Eleanor Kinnaird

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Eleanor Kinnaird
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North Carolina State Senate, District 23
Former member
In office
1997 - August 19, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Town of Carrboro
1987 – 1996
Education
Bachelor'sCarleton College, 1953
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 1973
J.D.North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1992
Personal
BirthdayNovember 14, 1931
Place of birthRochester, Minnesota
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Campaign website
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Eleanor Kinnaird (b. November 14, 1931) is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 23 from 1996 to August 19, 2013.[1] Kinnaird resigned over her ongoing frustration with the state legislature's Republican majority, and planned to work in grassroots advocacy, in particular preparing voters for the state's new regulations requiring presentation of photo identification at the polls.[2]

Biography

Kinnaird earned her B.A. from Carleton College in 1953. She went on to receive her M.M. in Music from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1973. Kinnaird also earned her J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1992. Her professional experience includes working as a music teacher, library technical assistant and attorney. Kinnaird served as Mayor of Carrboro from 1987 to 1996.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety
Health Care
Judiciary I
State and Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kinnaird served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Kinnaird ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8. She defeated Dave Carter (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

North Carolina State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEleanor Kinnaird Incumbent 67% 71,919
     Republican Dave Carter 33% 35,467
Total Votes 107,386

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Kinnaird won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 23, defeating Ryan Hilliard (R) in the general election on November 2.[4]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 23 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eleanor Kinnaird (D) 36,611 64.87%
Ryan A. Hilliard (R) 19,828 35.13%

Kinnaird was unopposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kinnaird was re-elected to the 23rd District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Jon Bass (R).[6] Kinnaird raised $55,615 for her campaign, while Bass did not raise any money.[7]

North Carolina Senate, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eleanor Kinnaird (D) 62,192
Jon Bass (R) 25,527

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kinnaird is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Kinnaird raised a total of $470,374 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[8]

Eleanor Kinnaird's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina Senate, District 23 Won $36,668
2010 North Carolina Senate, District 23 Won $38,724
2008 North Carolina Senate, District 23 Won $55,615
2006 North Carolina Senate, District 23 Won $52,082
2004 North Carolina Senate, District 23 Won $37,034
2002 North Carolina Senate, District 23 Won $62,276
2000 North Carolina Senate, District 16 Won $69,009
1998 North Carolina Senate, District 16 Won $67,051
1996 North Carolina Senate, District 16 Won $51,915
Grand Total Raised $470,374

2012

Kinnaird won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kinnaird raised a total of $36,668.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eleanor Kinnaird's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$3,000
Jenkins, Priscilla Q.$1,250
Jones, Curtis F.$1,000
Tiemann, Amy P.$800
Peacock, Florence F.$750
Total Raised in 2012$36,668
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Kinnaird collected $38,724 in donations.[9]

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eleanor Kinnaird's campaign in 2010
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers$4,000
North Carolina Advocates For Justice$2,000
Florence Peacock$1,500
Emily's List$1,000
James Goodman$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $38,724

2008

In 2008, Kinnaird collected $55,615 in donations.[10]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
State Employees Association of North Carolina $5,500
North Carolina Advocates for Justice $5,000
Lillians List of North Carolina $4,000
North Carolina Associatio of Educators $2,250
Emilys List $2,000

Personal

Kinnaird has three children and currently resides in Carrboro, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina State Senate District 23
1997-August 19, 2013
Succeeded by
Valerie Foushee (D)