|North Carolina House of Representatives District 35|
|1999 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
Weiss earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1981. She received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1986. She has worked as a corporate and securities attorney, and has served as director of legal services for a women's counseling center. Weiss and her husband, Bruce, have two children, Max and Anna.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Weiss served on the following committees:
- Agriculture Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Elections Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Finance Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Health and Human Services Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Subcommittee on Mental Health
- Subcommittee C
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Weiss served on the following committees:
- Aging Committee, North Carolina House
- Finance Committee, North Carolina House
- Health Committee, North Carolina House
- Judiciary II Committee, North Carolina House
- Juvenile Justice Committee, North Carolina House
- Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Committee, North Carolina House
Weiss did not run for re-election in 2012. Had she run, she would have faced District 41 incumbent Thomas Murry due to redistricting. In a statement, she said, "I feel that it is time for me to take a break from politics, pursue some of my other interests and spend more time with my family and friends."
On November 2, 2010, Weiss 2010 electionswon election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. She had no primary opposition but was challenged by Donald Frantz (R) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 35 (2010)|
|Jennifer Weiss (D)||13,144||57.48%|
|Don Frantz (R)||9,725||42.52%|
In 2010, a year in which Weiss was up for re-election, she collected $175,094 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jennifer Weiss's campaign in 2010|
|North Carolina Democratic Party||$80,244|
|North Carolina Democratic House Cmte||$3,186|
|Goodman, James F||$2,000|
|North Carolina Advocates For Justice||$2,000|
|Progressive Kick North Carolina||$1,900|
|Total Raised in 2010||$175,094|
In 2008, Weiss collected $168,083 in donations.
These were the largest contributors in 2008.
|NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY||$53,841|
|SALL, VIRGINIA B||$3,000|
|SALL, JOHN P||$3,000|
|CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION||$3,000|
As a member of the Legislative Task Force on Childhood Obesity, Weiss sponsored legislation to ban whole-fat milk and sugar-sweetened beverages in preschools and child care centers in an effort to fight childhood obesity in North Carolina. The bill also capped juice consumption at six ounces per day.
As it made its way through committee Weiss amended the bill to ban chocolate milk and to disallow drinking juice from bottles, an activity she said promotes tooth decay. A watered-down version of the bill passed after being criticized on talk radio as "classic nanny state" legislation.
- Representative Weiss's campaign
- North Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Jennifer Weiss
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Representative Weiss' facebook
- News & Observer, "Cary Democrat Weiss won't seek re-election," February 8, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official North Carolina General Election Results- November 2, 2010," accessed June 12, 2014
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributions
- Carolina Journal, "Child-Obesity Mandates Sought By Task Force" June 14, 2010
- "Carolina Journal," "http://www.carolinajournal.com/articles/display_story.html?id=6621" July 14, 2010
|North Carolina House - District 35
| Succeeded by|
Chris Malone (R)
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