Jarrod Marshall Lowery is a Marine Veteran, community leader, and conservative republican running for North Carolina House District 47. Born and raised in Robeson County, Jarrod understands the unique challenges facing District 47 communities and how to address them.
A lifelong resident of Robeson County from the Prospect Community, Jarrod enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after high school, where he served as a tank technician for six years. In 2012, Jarrod graduated from UNC-Pembroke with a bachelor’s in Political Science and a minor in American History.
After college, Jarrod joined North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory's senior staff as a Regional Outreach Liaison. As Regional Outreach Liaison, Jarrod worked closely with and advocated on behalf of Rural Areas, Veterans, and American Indian communities.
In 2017, Jarrod left the Governor's Office to take on a new role as Regional Director for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey, where he worked closely with First Responders across North Carolina to address the challenges facing law enforcement in rural areas.
Jarrod's service in state government gave him valuable insight into intergovernmental affairs, understanding how levels of government interact with each other, and how processes can be streamlined to better serve the people.
A proud member of the Lumbee Tribe, Jarrod has always sought ways to give back to the Tribal community that helped raised him. From 2015-2021, Jarrod served as an elected member of the Lumbee Tribal Council, representing the communities of Oxendine, Prospect and Wakulla.
As Chairman of the Tribal Council's Federal Recognition Committee, Jarrod advocated for full federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe and helped deliver important legislative victories for the Tribe in the North Carolina General Assembly. Jarrod also served as chairman of the Tribal Council's Economic Development committee.
In November 2022, Jarrod was elected to the North Carolina General Assembly by a 22-point margin in a historic election. Lowery becomes the first Native American Republican elected to the General Assembly and the first republican to represent District 47 in Robeson County's history.
As a lifelong member of Galilee Baptist Church in Red Springs, NC, Jarrod served as a Sunday School teacher for nearly a decade. A born-again Christian, Jarrod believes that giving back to his community and shining the light that Christ has put within each us is key to making our communities a better place. Jarrod is married to his wife Jennifer and is expecting their first child in December 2022.
Jarrod has also had the opportunity to serve Robeson County on several boards and commissions, including:
North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (2013-2017)
North Carolina State Social Services Commission (2016-2018)
UNC-Pembroke Board of Visitors (2017-Present)
10/25 PEMBROKE GET OUT THE VOTE RALLY W/ TED BUDD, DANNY BRITT, AND JARROD LOWERY
LUMBERTON BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB JELLY DONUT EATING CONTEST
FAIRMONT 4TH OF JULY PARADE
2022 LUMBEE HOMECOMING PARADE
'UNITED ROBESON' LUMBERTON MEET-AND-GREET
Jarrod Lowery speaks at the opening of the Republican National Committee's Native American Community Center in Pembroke, NC -01/28/2022, Courtesy of the RNC
Jarrod Lowery with (left to right) Rep. Dan Bishop, Rep, David Rouzer, NC GOP Chairman Michael Whatley, and RNC Spokesman Paris Denard at the opening of the Republican National Committee's Native American Community Center in Pembroke, NC -01/28/2022