Paul Tine

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Paul Tine
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 6
In office
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJames Madison University
ProfessionOwner of Midgett Insurance Agency
Office website
Campaign website
Paul Tine is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Tine earned his bachelor's degree from James Madison University. His professional experience includes being the owner of Midgett Insurance Agency.


Campaign themes


Tine's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Building the New Economy

  • Excerpt: "The number one priority in the North Carolina legislature today must be the encouragement of a strong economy and job creation. In the northeast, we have opportunities to expand jobs in manufacturing, alternative energy, telework, agribusiness, and logistics. Good jobs like these are dependent upon investment in workforce development, infrastructure and delivering consistent and fair regulations."

Retooling Education

  • Excerpt: "The current legislature chose a philosophical stance on taxes over the priority of work force development and education when they refused to keep a ½ penny sales tax to properly fund schools. Paul Tine will fight to insure that our schools are properly funded for today and tomorrow."


  • Excerpt: "North Carolina’s K-12 system is being overhauled to better meet the future needs of our economy. It is crucial to ensure that they have the proper funding to train teachers in the new curriculum and provide the one to one computer to student ratio that has proven to drive success."

Community Colleges

  • Excerpt: "Our community colleges were among the hardest hit in the current budget. Rural communities rely on community colleges to retrain workers, prepare students for college and develop the skills needed for local jobs."

Modernize Infrastructure

  • Excerpt: "World class jobs follow world class infrastructure. When elected, Paul Tine will work to modernize and make more efficient the Department of Transportation, to maximize the state’s budget. He will continue to bring a focus on developing broadband infrastructure to give the district access to the best education, healthcare and jobs. He will support the development of an alternative system to build jobs today while developing the capacity for tomorrow."

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Job Development
Regulatory Reform



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 Paul Tine was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mattie Lawson defeated Ashley Woolard in the Republican primary. Tine defeated Lawson in the general election.[2][3]


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tine ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 6. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012. He defeated Mattie Lawson in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Tine 50.6% 20,756
     Republican Mattie Lawson 49.4% 20,298
Total Votes 41,054

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tine is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Tine raised a total of $181,668 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[6]

Paul Tine's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 6 Won $181,668
Grand Total Raised $181,668


Tine won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tine raised a total of $181,668.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Tine's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Democratic Party House Caucus$43,331
Gaskins, Herman$5,478
Pokewaldt, Robert$5,000
Tine, Paul Newton$4,337
Tine, Whitney Midgett$4,050
Total Raised in 2012$181,668
Source:Follow the Money


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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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Tine and his wife, Whitney, have two sons. They currently reside in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Cook (R)
North Carolina House - District 6
Succeeded by