Dennis Nielsen

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Dennis Nielsen
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Former candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 26
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service37 years
ProfessionOwner of Freedom Arms
Dennis Nielsen was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 26 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Nielsen earned a degree from the University of Nebraska in law enforcement. His professional experience includes owning Freedom Arms in Clayton, NC. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 37 years.[1]


Campaign themes


In an article with the Clayton News Star, Nielsen said that his platform is simple, "Get the government out of the peoples’ business, turn control of the peoples’ lives to themselves and stop having people controlling people."[1]



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives 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 N. Leo Daughtry defeated Dennis Nielsen in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 26 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngN. Leo Daughtry Incumbent 73.2% 3,426
Dennis Nielsen 26.8% 1,257
Total Votes 4,683


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Nielsen ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 11. He lost to incumbent E.S. "Buck" Newton in the Republican primary on May 8.[6][7][8]

North Carolina State Senate District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngE.S. "Buck" Newton 80.5% 14,344
Dennis Nielsen 19.5% 3,477
Total Votes 17,821

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