Meet Gale

Gale Adcock is completing her third term in the North Carolina House, representing District 41. 

Before being elected to the legislature in 2014, Gale served two terms on the Cary Town Council and was mayor pro-tem during her last three years. She funded investments in infrastructure, made fiscally sound decisions that maintained the town’s AAA bond rating and passed annual budgets that kept Cary with the lowest property tax rate in Wake County. 

Gale has been a nurse practitioner for over 30 years and was Chief Health Officer at SAS Institute for 26 years prior to her retirement in October 2020.  

Gale has held many professional leadership roles. She has been president of the North Carolina Nurses Association, Chair of the North Carolina Center for Nursing, and a member of the North Carolina Board of Nursing. She is adjunct faculty at Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, ECU and Case Western Reserve University.  

Gale understands the value of hard work and the opportunities that come from education. Her mother worked swing-shift in a textile mill in a small southwest Virginia town from high school graduation to retirement. Gale attended public schools, played flute in the high school band, worked for minimum wage at the local public library and volunteered as a Candystriper at her hometown community hospital. 

Gale and her family live in Cary.