Harold Brubaker

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Harold Brubaker
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 78
Retired State Representative
In office
1977 - July 12, 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1976
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionReal Estate Appraiser
Websites
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Harold Brubaker (b. November 11, 1946) was a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He represented District 78 from 1977-2012. He served as Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1998.

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brubaker was appointed to the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on Business and Labor

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brubaker served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[1][2]

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Brubaker won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He defeated Arnold Lanier in the primary and ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 78 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Brubaker (R) 13,823 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Brubaker won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[5] $218,695 was raised for this campaign.[6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 78
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Brubaker (R) 22,438

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Brubaker was up for re-election, he collected $284,776 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harold Brubaker's campaign in 2010
Nationwide$8,000
Progress Energy$8,000
Duke Energy$8,000
North Carolina Medical Society$8,000
North Carolina Association Of Realtors$8,000
Total Raised in 2010 $284,776

2008

In 2008, Brubaker collected $218,695 in donations.[8]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION $8,000
NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $8,000
DUKE ENERGY $8,000
PROGRESS ENERGY $8,000
NORTH CAROLINA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION $6,000
BANK OF AMERICA $6,000
AT&T $6,000

Issues

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."[9]

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Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 78
1977–2013
Succeeded by
Allen Ray McNeill (R)