|North Carolina State Senate District 18|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Appalachian State University|
|Master's||Wake Forest University|
Barefoot earned his B.S. from Appalachian State University and his M.A. in Christian Ethics from Wake Forest University. Barefoot is currently a regional sales director for CRC, Inc.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Barefoot served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources|
|• Appropriations on Education/Higher Education|
|• Education/Higher Education|
|• Health Care|
|• Rules and Operations of the Senate|
Barefoot's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Jobs and Economic Growth
- Excerpt: "When government fails to balance its budget on time, uses targeted tax incentives to pick corporate winners and losers and proposes unreasonable spending levels sustained by high taxes, businesses freeze or leave. That is why I support growing our economy through reforming the state’s tax system so that we can reduce our tax rates and provide a reliable regulatory environment for North Carolina businesses to grow."
- Excerpt: "North Carolina is at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring states due to high tax rates. We must focus on reducing tax rates and eliminating excessive taxes so that North Carolina is competitive again."
- Excerpt: "Since the late 1990’s state government spending has skyrocketed when compared to our state’s growth in population. With a $19 billion budget, we need to hold government agencies and program administrators that spend your tax payer dollars accountable. We must cut wasteful spending so that we can fairly compensate our state employees who provide essential services for North Carolina."
- Excerpt: "Food does not come from a grocery store. It is produced by the hardworking farmers of North Carolina. It is our state’s largest industry. North Carolina farmers don’t just feed us, they feed the world. We should protect our farmer’s from oppressive government rules and regulations."
- Excerpt: "We must encourage the public school system to recruit the best teachers from our colleges and universities and pay them well based on their performance. We cannot let the bureaucracy of education be more important than educating the next generation."
Note: Barefoot's campaign themes did not change from 2012.
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 Chad Barefoot was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Sarah Crawford was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Barefoot defeated Crawford in the general election.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 18 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Chad Barefoot Incumbent||52.9%||34,646|
Barefoot ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 18. He defeated Michael Schriver and Glen Bradley in the Republican primary on May 8. Barefoot defeated District 7 incumbent Doug Berger (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|North Carolina State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Doug Berger Incumbent||44.1%||40,897|
|North Carolina State Senate District 18 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Barefoot is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Barefoot raised a total of $1,006,064 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.
|Chad Barefoot's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina State Senate, District 18||$1,006,064|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,006,064|
2012Barefoot won election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Barefoot raised a total of $1,006,064.
|North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chad Barefoot's campaign in 2012|
|North Carolina Republican Party||$847,475|
|Luddy, Robert L||$8,000|
|Stam for House||$8,000|
|Marrelli, Cindy L||$7,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$1,006,064|
|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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Barefoot and his wife, Paige, have one child. They currently reside in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
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- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- chadbarefoot.com, "Issues," accessed August 18, 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 9, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed June 18, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Barefoot, John Chadwick," accessed August 28, 2013
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