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Larry G. Pittman

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Larry G. Pittman
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 82
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolNew Bern High School
Bachelor'sBarton College, 1976
Master'sSoutheastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1981
Personal
Birthday09/30/1954
Place of birthKinston,NC
ProfessionPastor
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Larry G. Pittman is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 82. He was first appointed to the chamber on October 10, 2011.[1]

Biography

Pittman attended Mount Olive Junior College and Atlantic Christian College. He earned his B.A in English from Barton College in 1976 and his M. Div. with Languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981. He was ordained as a Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacraments in 1983.

His professional experience includes working as a pastor at churches in Pitt, Anson, Union, and Cabarrus Counties, including the McKinnon Presbyterian Church in Concord, and the Royal Oaks Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis, between 1980 and 2004. He worked for Snyder Packaging as the Company Chaplain from October 1997 through December 2012.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Appropriations
Education
Government
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs, Vice-chair
Transportation

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Pittman's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[3]

Responsible Government

  • Excerpt: "In America, and particularly in North Carolina, elected officials are meant to be employees and servants of the people, not our masters. I pledge never to forget that as I serve in Raleigh. While no public official is ever going to please absolutely everyone, he/she should at least be responsive to the concerns of the people, and seek first of all to uphold their rights, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE MATTER."

Property Rights

  • Excerpt: "The right to own property is one of the most cherished hallmarks of American citizenship. We need our legislators to make it more difficult, not easier, for government entities to deprive citizens of their private property. That is why I will always put the property rights of citizens above the whims of irresponsible government entities, and seek to restrict the exercise of eminent domain to instances of genuine necessity for public use, and not the nebulous idea of public purpose, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE MATTER."

Annexation Reform

  • Excerpt: "I am seeking to put forth an amendment to our State Constitution to the effect that no annexation initiated by a municipality may occur unless the people threatened with annexation, and they alone, are allowed to vote, and a supermajority of those voting approve the annexation. It would also prohibit any municipality from exercising any authority beyond its corporate limits. This is a simple matter of justice. The people should not be controlled by officials they did not elect; and they should be allowed to have the final say in whether they will be annexed, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE MATTER."

Gun Owner Rights

  • Excerpt: "We must be ever vigilant to preserve our freedom. As an NRA member, who fully supports the Second Amendment, the NRA, the GRNC, and other supporters of gun owner rights have no greater friend than I in Raleigh, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE MATTER."

Lower Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I really think we ought to try to eliminate all income taxes and move toward a sales tax structure, instead. If we at least had the lowest income taxes in the nation, businesses would be eager to come here, anyway. There would be no need for incentives packages that immorally take money out of the pockets of our existing citizens. I want to lower your taxes, and reduce crippling regulations on business, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE MATTER."

Elections

2014

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 Larry G. Pittman defeated Leigh Thomas Brown in the Republican primary, while Earle Schecter was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Schecter was defeated by Pittman in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pittman ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 82. He defeated Jay White in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry G. Pittman 100% 24,674
Total Votes 24,674
North Carolina House of Representatives District 82 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry G. Pittman 51.5% 4,292
Jay White 48.5% 4,049
Total Votes 8,341

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pittman is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Pittman raised a total of $22,761 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 3, 2013.[9]

Larry Pittman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82 Won $10,188
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82 Defeated $7,442
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82 Defeated $5,131
Grand Total Raised $22,761

2012

Pittman won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pittman raised a total of $10,188.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry G. Pittman's campaign in 2012
Pittman, Tammy$2,000
Pittman, Larry G$1,155
Betty Stafford$1,000
North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives$600
North Carolina Hospital Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$10,188
Source:Follow the Money

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.
  • 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

Pittman and his wife, Tammy, have three children. They currently reside in Concord, North Carolina.[2]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jeffrey Barnhart
North Carolina House - District 82
2011–present
Succeeded by
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