Northampton High alumni Finale Johnson Norton has entered the race for Delegate in House District 100.
Johnson was born and raised in Exmore and spent much of her youth trying to help her family make ends meet financially. In high school, Finale cleaned clam buckets at 6 a.m. at Willis Wharf, graded tomatoes at Six L’s, waitressed and spent a short week picking crabs at a local crab house.
After graduating from Northampton High School, she attended Hampton University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree.
After graduation, she became a Navy spouse and businesswoman, where she resided across the Bay in Norfolk. She worked at Bank of America (FKA) Sovran Bank in 1988, and was known for her efforts advocating for inclusion and equity. She served on Bank of America’s Diversity Council and was an executive sponsor for the company’s Lead for Women initiative and LGBTQ initiative. During her 26-year tenure at Bank of America, Finale eventually entered management and was an executive responsible for more than 3,500 employees.
Over the years, Finale has worked with United Way campaigns, Junior Achievement mentorship, Habitat for Humanity builds, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, March of Dimes fundraising, and the Urban League.
After retirement, Johnson moved back home to the Eastern Shore to be closer to her family.
Finale and her husband, retired Navy Captain Sam Norton, live in Jamesville with their rescue pup, Hershey.