|North Carolina State Senate District 21|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Democratic Caucus Secretary|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|High school||Seventy-First Senior High School, 1977|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina A & T State University|
|Master's||Southern Illinois University|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||20-years|
Clark earned his B.S. in industrial technology from North Carolina A & T State University in 1981 and his M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Clark has been an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at North Carolina A & T State University. He served in the United States Air Force for 20-years including stints as a radio spectrum manager and operations manager.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clark served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology|
|• Judiciary II|
|• Program Evaluation|
|• Rules and Operations of the Senate|
Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Ben Clark defeated Sylvia Adamczyk, Billy R. King and Eronomy Smith in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 21 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Billy R. King||33.5%||3,860|
Clark ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 21. He advanced to a primary runoff after running against Larry Shaw, Eronomy Smith, Allen Thomas, Jr., Curtis Worthy, and Billy R. King in the Democratic primary on May 8. He then defeated Billy R. King in the July 17, 2012 runoff. Clark was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Clark is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Clark raised a total of $83,396 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.
|Ben Clark's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina State Senate, District 13||$38,690|
|2010||North Carolina State Senate, District 13||$18,681|
|2008||North Carolina State Senate, District 13||$39,956|
|2006||North Carolina State Senate, District 13||$-13,931|
|Grand Total Raised||$83,396|
2012Clark won election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Clark raised a total of $38,690.
|North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ben Clark's campaign in 2012|
|Clark III, Robert B||$19,079|
|Clark Jr, Robert B||$10,000|
|Clark, Alean H||$1,000|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$38,690|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.
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Clark currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Official campaign website, "About the senator," accessed March 25, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed August 12, 2014
- North Carolina Board of Elections, "Candidate lists," accessed March 5, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Results, 2012," accessed April 15, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Clark III, Robert Benjamin," accessed August 28, 2013
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