Dr. Kyle Horton has a unique combination of clinical experience and academic expertise to guide New Hanover County through the decision of a generation as to the fate of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She is an emerging national leader in public health, veterans advocacy, and environmental policy with a record of legislative action in complicated issues established a reputation for transparent. 

graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she received the highest student affairs leadership award. She earned both her MD and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in a 5-year physician leadership development program at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. As a physician, she has worked in both the private and public sectors having previously served in a post-deployment clinic for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Veterans with the Department of Veterans Affairs. she helped train the next generation of physicians to address the complexities of healthcare for our returning heroes.

From the clinic to Capitol Hill, Dr. Kyle is equally comfortable in the political world and with the hardworking Americans for whom she fights. Her bipartisan experience demonstrates her commitment to working across the aisle to solve tough problems. Dr. Kyle is an emerging national leader in Veterans, public health, and environmental policy. Read more about her advocacy and Rx for Congress here.

Legislative efforts and accomplishments include:

  • Clay Hunt Veterans’ Suicide Legislation (HB 203)
  • Opiate Safety Legislation (SB 1641)
  • Military Sexual Trauma Legislation (HB 1607)
  • Women Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Legislation (HB 2915)
  • Veterans’ Burn Pit Exposure Legislation (SB 319)
  • Offshore Drilling Opposition Petition
  • Offshore Drilling Opposition Legislation (HB 2272)