North Carolina Resources

Population: 10,042,802 (2015)

Filing deadline: Feb. 28, 2018.

Primary: May 8; runoff July 17, 2018.

North Carolina (R+3) is one of the most liberal southern states, largely because of immigration from the north. It is 68% White, 20% Black and 7% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 15. North Caro­lina is a swing state in Presidential elections. Obama won narrowly in 2008, Romney won narrowly in 2012.

Senators: 2 Republicans.

Thom Tillis

Senator class 2: Thom Tillis (R)
Committees: Bank, Armed Forces, Judiciary, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Thom Tillis

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 22, 2016: Businessman and Speaker of the State House, Thom Tillis (b.1960), took the seat from an incumbent Democrat with 49% in 2014.

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Richard Burr

Senator class 3: Richard Burr (R)
Committees: Intelligence (Chair), Finance, Health & Education.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Richard Burr

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
Salesman Richard Burr (b.1955) was elected to the House in 1994 and the Senate in 2004. He won 51% in 2016.

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Representatives: 13 Representatives: 3 Democrats and 10 Republicans. The state’s Congressional districts were redrawn in 2015 on the orders of a Federal Court.

G. K. Butterfield

District 1
Representative: G. K. Butterfield (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: G. K. But­ter­field
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 22, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (D+?) lies in the northeastern parts of the state and is one of the most changed after the Court’s order. It contains 69% of the old district and has lost coastal areas, picked up inland areas and gotten more White voters. It is now 48% White, 44% Black and 7% Hispanic. Lawyer and Judge G. K. Butterfield (b.1947) was first elected in a special election in 2004 and won 69% in 2014.

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George Holding

District 2
Representative: George Hol­ding (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee:
Republican nominee: George Hol­ding

Rating, May 22, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+?) still covers central parts of the state, but has been shifted to the northeast and only contains 18% of its former voters. It is 73% White, 19% Black and 7% Hispanic velgere. Lawyer and Judge George Hol­ding (b.1968) was first elected in 2012. He was drawn together with, and defeated a Republican Congresswoman in the 2016 primary and won 57% in November.

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Walter Jones

District 3
Representative: Walter Jones (R)
Committees: Armed Forces.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Walter Jones

Rating, May 22, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+?) now covers most of the coastal areas north of Wilmington, all the way up to the Virginia border. It contains 81% of the old district and is 73% White and 21% Black. Businessman and State Senator Walter Jones (b.1943) was originally a Democrat, and lost a Congressional election for that party in 1992. He ran as a Republican two years later and has been elected ever since. He won 67% in 2016.

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David Price

District 4
Representative: David Price (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: David Price
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 22, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (D+?) lies in central parts of the state, but is more compact now and contains 62% of the old one. It is 65% White, 22% Black and 9% Hispanic. Professor David Price (b.1940) was first elected in 1986. He lost in 1994, but took the seat back in 1996 and won 68% in 2016.

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Virginia Foxx

District 5
Representative: Virginia Foxx (R)
Committees: Education (Chair), Oversight.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Vir­ginia Foxx

Rating, May 22, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+?) covers the northwestern corner of the state and contains 73% of the old one. It is 80% White and 14% Black. Businesswoman, teacher and State Senator Virginia Foxx (b.1943) was first elected in 2004 and won 59% in 2016.

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Mark Walker

District 6
Representative: Mark Walker (R)
Committees: Administration, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mark Walker

Rating, May 22, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+?) still covers northern, central areas of the state, but only contains 50% of the old seat. It is 74% White and 19% Black. Baptist preacher Mark Walker (b.1969) was first elected in 2014 and won 59% in 2016.

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David Rouzer

District 7
Representative: David Rouzer (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: David Rouzer

Rating, May 22, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+?) covers eastern and southern parts of the state, including the coastal areas around Wilmington. It has kept 72% of the old voters and is 73% White and 20% Black. Agricultural economist and State Senator David Rouzer (b.1972) was first elected in 2014 and won 61% in 2016.

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Richard Hudson

District 8
Representative: Richard Hudson (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Richard Hudson

Rating, May 22, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+?) covers southern, central areas of the state, but has kept only 42% of its voters. It is 70% White and 22% Black. Richard Hudson (b.1971) held several jobs on the staffs of Republican politicians before defeating an incumbent Democrat in 2012. He won 59% in 2016.

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Robert Pittenger

District 9
Representative: Robert Pittenger (R) C
ommittees
: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Robert Pit­tenger

Rating, June 17, 2016:
Likely GOP.

Status, June 13, 2016:
The district (R+?) lies in southern, central parts of the state and forms a long, thin line along parts of the state border with South Carolina. It contains only 39% of the former district and is 67% White and 19% Black. Real estate investor and State Senator Robert Pittenger (b.1948) was a losing candidate for the LG job in 2008 before taking this seat in 2012. He won 58% in 2016.

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Patrick McHenry

District 10
Representative: Patrick McHenry (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Pat­rick McHenry

Rating, May 22, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+?) covers southwestern parts of the state, between Ashville and Charlotte and only 4% of it has changed. It is 84% White and 11% Black. Patrick McHenry (b.1975) held several jobs for Republican politicians before winning this seat in 2004. He won 63% in 2016.

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Mark Meadows

District 11
Representative: Mark Meadows (R)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Oversight, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mark Meadows

Rating, May 22, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+?) has kept 96% of its former population. It covers western parts of the state and is 91% White. Real estate investor Mark Meadows (b.1959) was first elected to this open seat in 2012 and won 64% in 2016.

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Alma Adams

District 12
Representative: Alma Adams (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Education, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: Alma Adams
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 22, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (D+?) contains just 52% of the old one and has changed from being a long, thin stripe up from the SC borderline to northern parts, into a much more compact area centered around Charlotte. It is 51% White, 35% Black and 12% Hispanic. Professor and State Representative Alma Adams (b.1946) was first elected in 2014 and won 67% in 2016.

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Tedd Budd

District 13
Representative: Ted Budd (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ted Budd

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+?) was radically changed in the redraw and now contains three roughly equal parts of old districts, plus two minor parts of other districts. It now covers central and western parts of the state. It is 72% White and 21% Black. The Republicans held the seat with gun range owner and agricultural investor Ted Budd (b.1971), who won 56% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: January 1.

The Governor and LG of North Carolina are term limited after 2 x 4 years. After 4 years, they can run for 2 x 4 more years.
There are no term limits for any of the other State Offices.

Roy Cooper

Governor: Roy Cooper (D)

Democratic nominee: Roy Cooper
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The Democrats took the office in 2016 with lawyer and AG Roy Cooper (b.1952), who won 49% and had a razor-thin margin against the GOP incumbent.

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Dan Forest

Lieutenant Governor: Dan Forest (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Dan Forest

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The LG is nominated and elected separately in North Carolina. Architect Dan Forest (b.1967) was first elected in 2012 and won 52% in 2016.

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Elaine Marshall

Secretary of State: Elaine Mar­shall (D)

Democratic nominee: Elaine Mar­shall
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
Lawyer and State Senator Elaine Mar­shall (b.1945) was first elected in 1996. She won 52% in 2016.

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Dale Folwell

Treasurer: Dale Folwell (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Dale Folwell

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The GOP won the office with accountant and State Representative Dale Folwell (b.1958), who won 53% in 2016.

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Beth Wood

Auditor: Beth Wood (D)

Democratic nominee: Beth Wood
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
Accountant Beth Wood (b.1954) was first elected in 2008 and won 50% in 2016.

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Josh Stein

Attorney General: Josh Stein (D)

Democratic nominee: Josh Stein
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The Dems held the office with lawyer and State Senator Josh Stein (b.1966), who won just over 50% in 2016.

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Mark Johnson

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Mark Johnson (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mark Johnson

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The GOP took the office with lawyer, School Board member and teacher Mark Johnson, who won 51% in 2016.

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Steve Troxler

Agriculture Commissioner: Steve Troxler (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Steve Troxler

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
Farmer Steve Troxler was first elected in 2004 and won 56% in 2016.

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Cherie Berry

Labor Commissioner: Cherie Berry (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Cherie Berry

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
Businesswoman and State Representative Cherie Berry (b.1946) was first elected in 2000 and won 55% in 2016.

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Mike Causey

Insurance Commissioner: Mike Causey (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mike Causey

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
THe GOP took this office with farmer Mike Causey, who won a little over 50% in 2016, on his second attempt.

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State Senate: 50 (15D / 35R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.
State House: 120 (46D / 74R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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