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About Keshia

I am proud to be running for the North Carolina Senate in District 34 not as a politician or Raleigh-insider, but as a mother, wife, social worker, and community leader with a record of results to show for it. My husband Rick and I have been married for 20 years and have lived in Cabarrus County since 1996. While I am proud to have chosen a career in clinical social work where I can use my servant leadership every day to assist the most vulnerable, my most important job by far is parenting two awesome kids: Britany and Rick Jr.

The Sandidge family is “perfectly imperfect” and proud of it. In fact, I believe my family has thrived in Cabarrus County because “perfectly imperfect” is the soul of this community – it means that although we may not always get it right, we live our lives guided by hard work, determination, commitment to our values, faith and family. That is what has made Cabarrus great, and that is what I plan to take to Raleigh.

Whether it’s being a mom, a social worker, or a leader on the Board of Education, my strategy is the same: identify the problem and find a solution that works for everyone. Regardless of race or socioeconomic status, you deserve a representative in Raleigh who will stand up for your interests and will never forget the community I serve.


I received my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice right here in Cabarrus County at Barber-Scotia College in 2003.

I then went on to obtain a Masters of Social Work at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, graduating in 2011.


  • License Clinical Social Worker

  • Human Rights Committee Liaison 

  • Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting 

  • Published Author



  • International Center for Community Development 

  • Cabarrus County Black Political Caucus

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

  • NC Trauma Informed Communities Project

  • Cabarrus County Child Protection and Fatality Team

  • Cabarrus County Board of Education 

  • Down Home NC

  • National African-American Gun Association (NAAGA)

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