Gaston Pridgen

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Gaston Pridgen
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 46
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
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Gaston Pridgen is a former Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 46.

He was drafted for two years into the U.S. Army, during which time he did a tour of duty in Vietnam. After his military service he returned to his civilian job at Southern Bell Telephone Company (now AT&T) and eventually opened his own communications company, CommCo Inc. He later began work in the IS Department of Southeastern Regional Medical Center while his wife managed CommCo.

Pridgen attended Robeson Community College. He and his wife, Wendy, have four children and six grandchildren.[1]

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Education, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee B



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pridgen ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. He was defeated by Ken Waddell (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKen Waddell 54.1% 18,160
     Republican Gaston Pridgen Incumbent 45.9% 15,431
Total Votes 33,591


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Pridgen won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Douglas Yongue (D).[4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 46 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gaston Pridgen (R) 7,590 52.17%
Douglas Yongue (D) 6,958 47.83%

Campaign Contributions


In 2010, Pridgen raised a total of $14,238 in campaign contributions.[6]

His five largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Republican Party $8,165
North Carolina Association of Realtors $750
McLean, Carolyn $500
Tubbs, William $250
Edge, David $250


Pridgen and his wife Wendy have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Douglas Yongue
North Carolina House - District 46
Succeeded by
Ken Waddell (D)