Ricky Hurtado

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 63, NC

Ricky, 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.