Jay Chaudhuri has spent his career fighting for and working on behalf of the people of North Carolina and is committed to welcoming refugees and immigrations. As a representative, he has met with refugee and immigrant communities in North Carolina and in 2019, Chaudhuri signed a letter from state and local leaders urging then President Trump to set a higher refugee admissions goal and welcoming those seeking safety.
For two decades, Chaudhuri has worked at the highest levels of all three branches in state government. Born in Chattanooga, Chaudhuri is the son of immigrants. His father left India to come to America more than fifty years ago. His parents settled in Fayetteville, where his father worked at the Veteran Administration Hospital before entering private practice. Chaudhuri attended Fayetteville public schools and went on to graduate from Davidson College, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and North Carolina Central University School of Law with honors. As Special Counsel to Attorney General Roy Cooper, Chaudhuri helped lead an investigation by all 50 Attorneys General that resulted in a landmark agreement with the two leading social networking sites, MySpace and Facebook, to better protect children from Internet predators. For his efforts, the National Association of Attorneys General honored him with the Marvin Award, given to an individual who furthered that association’s goals.