Sherwood promises a strong defense of public education; defends working class and supports universal health care
Art Sherwood is the Democratic nominee for North Carolina State Senate Seat 46. It includes Avery, Burke and Caldwell counties.
Just as Art has worked tirelessly for the vulnerable and injured, he is determined to help champion public education, fight for single-payer health insurance for all people, fight for living-wage jobs for workers, and protect the environment. Most importantly, he is convinced the greatest need from our political leaders today is courageous and truthful leadership.
He is a man of faith and science. His family has deep roots in the mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina and in the church, as both his great-grandfather and grandfather served as preachers.
Dr. Sherwood received the Bachelor’s and Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Following completion of his doctorate in biomedical engineering from Duke University in 1970, Dr. Sherwood joined the faculty at Texas A&M University, where he helped establish the Bioengineering Program. He moved to the Texas Medical Center in 1975 to develop the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR). He became Director of Research for the Restorative Neurology Program at Baylor College of Medicine upon its founding in 1987.
In 1997, he became Director of the Center of Excellence on Healthy Aging with Disabilities at the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston where he developed a set of laboratories for quantitative studies of motor function, and carried out a series of studies in veterans after spinal cord injury, stroke and Parkinson’s disease. Prior to his retirement in 2011, Dr. Sherwood played a significant role in guiding the disability research agenda on a national level. Dr. Sherwood now lives with his wife Gwen in Caldwell County.
Based upon his vocational experiences and faith outlook, Art will work tirelessly to provide “Principled and Reasoned Leadership” for the people of Senate District 46 and all of North Carolina.