Daniel Soucek

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Daniel Soucek
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North Carolina State Senate District 45
Incumbent
In office
January 26, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Military Academy (1991)
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Daniel Soucek is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Soucek received his bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy in 1991. He entered Army Aviation as a Second Lieutenant and eventually reached the rank of Company Commander. Soucek has been a logistics officer and international disaster manager for Samaritan's Purse. He has also been a small business owner.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on Education/Higher Education
Commerce
Education/Higher Education
Finance
Judiciary I
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Soucek served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Soucek's website highlighted the following issues:[2]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "My top priority as your State Senator will be to focus on jobs and the economy."

No-New-Taxes Pledge

Nine of North Carolina’s 45 incoming freshman state legislators signed a pledge to "oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes." The pledge was in line with each of their campaign promises to fix the state’s fiscal hole without resorting to tax hikes. At the time they signed the pledge, North Carolina was looking at a budget deficit as high as $4 billion in 2011.

Soucek signed the pledge in November 2010.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate 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 Daniel Soucek was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jim Sponenberg was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Soucek and Sponenberg will face off in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Soucek ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated George S. Robinson in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Roy J. Carter (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

North Carolina State Senate, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Soucek Incumbent 60.7% 50,848
     Democratic Roy J. Carter 39.3% 32,913
Total Votes 83,761
North Carolina State Senate District 45 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Soucek Incumbent 65.4% 17,384
George S. Robinson 34.6% 9,186
Total Votes 26,570

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Soucek won election to the North Carolina State Senate District 45 in the November 2 general election. He defeated incumbent Steve Goss (D).[8]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 45 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Soucek (R) 34,777 59.96%
Steve Goss (D) 23,223 40.04%
North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 45 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Soucek 6,356
Jeffrey Elmore 5,708

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Soucek is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Soucek raised a total of $572,582 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[9]

Daniel Soucek's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 45 Won $87,156
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 45 Won $406,362
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 93 Defeated $79,064
Grand Total Raised $572,582

2012

Soucek won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Soucek raised a total of $87,156.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Daniel Soucek's campaign in 2012
Soucek, Daniel$17,264
North Carolina Republican Party$9,342
Sywassink, Ga$4,000
North Carolina Hospital Association$3,000
Partners for Educational Freedom$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$87,156
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Soucek and his wife, Kim, have three children. They currently reside in Watauga County, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Goss (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 45
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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