Charles Graham

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Charles Graham
Charles Vinson Graham.jpg
North Carolina House of Representatives District 47
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolPembroke University
Bachelor'sPembroke State University
Master'sAppalachian State University
OtherEd., Lehigh University
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Charles Vinson Graham is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Graham earned a B.S. from Pembroke State University in 1973, his M.Ed. from Appalachian State University and an Ed. from Lehigh University. Graham founded Companion Home Care/UniMed/Stars Youth Academy and serves as the company's president. He is a retired educator who worked as a special education teacher and program director from 1978 to 2006.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Graham served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Vice-chair
Appropriations
Commerce and Job Development
Education
Insurance
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Graham served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Charles Graham was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Graham ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Graham Incumbent 100% 18,322
Total Votes 18,322

2010

On November 2, 2010, Graham won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Brawleigh Jason Graham.[5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 47 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Graham (D) 7,865 66.83%
Brawleigh Jason Graham (R) 3,903 33.17%

May 4, 2010 primary

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Graham defeated incumbent Ronnie Sutton in the primary by a margin of 4,544-4,358.[7] Sutton was seeking his 10th term. Graham's opponent in the November 2 general election was Brawleigh Graham (R).

North Carolina House of Representatives District 47 Democratic Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Graham 51% 4,544
Ronnie Sutton Incumbent 49% 4,358
Total Votes 8,902

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

Graham had previously filed to run for the 47th District in 2008, but ultimately saw his status as an active candidate terminated after he failed to file a quarterly report.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Graham is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Graham raised a total of $28,185 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[8]

Charles Graham's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 47 Won $11,407
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 47 Won $16,528
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 47 Defeated $250
Grand Total Raised $28,185

2012

Graham won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Graham raised a total of $11,407.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Graham's campaign in 2012
Chase Burn Trustee for Chase Burns Trust$2,500
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$1,000
Alliance for Access to Dental Care$1,000
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians$500
North Carolina State Farm Agents & Associates$500
Total Raised in 2012$11,407
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

Personal

Graham and his wife, Norma, have five children. They currently reside in Lumberton, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ronnie Sutton
North Carolina House - District 47
2011–present
Succeeded by
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