwoman of Prizmah, the umbrella body for Jewish day schools of all denominations.

She ran an unsuccessful race in 2018 when she ran in what was then the 13th District.

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