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Posted on: May 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Joines’ Statement on the Death of Larry Womble

Portrait of Larry Womble

Office of the Mayor
May 15, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines today released the following statement on the death of former board of alderman and state representative Larry Womble:

"On behalf of the citizens of Winston-Salem, I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of former N. C. State Representative Larry Womble. Representative Womble had been a strong voice for the rights of the underprivileged while he served on the board of alderman and later as a state representative. We remember his work as an alderman in pushing for downtown development of residential housing many, many years ago before it became an accepted concept. We also recognize Representative Womble’s contributions in getting state legislation passed for financial compensation to be made to victims of the forced sterilization program."

Womble served three terms on the board of aldermen from 1981 to 1993 representing the Southeast Ward. He was elected to the North Carolina General Assembly’s 71st district in 1995 where he served until 2012.

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