Margaret Broadwell

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Margaret Broadwell
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Former candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 40
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Margaret Broadwell was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 40 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Broadwell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Advocate for Jobs, Housing & Medical Benefits for our Veterans

  • Excerpt: "In a state that houses bases from multiple branches of the military, Margaret believes it is imperative to care for our veterans as they return from war and will advocate for jobs, housing, and increased medical benefits for our soldiers."

Biotechnology & Medical Research Funding

  • Excerpt: "Margaret understands that Wake County and its wonderful universities help make the Research Triangle a national leader in biotechnology and medical research and would fight to increase state funding to ensure we keep that reputation."

Expanding Medicaid to Ensure the Health and Well-Being of All North Carolinians

  • Excerpt: "Margaret believes that protecting the health of North Carolina's citizens is one of the greatest priorities of those elected to serve the public and would therefore fight to accept the federally funded medicaid expansion to cover 500,000 of our state's low-wage workers."

Protect Our Land, Air & Water

  • Excerpt: "Mrs. Broadwell knows that we will be leaving this state to our children and grandchildren, and believes it essential that we protect our land, air and water by enforcing environmental regulations and ensuring the NCDENR has the resources it needs to meet this challenge."

Raise Teacher Pay & Increase Education Funding

  • Excerpt: "Margaret believes that our state should renew its focus on public education by raising teacher pay to the national average, and increasing public education funding to a level that will enable our school system to meet the challenges of preparing our children for a changing work environment."



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 Marilyn Avila was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Margaret Broadwell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Avila defeated Broadwell in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 40 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn Avila Incumbent 54.3% 16,120
     Democratic Margaret Broadwell 45.7% 13,567
Total Votes 29,687

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