Deb McManus

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Deb McManus
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 54
Former Member
In office
2013-December 11, 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina-Charlotte
ProfessionOffice Manager
Campaign website
Deb McManus is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 54 from 2012 to December 11, 2013. McManus resigned following her arrest on embezzlement charges.[1]


McManus received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 1979. She is an office manager at Carolina Family Practice.

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013


Campaign themes


McManus' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt:"In addition to the impact on education, cutting funding that pays for teachers and other state employees just compounds our budget problems as more people are out of work, drawing unemployment, and not spending on goods and services."

Fracking, Energy & The Environment

  • Excerpt:"When speaking, I've compared fracking to an experimental medical procedure. It may have potential at some point in the future but we are simply not in a position to take the risks at this time. I don't want our area to be a testing ground."

Jobs & the Economy

  • Excerpt:"I want to create incentives for green energy development in our district. This is one of the fastest growing sectors of new jobs and we should be taking advantage of this. North Carolina has been ranked as a business friendly state but we have to continue to improve our district's image as a high quality place to live and raise a family."

The War on Women's Reproductive Health Rights

  • Excerpt:"I vehemently oppose the state requirements on ultrasounds and waiting periods for women seeking an abortion, and I fully support funding Planned Parenthood, because they provide many health services for many women who would not otherwise receive treatment."

Voter I. D. Laws

  • Excerpt:"I oppose the Voter ID bill. First, because it is unnecessary. Research from the NC State Board of Elections says from the years 2004-2010 shows there were 5 cases of voter fraud per 1,000,000 ballots cast."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

McManus ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 54. She defeated Jeff Starkweather in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012. McManus defeated Cathy Wright (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDeb McManus 56.1% 22,159
     Republican Cathy Wright 43.9% 17,339
Total Votes 39,498
North Carolina House of Representatives District 54 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDeb McManus Incumbent 59.2% 7,447
Jeff Starkweather 40.8% 5,132
Total Votes 12,579

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McManus is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McManus raised a total of $176,456 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[6]

Deb McManus's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 54 Won $176,456
Grand Total Raised $176,456


McManus won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McManus raised a total of $176,456.


McManus and her husband, Keith, have two children. They currently reside in Siler City, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Hackney (D)
North Carolina House - District 54
2013–December 11, 2013
Succeeded by