Michael P. Walters

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Michael P. Walters
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North Carolina State Senate District 13
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedNovember 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University
Personal
ProfessionClaybourn Walters Logging Company
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael P. Walters is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 13. He was first appointed to the chamber in November 2009.

Walters is not running for re-election to the Senate in 2014.

Biography

Walters earned his bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education from North Carolina State University. He has been the President of Claybourn Walters Logging Company since 2003.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources
Finance
Insurance
Pensions & Retirement & Aging
State and Local Government
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Walters ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8. He defeated W. Bernard White, Jr. (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

North Carolina State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael P. Walters Incumbent 72.6% 46,974
     Republican W. Bernard White, Jr. 27.4% 17,770
Total Votes 64,744

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Walters won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 13. He was slated to face Marc Boudreau (R) in the general election but Boudreau withdrew in August 2010. Walters ran unopposed in the general election.[1]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 13 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael P. Walters (D) 22,728 100%

Walters defeated Democratic primary challenger Robert Clark on May 4, 2010.[2]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Walters is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Walters raised a total of $280,012 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[3]

Michael P. Walters's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 13 Won $126,938
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 13 Won $153,074
Grand Total Raised $280,012

2012

Walters won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Walters raised a total of $126,938.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael P. Walters's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Farm Bureau$8,000
North Carolina Medical Society$8,000
Nationwide$6,000
Thomas, Azalea$4,000
Lowry, Charles E$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$126,938
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Walters won election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Walters raised a total of $153,074.

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.
  • Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
  • 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

Walters and his wife, Barbara, have three children. They currently reside in Robeson County, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David F. Weinstein
North Carolina State Senate District 13
2009–present
Succeeded by
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