Jane will continue to be a voice for the LGBTQ community in Davidson
Jane E. Campbell is a 1987 graduate of Davidson College and a retired U.S. Navy Captain. She wore the cloth of our Nation for more than a quarter century serving in a variety of assignments around the globe. She served on ships and ashore – in the U.S. and overseas. Her duty stations included, but were not limited to: Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, the Pentagon, the National Security Council Staff at the White House, Bahrain, and Kabul, Afghanistan.
In 2010 she returned to Washington, where she earned a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy at the National War College. That was followed by a second tour in the Pentagon. Jane retired in 2015 after serving as the Director of Public Affairs for U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. Upon retirement, Jane and her spouse Heather – a fellow 1987 Davidson graduate – returned to Davidson, NC. Both have become actively involved in church, college, and community non-profits.
When North Carolina’s House Bill 2 passed on March 23, 2016, Jane decided to step off the “retirement sidelines” to stand up for her fellow North Carolinians. While initially motivated by HB2, she was not a single-issue candidate. Jane lost the election for the General Assembly, but earned more than 19,000 votes in her bid to upset the incumbent.
In July 2017 Jane filed to run for Davidson Town Board. She earned a seat on the Town Board in November 2017, and is running for re-election in 2019.