John M. Blust

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John M. Blust
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 62
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina State Senate
1996-1998
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1972-1974, 1982-1985
Personal
ProfessionAttorney/Accountant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John M. Blust (b. June 4, 1954) is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 62. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Blust served in the Senate from 1996 to 1998.

Biography

Blust earned his B.S. and J.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His professional experience includes working as an accountant and attorney. Blust served in the United States Army from 1972 to 1974 and 1982 to 1985.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Elections
Finance
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs, Vice-chair
Judiciary, Vice-chair
Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
State Personnel

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Initiative proposal

On February 4, 2009, John Blust, Curtis Blackwood, William A. Current, Sr., Timothy K. Moore and Edgar V. Starnes introduced North Carolina House Bill 47 (2009), which would establish ballot initiatives in that state. Under HB 47, initiatives would have required the signatures of 20 percent of those who voted in the last gubernatorial election.[1] HB 47 ultimately failed to leave the House after being referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 12, 2009.[2].

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent John M. Blust was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Sal Leone was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Leone and Blust will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Blust won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Kent P. Wilsey (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn M. Blust Incumbent 76.3% 27,633
     Libertarian Kent P. Wilsey 23.7% 8,574
Total Votes 36,207

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Blust won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He defeated Michael Garret in the primary faced Jeffery Simon (L) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[7][8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 62 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John M. Blust (R) 21,829 83.65%
Jeffery Simon (L) 4,266 16.35%

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Blust won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[9] $6,750 was raised for this campaign.[10] He ran unopposed.

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 62
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John M. Blust (R) 33,472

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Blust is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Blust raised a total of $369,174 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[11]

John Blust's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 62 Won $31,886
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 62 Won $26,681
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 62 Won $6,750
2006 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 62 Won $12,415
2004 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 62 Won $13,625
2002 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 62 Won $34,170
2000 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 27 Won $44,621
1998 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 32 Defeated $127,401
1996 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 32 Won $71,625
Grand Total Raised $369,174

2012

Blust won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Blust raised a total of $31,886.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John M. Blust's campaign in 2012
Anesthesiologists of the Triad$2,000
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$2,000
North Carolina State Farm Agents & Associates$1,500
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina$1,500
North Carolina Association of Realtors$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$31,886
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Blust won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Blust raised a total of $26,681.

Personal

Blust currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 62
2011–present
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