NCMS Member, Representative Dr. Kristin Baker Decides Against Another Term

Kristin D. Baker, MD
On Monday, Representative Dr. Kristin Baker(R-Cabarrus) announced she will not seek re-election and will serve the remainder of her 2023-24 term.
In a statement, Dr. Baker said, “Serving in the North Carolina House has been a profound privilege, and I am deeply grateful to the people of Cabarrus County for giving me this opportunity. I also could not have done this without the unwavering support of my husband Scott and our three children.”
After winning the Republican Primary for District 82, Baker was appointed to the North Carolina House of Representatives in March 2020 following the death of Representative Linda Johnson, and twice elected in 2020 and 2022 to full terms.
Baker has been involved in legislation including the Care for Women, Children, and Families Act and the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. She championed a number of mental health initiatives, including the development of a Regional Behavioral Health Crisis Center in Cabarrus County, and support for mental wellness resources for Law Enforcement Officers across the state. Patient safety, community health, and a passion for children and students were some of her endeavors, and this year Baker leveraged improvements in the Foster Care system, securing millions of dollars in the budget to develop standardized measures and supports to improve outcomes for children in need.
Dr. Baker added, “I am proud of the work I was able to do in partnership with, and on behalf of, the people of North Carolina, using my experience as a physician to help pass legislation that I hope will make an enduring difference.”