Senator Jay Chaudhuri
north carolina future caucus, Co-chair (D)
Democrat Jay Chaudhuri is a progressive problem solver who has served as senior attorney to Attorney General Roy Cooper and State Treasurer Janet Cowell. He is a voice for progressive values by standing up against the Tea Party and right-wing Republicans. Jay is leading the fight to protect a woman's right to choose, pushing for stronger gun control laws, and always stands up for North Carolina children and families.
As Special Counsel to Attorney General Roy Cooper, Jay helped lead an investigation by all 50 Attorneys General that resulted in a landmark agreement with the two leading social networking sites, MySpace and Facebook, to better protect children from Internet predators. For his efforts, the National Association of Attorneys General honored him with the Marvin Award, given to an individual who furthers that association’s goals.
Born in Chattanooga, Jay is the son of immigrants. His father left India to come to America exactly fifty years ago. His parents settled in Fayetteville in 1972, where his father worked at the Veteran Administration Hospital before entering private practice. Jay attended Fayetteville public schools. He graduated from Davidson College, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and North Carolina Central University School of Law with honors.
He lives in Cameron Village with his wife Sejal Mehta, a former New York City prosecutor, their two children, and a black lab.