Conservative for Attorney General
Who is Christine Mumma?
The Conservative candidate for Attorney General. The public servant attorney. The mom. The former businesswoman. The candidate who put herself through college – and went to law school with three young kids at home. The former NC Supreme Court Clerk. The innocence advocate who delivered justice for families and victims of crime. The former News & Observer Tar Heel of the Year. The candidate who believes in the sanctity of life, will defend the rule of law, and is unafraid, honest, and ready to stand up to put principles before politics.
Mumma, who moved around the world with her family growing up, became independent at 18, worked to save money, and put herself through UNC-Chapel Hill. She earned a degree in business administration.
At 23, she launched a career in finance and married Mitch.
After 9 years in finance and business management, with three young kids at home, Mumma went back to school. She graduated UNC law, clerked for the NC Court of Appeals, and passed the bar exam.
For the next two years, Mumma clerked for the late Supreme Court Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr., who inspired her criminal justice work. Mumma joined the NC Center on Actual Innocence in 2001 and quickly took over as Executive Director. She also worked with Lake to establish a national, precedent-setting commission of law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, defense attorneys, and academics that crafted groundbreaking criminal justice reforms.
Mumma has represented and exonerated 9 innocent men who were wrongly convicted, as well as assisted with many other exonerations. Her work has helped law enforcement find murderers and rapists who had gone free and deliver true justice.
Mumma has been lauded across the country and by her alma mater, who honored her with the outstanding alumni award, for her criminal justice reform work. Nearly two decades after her work began, Criminal Justice Reform is a top issue across the country. President Trump signed a sweeping criminal justice reform bill in 2018.
Along the way, Mumma campaigned and raised money for conservative causes and State and national Republican candidates.