Father, Ernest Lee Haywood, was born in Waxhaw, NC
Mother, Nell Redfearn Haywood, was born in Wingate, NC
Lifelong ties to Anson and Union County
Family ties to this area go back before the American Revolution
Attended North Carolina public schools through high school
Graduated from Duke University with degree in Business Administration in 1969
Graduated from Duke magna cum laude, Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Later Studied Public Administration at NC State
Elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1994, 1996 and again in 2000. Elected to NC Senate in 2002. Chosen as Senate Minority Whip, an unusual honor for a freshman Senator.
Passed CPA exam while still in college and went to work for Arthur Andersen & Company in their Charlotte office. Worked as a CPA for various employers, including the US Government, until returning to Union County in 1991 and opening an office in Marshville. Clients ranged from small businesses to large corporations and covered a multitude of industries. In addition to professional practice as a CPA, Fern has served as Town Manager or Administrator of Indian Trail, Marvin and Marshville.
Fern was one of the first elected officials in the state to speak out on the issue of illegal immigration. Illegal immigration was one of her key campaign More
Fern believes the rapidly increasing national debt is a greater threat to our country’s security than any foreign nation. Relying on debt to meet current More
Fern supports the right of parents to make educational decisions for their children, which means she supports educational choices, charter schools and More
Medicare for all means Medicare for none. Seniors have paid for years and continue to pay in order to be eligible for Medicare. Dumping everyone currently More
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