|North Carolina State Senate District 2|
|2007 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|North Carolina House of Representatives|
|1993 – 2007|
|Bachelor's||East Carolina University (1957)|
|Master's||East Carolina University (1973)|
|Birthday||May 25, 1935|
Preston served in the North Carolina State House from 1993 to 2007. She joined the North Carolina State Senate in 2007 and served in that position until her retirement in 2013. Shortly after her retirement, she passed away from complications relating to a fall she took while vacationing in Connecticut.
Preston earned her B.S. from East Carolina University in 1957. She later received her MEd from East Carolina University in 1973. Preston worked as a teacher, administrator, and principal.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Preston served on these committees:
- Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
- Education/Higher Education
- Pensions & Retirement & Aging
- Program Evaluation
- Rules and Operations of the Senate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Preston served on these committees:
- Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Education/Higher Education Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Finance Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Pensions & Retirement & Aging Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Rules and Operations of the Senate Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Transportation Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Preston did not run for re-election in 2012.
|North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 2 (2010)|
|Jean Preston (R)||36,390||65.72%|
|Barbara Garitty-Blake (D)||18,982||34.28%|
On November 4, 2008, Preston was re-elected to the 2nd District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Greg Muse (D). Preston raised $89,275 for her campaign, while Muse did not raise any money.
|North Carolina Senate, District 2 (2008)|
|Jean Preston (R)||51,117|
|Greg Muse (D)||31,849|
In 2010, Preston collected $93,033 in donations.
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jean Preston's campaign in 2010|
|Cmte To Elect Republican Women||$8,000|
|Eastern North Carolina Anesthesiology||$4,000|
|North Carolina Republican Senate Caucus||$3,850|
|Bank of America||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$93,033|
In 2008, Preston collected $89,275 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|North Carolina Republican Party||$11,127|
|East Carolina Anesthesia Associates||$6,000|
|North Carolina Auto Dealers Association||$6,000|
|Preston for State House||$4,000|
Preston is survived by her husband John.
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Senator Preston's facebook
- Senator Preston's State Surge
|North Carolina State Senate District
| Succeeded by|
Norman Sanderson, Jr. (R)