Paid for by the Committee to Elect Ya Liu

My story is one of many immigrant stories. I came to the United States to pursue graduate studies in 2003 and became rooted as I raised a family in my new home, a beautiful town called Cary. 

 

I am a faculty member at Duke Law School, teaching Research Methods in Law. I’m also an attorney specializing in real estate and corporate law. I earned a Ph.D. in sociology from North Carolina State University and received my J.D. degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law while working full-time at Duke University. ​My academic work focuses on issues of aging, caregiving, public health, judicial behavior, and government agency rulemaking.  I value the importance of education in preparing our children to meet future challenges, domestically and globally.

 

​I am a tireless organizer for all—from local festivals to youth forums, to seminars, to political candidates. Most recently,  I helped to organize two cultural festivals in the Triangle, the 2018 Taste of China festival in Raleigh that drew 16,000 visitors and the 2019 LIGHTUP festival in Chapel Hill that drew 7,000 visitors.  I also volunteered to help elect Judge Keith Gregory, and State Senator Wiley Nickel.

I currently serve as a board member on the Chinese-American Friendship Association of North Carolina (CAFA), the largest Chinese American association in our state. With my legal background, I regularly volunteer in senior centers, immigrant naturalization workshops, and legal aid.

I am the proud mother of three beautiful young children. Above all, they have helped me realize my passion for service, through community organizing and education. I am eager to give back to the community that embraced me by serving the town of Cary. I hope to motivate more women and minority members to run for public office and inspire more young parents to be engaged in the political process.

I humbly ask for your vote and pledge to be a strong supporter of young families and seniors in Cary. As Walter Payton, the Chicago Bears’ legendary running back once stated, “We are stronger together than we are alone.” Our community is stronger when we respect diversity and the different cultures, values, backgrounds, and perspectives that we share.