North Carolina House of Representatives District 2
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 2|
|Current incumbent||W.A. Wilkins|
|Race||68.02% White, 25.89% Black, 0.67% Native American, 0.47% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3.29% Single Race Other, 1.66% Multi-Race|
|Ethnicity||93.66% Non Hispanic, 6.34% Hispanic|
|Voting age||77.5% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 83,143 civilians reside within North Carolina's second state house district. North Carolina state representatives represent an average of 79,462 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 67,078 residents.
About the office
Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. North Carolina legislators assume office the first day of the new General Assembly in January.
Article 2, Section 7 of the North Carolina Constitution states: Each Representative, at the time of his election, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election.
- See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries
As of 2013, members of the North Carolina Legislature are paid $13,951/year. Per diem is $104/day set by statute. Legislators are allowed up to $559/month for expenses.
If there is a vacancy in the house, the Governor is responsible for selecting a replacement. When making the appointment, the Governor must make the selection from a list of recommended candidates submitted by the political party committee that holds the vacant seat. The appointment must be made by the Governor within seven days of receiving the list of recommended candidates. The person selected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.
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. Larry Yarborough defeated Sandra Hendrick Berry and Jon Gregory Bass in the Republican primary, while Ray Jeffers defeated Brent Groce and Dalton Huff in the Democratic primary. Jeffers and Yarborough will face off in the general election.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 2 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Sandra Hendrick Berry||18.4%||483|
|Jon Gregory Bass||14.8%||388|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014|
Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on May 8, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 29, 2012. Incumbent W.A. Wilkins (D) defeated Timothy Karan (R) in the general election. Wilkins defeated Jason Jenkins and District 32 incumbent Jim Crawford in the May 8 Democratic primary. Karan defeated Jon Gregory Bass in the Republican primary.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||W.A. Wilkins Incumbent||56.7%||20,398|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|W. A. Wilkins||55.7%||6,000|
|James Crawford, Jr.||36.9%||3,977|
Since 2000, candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 2 have raised a total of $1,203,344. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $66,852 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, North Carolina House of Representatives District 2|
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