Joe Tolson

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Joe Tolson
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 23
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAtlantic Christian College
Personal
Birthday04/15/1941
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joe P. Tolson (b. April 15, 1941) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Tolson is not running for re-election to the House in 2014.

Biography

Tolson received a B.S. from Atlantic Christian College. He is a retired educator.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tolson served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Appropriations
Commerce and Job Development
Education
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tolson served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tolson ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated William Solomon, Jr. in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Tolson Incumbent 100% 30,670
Total Votes 30,670
North Carolina House of Representatives District 23 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Tolson Incumbent 58.8% 7,575
William Solomon, Jr. 41.2% 5,318
Total Votes 12,893

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Tolson won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He had no primary opposition and defeated Garland Shepheard in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 23 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Tolson (D) 12,043 53.38%
Garland Shepheard (R) 10,517 46.62%

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Tolson won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[6] $71,255 was raised for this campaign.[7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Tolson (D) 20,211
Garland Shepheard (R) 12,275

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tolson is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Tolson raised a total of $410,910 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[8]

Joe Tolson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23 Won $35,796
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23 Won $57,325
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23 Won $71,255
2006 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23 Won $59,812
2004 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23 Won $52,300
2002 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 23 Won $50,750
2000 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 71 Won $54,390
1998 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 71 Won $29,282
Grand Total Raised $410,910

2012

Tolson won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tolson raised a total of $35,796.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Tolson's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives$2,000
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$2,000
North Carolina Farm Bureau$2,000
Goodnight, James H$2,000
White, James E$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$35,796
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tolson won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tolson raised a total of $57,325.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

Personal

Tolson currently resides in Pinetops, North Carolina.

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Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 23
2011–present
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