Graig Meyer

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Graig R. Meyer
North Carolina House of Representatives District 50
In office
October 30, 2013 - Present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Freshman Caucus Co-Chair
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedOctober 30, 2013
Appointed byOrange and Durham County Democratic Parties
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionSchool administrator
Office website
Campaign website
Graig R. Meyer is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 50. He was first appointed to the chamber on October 30, 2013, to replace Valerie Foushee, who was appointed to the Senate.[1] He currently serves as Freshman Caucus Co-Chair.


Meyer's professional experience includes serving as the director of student equity and volunteer services for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Meyer served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2015
Education - K-12
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs
Public Utilities
Regulatory Reform


Campaign themes


Meyer's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[3]


  • Excerpt: "The only real way to improve education in our state is to include educators in the process. Graig will be a voice not just for educators but for students and families. Recent attacks on public education can’t be defended as good for our students. As Graig has done his entire career, he will be a voice for all children and adults with a stake in our education policies."

Rural Investment

  • Excerpt: "Graig believes that the best opportunities for job creation and economic development in rural areas are through expanding markets for locally produced products."

Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "Graig believes in expanding North Carolina’s economy by creating jobs that pay a livable wage rather than building an economy that lifts only those already at the highest income levels. Meaningful jobs are the best way to build strong families and communities, and his efforts will lay the groundwork and provide the resources so people can attain that meaningful work."

Free & Fair Elections

  • Excerpt: "Graig will fight for the restoration of voting rights in North Carolina. This fight is not borne out of ambition or a legislative agenda. It is borne out of the grief and disappointment of seeing a new generation of our neighbors, friends, and families being deprived of their vote. Graig looks forward to the day when all NC citizens can be confident in their right to vote."

Marriage Equality

  • Excerpt: "Because I want to live in an inclusive North Carolina, I believe LGBTQ citizens deserve equal rights under the law. These include the opportunity to marry a partner of their choosing, to exercise standard domestic and legal rights, and to be free from discrimination at home and in the workplace."



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 Graig Meyer was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Rod Chaney defeated W. Lewis Hannah, Jr. in the Republican primary. Meyer defeated Chaney in the general election.[4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGraig Meyer Incumbent 57.2% 18,574
     Republican Rod Chaney 42.8% 13,920
Total Votes 32,494
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRod Chaney 79.1% 2,607
W. Lewis Hannah, Jr. 20.9% 689
Total Votes 3,296


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in North Carolina

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In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
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  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.


Meyer and his wife, Jennifer, have three children.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Valerie Foushee (D)
North Carolina House - District 50
October 30, 2013–present
Succeeded by