Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr.

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Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr.
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North Carolina State Senate District 49
Former member
In office
2005 - March 6, 2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedFebruary 6, 2004
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives
1979-1994, 1996-2004
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1970)
J.D.University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School (1973)
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 25, 1946
ProfessionAttorney
CandidateVerification
Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (b. September 25, 1946-March 6, 2014) was a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 49 from February 2004 to March 6, 2014. Nesbitt died on March 6, 2014, 10 days after he was diagnosed with stomach cancer.[1]

Nesbitt served in the House from 1979 to 1994 and 1996 to 2004.

Biography

Nesbitt earned his A.B. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1970 and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School in 1973. Nesbitt was a practicing attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety
Appropriations/Base Budget
Commerce
Education/Higher Education
Finance
Judiciary I
Program Evaluation
Rules and Operations of the Senate
State and Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nesbitt served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nesbitt served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Nesbitt ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8 and defeated R.L. Clark (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

North Carolina State Senate, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Incumbent 62% 61,826
     Republican R. L. Clark 38% 37,953
Total Votes 99,779

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Nesbitt won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 49, defeating R.L. Clark (R).[3]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 49 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (D) 33,254 59.37%
R.L. Clark (R) 22,757 40.63%

Nesbitt was unopposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Nesbitt was elected to the 49th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting R.L. Clark.[5] Nesbitt raised $84,650 for his campaign, while Clark raised did not raise any money.[6]

North Carolina Senate, District 49 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (D) 56,150
R L Clark (R) 29,391

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nesbitt is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Nesbitt raised a total of $1,319,739 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[7]

Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 49 Won $291,240
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 49 Won $524,516
2008 North Carolina State Senate, District 49 Won $84,650
2006 North Carolina State Senate, District 49 Won $84,069
2004 North Carolina State Senate, District 49 Won $70,468
2002 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 114 Won $59,390
2000 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 51 Won $97,405
1998 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 51 Won $58,393
1996 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 51 Won $49,608
Grand Total Raised $1,319,739

2012

Nesbitt won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Nesbitt raised a total of $291,240.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr.'s campaign in 2012
North Carolina Association of Educators$8,000
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$8,000
Duke Energy$8,000
Page, Robert L$8,000
Nationwide$8,000
Total Raised in 2012$291,240
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Nesbitt won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Nesbitt raised a total of $524,516.

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Preceded by
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North Carolina State Senate District 49
2004–March 6, 2014
Succeeded by
Terry Van Duyn (D)