A. B. Swindell
|A. B. Swindell|
|North Carolina State Senate District 11|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
Swindell was a member of the Oxford City Council from 1981 to 1985. He was also a Staffer for Representative Tim Valentine from 1983 to 1995. He joined the North Carolina State Senate in 2001 and served in that position until 2011, representing the 11th District.
Swindell attended Wilson Technical Community College, Sandhills Community College, and North Carolina State University.
Swindell was a teacher of Vocational Education for Granville County Public Schools from 1971 to 1983. He is currently a Consultant.
While a member of the North Carolina State Senate, Swindell served on the following committees:
- Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Education/Higher Education Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Finance Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Judiciary II Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Pensions & Retirement & Aging Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Rules and Operations of the Senate Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Transportation Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Ways & Means Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Swindell defeated Democratic primary challenger Dennis Nielsen on May 4, 2010.
|North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 3 (2010)|
Swindell's opponent in the 2010 election has filed a defamation lawsuit related to campaign mailers. E.S. "Buck" Newton says Swindell and the N.C. Democratic Party libeled him in the mailer. It says Newton was arrested and charged with several drug charges including selling cocaine. However, court documents show the charges were dropped, because it was a case of mistaken identity.
In 2008, Swindell collected $184,681 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Citizens for Higher Education||$8,000|
|North Carolina Home Builders Association||$8,000|
|North Carolina Hospital Association||$5,000|
|North Carolina Farm Bureau||$5,000|
- Official North Carolina State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Senator Swindell's State Surge
- Senator Swindell's facebook
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 General Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014
- Carolina Journal: N.C. Senate Candidate Sues Opponent
- 2008 election results, North Carolina Senate
- Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed December 18, 2014
|North Carolina State Senate District 11
| Succeeded by|
E.S. "Buck" Newton (R)