Meet Ya

Hello, my name is Ya Liu, and I’m excited to be running for reelection in the North Carolina State House in District 21. As a House Representative, I hope to continue to make North Carolina a better state for everyone. In 2003, I moved to the Triangle area to pursue higher education and better opportunities. Despite arriving with no money, no connections, and limited English proficiency, I have since earned two doctoral degrees in sociology and law, published numerous articles in public health and geriatric research, worked at Duke Law School as a faculty member for almost a decade, and have a thriving small business. All while raising three beautiful children with my husband in Cary, the diverse and welcoming community we call home.

Previously, I have served on the Cary Town Council for District D, which has been a valuable experience for seeing our challenges. Being a Town Councilwoman has taught me how to serve a wonderful community, build strong relationships with colleagues, and represent your opinions and concerns. 

I am honored to be a strong advocate for business prosperity, careful infrastructure growth, public transit, senior services, and environmentally friendly policies. As your representative in the General Assembly, I will continue to fight for improved schools, better healthcare, a stronger economy, cleaner environments, and even more policies that will improve the lives of working families to prepare our state for the future. 

My life has been a testament to the power of the American Dream. I am proud to show that everyone can achieve success and prosperity with hard work and determination. By working hard every day, I plan on making a better, brighter, and greener future for everyone in my district and all over North Carolina.

Past Events:

Candlelight Vigil Honoring UNC’s Dr. Zijie Yan

In memory of Dr. Zijie Yan, an associate professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, a candlelight vigil was organized to remember and honor his legacy that was tragically cut short by an act of senseless gun violence.

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Economic Roundtable on AAPI Small Businesses

I had a fantastic time participating in an economic roundtable hosted by Congressman Wiley Nickel’s office! Collectively, we discussed the importance of AAPI small businesses on our community.

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Youth Leadership & Civic Engagement Summit 2023

I recently had the pleasure of co-hosting the Youth Leadership & Civic Engagement Summit, a fantastic opportunity for students to debate about public affairs and participate in discussions.

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