|Graig R. Meyer|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 50|
|October 30, 2013 - Present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Freshman Caucus Co-Chair|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Appointed||October 30, 2013|
|Appointed by||Orange and Durham County Democratic Parties|
Meyer's professional experience includes serving as the director of student equity and volunteer services for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
Meyer's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- 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."
- Excerpt: "Graig believes that the best opportunities for job creation and economic development in rural areas are through expanding markets for locally produced products."
- 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."
- 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."
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.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Graig Meyer Incumbent||57.2%||18,574|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50 Republican Primary, 2014|
|W. Lewis Hannah, Jr.||20.9%||689|
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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.
- North Carolina League of Conservation Voters: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
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- Environment North Carolina: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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- N.C. Values Coalition: 2014 Pro-family Scorecard
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- North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare: 2014 Legislative Report Cards
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Meyer and his wife, Jennifer, have three children.
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- Graig Meyer on Facebook
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- www.dailytarheel.com, "Graig Meyer appointed as Foushee replacement," accessed November 4, 2013
- Facebook.com, "About Rep. Graig Meyer," accessed April 18, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 18, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed August 12, 2014
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Valerie Foushee (D)
|North Carolina House - District 50
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