Ricky Hurtado

North Carolina House District 63

2020 Race Update: Ricky won 50.50% to 49.41%

Ricky Hurtado, the son of working-class immigrants, grew up in rural North Carolina and is a product of public schools. As a first-generation college student, he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill and a graduate student at Princeton University. During his educational journey, Ricky found his passion for public service and focused on creating effective public policy to fight poverty and inequality and build strong, vibrant communities.

Currently, Ricky is an Instructor at UNC Chapel Hill and the Co-Executive Director of an education initiative supporting first-generation college students break down barriers to educational opportunity. He also holds a number of community leadership positions. He serves on the steering committee for Alamance Achieves, an innovative education initiative in Alamance County; is the former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for NC Child, a statewide child advocacy organization; is a Commissioner for MyFutureNC, a commission to advance college attainment and workforce development across North Carolina; and is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of North Carolina. Ultimately, Ricky is ready to lead North Carolinians towards a more just and equitable future.