Meet Jane Hipps


Get to know the woman behind the movement, her life, what she stands for, and what her plans are for our district!

I’m running for office because we need a Senator who believes in our middle class and hard-working families and who will also be a strong voice for our people right here in Western North Carolina.


A native North Carolinian, Jane Hipps has lived in Waynesville since 1968. She was married to the late Charles Hipps for almost thirty-five years and has three children and five grandchildren. Her major career years were spent in public education as a counselor, school psychologist, lead teacher, and as a Western North Carolina regional science specialist. Jane also started her own business becoming a national science and math consultant working with schools in over thirty- five states.

Upon her retirement from public education, Jane entered Vanderbilt University and obtained a Master’s degree in nursing in 2008, graduating with honors and passing her boards to become a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. Jane has been an active member of the Haywood County Democratic Party, serving in the past as President of the Haywood County Democratic Women, Region One Director, and as a member of the State Executive Committee of the NC Democratic Women.

Jane is running for the State Senate because she believes that Western North Carolina deserves strong education, a clear plan for economic recovery, and increased access to quality healthcare. She is a leader from the West for the West and with every vote will put the needs of our people first. Jane knows that if we listen to one another and learn from each other, we will develop sustainable solutions for the years to come.