Tricia Cotham Biography, Career, Family, Spouse, and Net Worth

Who is Tricia Cotham?

Tricia Cotham named Patricia Ann Cotham is a famous American politician and a former schoolteacher. Cotham is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from the 112th district, based in Mecklenburg County.

Tricia Cotham Career

Cotham was appointed by Governor Mike Easley to the 100th district in March 2007, upon the recommendation of local Democratic Party leaders. She was appointed to replace state Representative James B. Black, who had resigned. Tricia became the youngest member of the 2007-2008 session of the state legislature and the youngest woman ever to serve in the NC House of Representatives at the age of 28. She served as Co-Chair of the House’s K-12 Education subcommittee from 2008 to 2010. Cotham was then named UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Education Young Alumna of the Year in 2008. As well as the North Carolina Association of Education (NCAE) graded Cotham an ”A+” Legislator.

Before serving in the legislature, she started her first year of classroom teaching in 2001, where she taught social studies. She was also named Most Outstanding First-Year Middle School Teacher of the East Region of the Charlotte-Mecklemburg School District. Cotham then began her first year as an Assistant Principal at East Mecklenburg High School in the fall of 2006.


In March 2007, she was appointed to the legislature. She chose not to run for re-election in 2016. Cotham later stated she would consider running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the newly redrawn 12th congressional district. She filed to run for the seat on March 21, 2016, losing the primary to incumbent Congresswoman Alma Adams.

It was then revealed in April 2023, that she was expected to switch parties from Democratic to Republican. WRAL-TV in North Carolina reported that she had already changed her party registration on April 4. On April 5, 2023, she formally revealed her departure from the Democratic Party and joined the Republican Party giving the latter a veto-proof majority. This allowed them to pass bills from educational reform to abortion restrictions without negotiating with the Democratic Governor. Cotham then claimed the reasons she was leaving were the houding of her using the American flag on social media and on her vehicles.

How old is Tricia Cotham?

Patricia Ann Cotham was born on November 26, 1978, in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., and is aged 44 years. She shares her birthday with popular celebrities including Rita Ora, Tina Turner, DJ Khaled, Peter Facinelli, Danny Welbeck, Chris Hughes, Hilary Benn, and many more.

A photo of Tricia Cotham
A photo of Tricia Cotham

Tricia Cotham Family

Who are Tricia Cotham’s parents?

Patricia Ann Cotham was born to Pat Cotham and her partner John Cotham. Her mother is a former Democratic National Committee member and currently a member of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, having been elected in 2012. Her father chaired the county’s Democratic Party.

Does Tricia Cotham have siblings?

Cotham has not shared any information about her family with the media and her siblings are not disclosed.

Tricia Cotham Education

Cotham attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte graduating in 2001. She later joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tricia Cotham Spouse

Cotham was married to state Democratic Party chair Jerry Meek, but they have now divorced. The couple has two children and she currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. Meek is a lawyer and political strategist from

Tricia Cotham Children

Ctham and Meek have two children together in their marriage before their separation. The couple has two children, both sons, whose information is not known to the media

Tricia Cotham Height

Cptham has a beautiful, sexy, and physically fit body, but she has not shared her measurements with the media.

Tricia Cotham’s Net Worth

American politician and former schoolteacher Cotham is now a member of the Republican Party as of 2023. She has been able to garner an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $6 million as of 2023.