North Carolina's 12th Congressional District

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North Carolina's 12th Congressional District
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Current incumbentAlma Adams Democratic Party
Population737,200
Gender51.4% Female, 48.6% Male
Race49.0% Black, 39.6% White, 4.4% Asian
Ethnicity15.2% Hispanic
Unemployment15.3%
Median household income$33,891
High school graduation rate79.6%
College graduation rate22.0%
North Carolina's 12th Congressional District is located in the west-central portion of the state and includes Mecklenburg, Cabbarus, Rowan, Davidson, Forsyth and Guilford counties.[1]

The district previously was comprised of portions of Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lexington, Salisbury, Concord and High Point.

On March 30, 2012, the 12th District was included in a list released by the National Journal of the top ten most contorted congressional districts due to redistricting.[2]

The current representative of the 12th Congressional District is Alma Adams (D).

Elections

2016

See also: North Carolina's 12th Congressional District election, 2016

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2014

See also: North Carolina's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 12th Congressional District of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Alma Adams (D) defeated Vince Coakley (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, North Carolina District 12 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlma Adams 75.3% 130,096
     Republican Vince Coakley 24.7% 42,568
Total Votes 172,664
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections

2014 special election

The 12th Congressional District of North Carolina held a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014, concurrent with the regular general election, to fill the vacancy left by former Rep. Melvin Watt (D), who resigned in January 2014.[3] Alma Adams (D) defeated Vince Coakley (R) in the special election.

U.S. House, North Carolina District 12 Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlma Adams 75.4% 127,668
     Republican Vince Coakley 24.6% 41,578
Total Votes 169,246
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 12th Congressional District of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Melvin L. Watt (D) won re-election. He defeated Jack Brosch (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelvin L. Watt Incumbent 79.6% 247,591
     Republican Jack Brosch 20.4% 63,317
Total Votes 310,908
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Melvin L. Watt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Greg Dority (R) and Lon Cecil (Libertarian) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 12 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelvin L. Watt incumbent 63.9% 103,495
     Republican Greg Dority 34.1% 55,315
     Libertarian Lon Cecil 2% 3,197
Total Votes 162,007

2008
On November 4, 2008, Melvin L. Watt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ty Cobb, Jr. (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 12 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelvin L. Watt incumbent 71.6% 215,908
     Republican Ty Cobb, Jr. 28.4% 85,814
Total Votes 301,722

2006
On November 7, 2006, Melvin L. Watt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ada M. Fisher (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 12 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelvin L. Watt incumbent 67% 71,345
     Republican Ada M. Fisher 33% 35,127
Total Votes 106,472

2004
On November 2, 2004, Melvin L. Watt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ada M. Fisher (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 12 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelvin L. Watt incumbent 66.8% 154,908
     Republican Ada M. Fisher 33.2% 76,898
Total Votes 231,806

2002
On November 5, 2002, Melvin L. Watt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeff Kish (R) and Carey Head (Libertarian) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 12 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelvin L. Watt incumbent 65.3% 98,821
     Republican Jeff Kish 32.8% 49,588
     Libertarian Carey Head 1.9% 2,830
Total Votes 151,239

2000
On November 7, 2000, Melvin L. Watt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Chad Mitchell (R) and Anna Lyon (Libertarian) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 12 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelvin L. Watt incumbent 64.8% 135,570
     Republican Chad Mitchell 33.3% 69,596
     Libertarian Anna Lyon 1.9% 3,978
Total Votes 209,144

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in North Carolina

In 2011, the North Carolina State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

On March 30, 2012, the 12th District was included in a list released by the National Journal of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting.[2]

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