David Lewis, Sr.

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David Lewis, Sr.
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 53
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCampbell University
Personal
ProfessionFarm Equipment Dealer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David R. Lewis, Sr. (b. March 6, 1971) is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Lewis earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Campbell University in 1994. His professional experience includes serving as the President of Harnett Tractor Company Incorporated.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Lewis's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Economy

  • Excerpt: "I believe that North Carolina should be a land of opportunity where everyone can reach their God given potential. This is best realized by advocating for entrepreneurship, supporting small businesses, and reducing regulatory and tax burdens in order to grow our economy. Small businesses are the economic drivers of this state, which means that hiring employees should be an easy and seamless process. Making North Carolina business friendly means reducing regulations and taxation that cause unpredictability in the market."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Education is a fundamental necessity to developing individual potential. As a father of three beautiful children and as a committed leader, providing quality education for Harnett County is a top priority of mine. I believe that teachers need to be free to teach their students without excessive, burdensome paperwork and needless regulations. Education is about teaching children and helping them learn the skills that will propel them far in life."

Heath Care Reform

  • Excerpt: "North Carolinians are feeling the affects [sic] of rising insurances costs and plan cancellations. It is vital that we work hard to stop the cost of healthcare from spiraling out of control by looking at market-based alternatives."

Energy

  • Excerpt: "Like everyone else, high-energy prices affect my family, my neighbors, and my constituents and continue to hurt working families. I am proud to say that during the 2013 Session, we put forth much effort on keeping energy prices low. Part of the comprehensive tax reform package included capping the gas tax which will provide some relief for motorists at the fuel pumps. Additionally, the removal of the hidden franchise tax embedded in folks electricity bills will also lead to a decrease in energy rates."

Family and Social Issues

  • Excerpt: "I am pro-life and pro-family. To me, the fundamental responsibility of government is to make sure each citizen has the opportunity to develop to the fullest extent of their abilities. Abortion is the ultimate failure in that key responsibility because the aborted human life was never given the same chance that you or I are so fortunate to have."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Vice-chair
Commerce and Job Development
Elections, Chair
Finance, Chair
Health and Human Services
Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lewis 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 David Lewis, Sr. was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Susan Byerly defeated Thomas Ellis in the Democratic primary. Byerly and Lewis will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lewis ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary and defeated Joseph Langley (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Lewis, Sr. Incumbent 56.5% 17,365
     Democratic Joseph Langley 43.5% 13,370
Total Votes 30,735

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Lewis won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. Ibrahim Oudeh defeated Thomas Ellis in the Democratic primary.[7][8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 53 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Lewis, Sr. (R) 13,533 66.61%
Abraham Oudeh (D) 6,784 33.39%

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Lewis won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[9] $197,791 was raised for this campaign.[10]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 53
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Lewis, Sr. (R) 16,135
Joseph Lindsey Tart(D) 14,431

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lewis is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Lewis raised a total of $963,913 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[11]

David Lewis, Sr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 Won $242,452
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 Won $117,729
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 Won $197,791
2006 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 Won $192,573
2004 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 Won $98,875
2002 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 53 Won $114,493
Grand Total Raised $963,913

2012

Lewis won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lewis raised a total of $242,452.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Lewis, Sr.'s campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$21,074
North Carolina Farm Bureau$9,000
American Anesthesiology of North Carolina$6,000
Levinson, David N$6,000
North Carolina Dental Society$5,500
Total Raised in 2012$242,452
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lewis won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Lewis raised a total of $117,729.

Personal

Lewis and his wife, Michelle, have three children. They currently reside in Dunn, North Carolina.[1]

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