Michael Wray

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Michael Wray
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 27
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBarton College
Personal
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael H. Wray is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Wray currently serves as a State House Deputy Minority Whip.

Biography

Wray earned his B.A. from Barton College. His professional experience includes being a small business owner.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Commerce and Job Development
Environment
Health and Human Services
Insurance
Public Utilities

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wray served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wray served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Michael Wray defeated Franklin D. Williams, Jr. in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wray ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated James Mills in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary. He defeated Jesse Shearin (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Wray Incumbent 90.9% 29,714
     Libertarian Jesse Shearin 9.1% 2,960
Total Votes 32,674
North Carolina House of Representatives District 27 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Wray Incumbent 61.7% 9,052
James Mills 38.3% 5,616
Total Votes 14,668

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Wray won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was unopposed in the general election.[7][8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 27 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Wray (D) 17,701 100%

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008
See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Wray won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[9] $108,439 was raised for this campaign.[10] He ran unopposed.

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Wray (D) 27,387

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wray is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Wray raised a total of $578,223 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[11]

Michael Wray's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 27 Won $147,597
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 27 Won $128,789
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 27 Won $108,439
2006 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 27 Won $153,749
2004 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 27 Won $39,649
Grand Total Raised $578,223

2012

Wray won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wray raised a total of $147,597.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Wray's campaign in 2012
East Carolina Anesthesia Associates$9,000
Nationwide$8,000
North Carolina Medical Society$8,000
Price, Lauren S$5,500
North Carolina Dental Society$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$147,597
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Wray won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Wray raised a total of $128,789.

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.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Wray's endorsements include the following:[12][13]

  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central NC
  • State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC)

Personal

Wray and his wife, Kathy, have two children. They currently reside in Gaston, North Carolina.[1]

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North Carolina House - District 27
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