“Too Many People Feel the Deck Is Stacked Against Them,” – Candidate Batch

Wake County – Lawyer, social worker, and child welfare advocate Sydney Batch released the following statement announcing her candidacy for House District 37 in southern Wake County:

“I am honored today to announce that I am running to represent Wake County in the North Carolina House of Representatives. As a family law attorney and child welfare advocate, I fight every day for families across Wake County who are worried about their future. Whether stressed about sending their kids to a good public school, paying back their student loans, or affording quality health care and finding a good, well-paying job, too many people feel the deck is stacked against them.”

“Despite these struggles, I also get to see the many common values that bind us. People want affordable, accessible health care, quality and affordable education, safe air to breathe, clean water to drink, and a fair paycheck. Most of all, they want their children to live a more prosperous life than they have.”

“I’m running because I want to make a difference for those people who feel stressed, and to work with them through our common shared values to make a better Wake county. There’s no doubt that the challenges facing us are great. However, so is our will. I humbly ask for your support.”


Sydney Batch is a lawyer, social worker, and child welfare advocate who was raised in North Carolina. Sydney received her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she remained for her Juris Doctorate and Masters of Social Work. Following law school, Sydney entered private practice with her husband, J. Patrick Williams. They opened their law firm Batch, Poore & Williams, PC in Raleigh in 2005 and primarily practice in Wake County.  Sydney and Patrick have lived in Wake County for eleven years and have two sons. You can find more information about Sydney Batch at www.sydneybatch.com