|North Carolina House of Representatives District 78|
|Retired State Representative|
|1977 - July 12, 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Profession||Real Estate Appraiser|
Brubaker received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State in 1969. He earned his Master of Arts degree from North Carolina State University in 1971. He is a business owner and executive officer. Brubaker and his wife, Geraldine, have two children, Jonathon and Justin.
Brubaker resigned prior to the completion of his term on July 12, 2012. He said he would continue doing lobbyist and consulting work.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brubaker was appointed to the following committees:
- Appropriations Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives, Chair
- Banking Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives, Vice Chair
- Commerce and Job Development Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Subcommittee on Business and Labor
- Health and Human Services Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Insurance Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Public Utilities Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brubaker served on the following committees:
- Ethics Committee, North Carolina House
- Finance Committee, North Carolina House
- Health Committee, North Carolina House
- Insurance Committee, North Carolina House
- Public Utilities Committee, North Carolina House
- Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Committee, North Carolina House
- University Board of Governors Nominating Committee, North Carolina House
Brubaker initially indicated that he would run for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary and was slated to face Joel McClosky (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. However, on July 12, 2012, Brubaker retired from the Legislature and dropped out of his re-election bid. Allen Ray McNeill replaced him on the general election ballot.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 78 (2010)|
|Harold Brubaker (R)||13,823||100%|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 78|
|Harold Brubaker (R)||22,438|
In 2010, a year in which Brubaker was up for re-election, he collected $284,776 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Harold Brubaker's campaign in 2010|
|North Carolina Medical Society||$8,000|
|North Carolina Association Of Realtors||$8,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$284,776|
In 2008, Brubaker collected $218,695 in donations.
These were the largest contributors in 2008.
|CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION||$8,000|
|NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS||$8,000|
|NORTH CAROLINA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION||$6,000|
|BANK OF AMERICA||$6,000|
Budget surplus "slush fund"
As House speaker, Brubaker controlled 45% of a $21.3 million fund with very few limits on its use. The remainder of this secret fund, established in 1996 with the artificially created surplus from the 1995-96 budget, was controlled by Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight (45%) and Governor Jim Hunt (10%). About 250 groups received money from this fund, which was uncovered by the Carolina Journal in 1997. The John Locke Foundation identified this fund as an example of "cronyism."
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Harold + Brubaker + North Carolina + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Representative Brubaker's campaign
- North Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Brubaker
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Representative Brubaker's facebook
- Charlotte Observer "Ex-house speaker Brubaker resigns," July 12, 2012
- North Carolina Board of Elections "Candidate lists," Accessed March 5, 2012
- Official North Carolina Election Results, 2010
- North Carolina House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- "2008 campaign contributions"
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributions
- Jon Sanders, John Locke Foundation, "Carolina Cronyism: Introduction, Overview, and Reform," July 2012, p. 14
|North Carolina House - District 78
| Succeeded by|
Allen Ray McNeill (R)
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