Phillip Shepard

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Phillip Shepard
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 15
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolJacksonville Senior High, 1973
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Phillip Shepard is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Shepard attended Coastal Carolina Community College. His professional experience includes working at the Traffic Management Office, Camp Lejeune for 36 years and as pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church for 12 years.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice Chair
Regulatory Reform
Commerce and Job Development, Vice Chair
Education
Insurance
Transportation, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Shepard's campaign website highlights the following issues:[1]

Goals

  • Excerpt: "Fighting to insure that Onslow County receives all funds available for highways, road construction, and infrastructure."
  • Excerpt: "Stopping wasteful government spending of tax payer dollars."
  • Excerpt: "Working to prepare our children for more job opportunities through higher education and vocational training."
  • Excerpt: "Involving our educators and teachers in the decision making process to improve our educational system."
  • Excerpt: "Working with the NC Department of Commerce and Military Growth Task Force to add jobs and insure Onslow County is prepared for the future."

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Phillip Shepard defeated Jim Morton in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shepard ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in both the May 8, 2012, Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Shepard Incumbent 100% 12,111
Total Votes 12,111

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Shepard won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. Shepard, with 1,311 votes, defeated Martin Aragona (1,090) and Tracey Miller (587) in the Republican primary on May 4. Shepard faced George Shaeffer (I) in the general election on November 2.[6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 15 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Shepard (R) 5,873 76.64%
George Shaeffer (I) 1,790 23.36%
North Carolina House of Representatives May 4 Primary, District 15, 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Shepard (R) 1,311
Martin Aragona (R) 1,090
Tracey Miller (R) 587

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Shepard is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Shepard raised a total of $102,812 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[8]

Phillip Shepard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 15 Won $25,030
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 15 Won $77,782
Grand Total Raised $102,812

2012

Shepard won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Shepard raised a total of $25,030.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phillip Shepard's campaign in 2012
Askins, Kathy H$4,000
Williams, Bobby S$3,000
Sewell, Billy$2,000
North Carolina State Farm Agents & Associates$1,250
Strickland, Mark A$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$25,030
Source:Follow the Money

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, Shepard's endorsements include the following:[9]

  • State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC)

Personal

Shepard currently resides in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
William Grady
North Carolina House - District 15
2011–present
Succeeded by
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