CLEVELAND (WTVD) --Felice Perry-Pete is back for her second Republican National Convention. She's one of the few African-American women in the North Carolina delegation at the GOP Convention.
"The Republican Party isn't the devil, I mean just take a look at us," she said.
Perry-Pete was born and raised in Nash County. She attended UNC and was president of the Wake County Women's Club.
She talked to ABC11 about what draws her to the Republican Party as an African-American woman.
"I believe that the Republican Party is the party of freedom and liberty," she explained. "It is the party of free markets and it is the party of free choices."
Felice Perry-Pete is 1 of few African-Americans at RNC. "We should not be beholden to one-party 95% of the time." pic.twitter.com/MZMaQ3EEHe— Steve Daniels (@DanielsABC11) July 19, 2016
She then explained why she isn't part of the Democratic Party.
"Historically, black people have been driven to the Democratic Party and it has been ingrained in you that the Democratic Party is more fun, more friendly, more helpful, but when put to action that is not the truth," Perry-Pete said.
She said Donald Trump was not her first choice. But now she's working to get people unified behind the Trump campaign. "I hope that we can come together and build a platform because we all believe that Hillary would be a disaster."
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Perry-Pete is married and has a 4-year-old son. She's teaching him about the Republican Party.
"We should not beholden to one-party 95 percent of the time. And when that party takes you for granted because they're going to have your vote, so I think it's time and an awakening."