Jim Morton

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Jim Morton
Former candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 15
Bachelor'sN.C. State
Master'sN.C. A&T Greensboro
Campaign website
Jim Morton was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 15 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Morton earned his B.S. from N.C. State and his M.S. from N.C. A&T Greensboro. His professional experience includes working in research at N.C. State, as a farmer and as a Vocational educator for 38 years.[1]


Campaign themes


Morton's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Reduce the number of speeding tickets given out on the Jacksonville ByPass."
  • Excerpt: "Extend the ByPass (Western Blvd) from Gum Branch Road to Hwy 258/ Hwy 17 South."
  • Excerpt: "Support education by developing a vocational school in the western area having access for several communities."
  • Excerpt: "Support new job developments."
  • Excerpt: "Limit big government."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Phillip Shepard defeated Jim Morton in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 15 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Shepard Incumbent 79.3% 3,282
Jim Morton 20.7% 856
Total Votes 4,138


Morton is a member of the First Baptist Church, New River Lions, the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine Club.[1]

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