Michael Speciale

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Michael Speciale
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 3
Incumbent
In office
2013-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
Associate'sCraven County Community College, 2004
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marines
Years of service20
Personal
Birthday12/09/1955
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionAccount Manager
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael Speciale is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Speciale earned an A.A.S. in Business Management from Craven County Community College in 2004. He previously attended the Basic Law Enforcement Training program at Craven County Community College in 1995. Speciale has worked as an account manager for Salem Tools. He served in the United States Marines for 20 years.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Commerce and Job Development
Education
Elections
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs, Vice Chair
Regulatory Reform

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 Michael Speciale was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Whit Whitley was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Speciale defeated Whitley in the general election.[1][2]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Speciale Incumbent 58.1% 14,584
     Democratic Whit Whitley 41.9% 10,524
Total Votes 25,108

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Speciale ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 3. He defeated Wayne Langston and Clayton Tripp in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. Speciale defeated Robert B. Cayton in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Speciale 59.2% 20,811
     Democratic Robert B. Cayton 40.8% 14,320
Total Votes 35,131
North Carolina House of Representatives District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Speciale 58.5% 4,090
Wayne Langston 23.1% 1,613
Clayton Tripp 18.5% 1,294
Total Votes 6,997

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Speciale is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Speciale raised a total of $143,938 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[6]

Michael Speciale's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 3 Won $143,938
Grand Total Raised $143,938

2012

Speciale won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Speciale raised a total of $143,938.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Speciale's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$99,541
Branch Banking & Trust Corp$4,000
Friends of Ruth Samuelson$4,000
North Carolina Republican House Caucus$3,168
Catlin for North Carolina House$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$143,938
Source:Follow the Money

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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.

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Personal

Speciale and his wife, Hazel, have two children. They currently reside in New Bern, North Carolina.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Norman Sanderson (R)
North Carolina House - District 3
2013–present
Succeeded by
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