John Szoka

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John Szoka
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 45
In office
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
ProfessionMortgage Lender
Office website
Campaign website
John Szoka is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Szoka graduated from Maple Heights High School in Ohio in 1972. He then earned degrees from the University of Texas-Austin and the United States Military Academy.[1] His professional experience includes working in the mortgage lending industry. Szoka served in the United States Army from 1976 to 1996 and reached the rank of Colonel.[2]

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Job Development
Health and Human Services
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs, Vice-chair


Campaign themes


Szoka's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Creating Jobs

  • Excerpt: "John has run a successful business and knows what it takes to meet payroll, meet the day to day demands of running a business and create jobs. He’ll take that experience to Raleigh to help build a job friendly climate that both encourages growth of existing local businesses and family farmers, and attracts good paying jobs to our community and our state."

Smaller, Smarter Government

  • Excerpt: "Raising taxes and borrowing more on the backs of our children and grandchildren must stop. John will work to implement policies that save money by reducing and streamlining state government and let you keep more of what you earn."

Results Oriented Education

  • Excerpt: " John believes educators and administrators should be rewarded for exceptional academic results delivered in the most cost effective manner. At the same time, we must provide our teachers with the tools for success and the latitude to employ their most innovative teaching methods."



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 Szoka was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5]


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Szoka ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 45. He defeated Diane Wheatley in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. Szoka defeated Eddie Dees (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Szoka 56.4% 16,208
     Democratic Eddie Dees 43.6% 12,532
Total Votes 28,740
North Carolina House of Representatives District 45 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Szoka 57.7% 3,093
Diane Wheatley 42.3% 2,266
Total Votes 5,359


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Szoka was defeated in the November 2, 2010 general election. His opponent in the November 2 general election was incumbent William Brisson (D).

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Szoka is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Szoka raised a total of $354,487 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[9]

John Szoka's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 45 Won $354,487
Grand Total Raised $354,487


Szoka won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Szoka raised a total of $354,487.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Szoka's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$237,302
Simmons, Dorothy G$7,000
North Carolina Reublican Party$5,000
Szoka, John David$4,315
Cumberland County Medical Society$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$354,487
Source:Follow the Money


Szoka and his wife, Laurie, have two children. They currently reside in Fayetteville, North Carolina.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Glazier (D)
North Carolina House - District 45
Succeeded by