Currently, Dr. Fulghum is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, serving the citizens of District 49. Upon the retirement announcement of current Sen. Neal Hunt (R-Wake), Dr. Fulghum filed to run for the Senate seat.
NC Senate District 15 covers northeastern Wake County. The NC Free Enterprise Foundation assigned it a Conventional Voter Behavior (CVB) rating of “Leaning Republican”. The ranking is based on the historical voting data in every statewide race since 2008.