Barbara Garitty-Blake

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Barbara Garitty-Blake
Candidate for
North Carolina State Senate, District 2

Political party Democrat
Barbara Garitty-Blake was a Democratic candidate for District 2 of the North Carolina State Senate. The primary election was on May 4, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.[1]


Campaign themes


  • Jobs
Excerpt: "By building on our assets and creating positive tax incentives that stimulate job creation, we can increase jobs in marine trades, food production, manufacturing, and the service industries."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "I fought for a tax break for water-dependent seafood processors and will continue to fight for fair taxation that does not cripple small businesses and working people with tax increases – including back door taxes like fees and licenses."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I’ll fight to keep class sizes low, and strengthen high school/community college programs to reduce the drop- out rate and encourage students to reach their potential."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "I will stand up for our brave men and women in uniform to ensure that they receive free access to the best healthcare services and I will introduce legislation to grant tax credits to businesses that employ our troops."
  • Coastal Waters
Excerpt: "I will fight to protect our waters, to keep them clean and productive and to make sure that everyone has the right to enjoy our waterways."
  • Seniors
Excerpt: "I will work to ensure that our seniors have access to quality services, including home health care, affordable housing and medical care, and transportation services."
  • Second Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "I support our 2nd amendment right to bear arms. Hunting is part of the culture of eastern North Carolina and I will defend the rights of gun owners."
  • Farmers and Fishermen
Excerpt: "I support local foods, and will work to decrease our reliance on imported products."



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Garitty-Blake was unchallenged in the May 4 Democratic primary. She was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Jean Preston (R).[2]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 2 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jean Preston (R) 36,390 65.72%
Barbara Garitty-Blake (D) 18,982 34.28%

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