|North Carolina State Senate District 47|
|January 26, 2011 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Appalachian State University (2000)|
|Master's||North Carolina State University (2003)|
He served two terms as mayor of Spruce Pine.
Hise earned his bachelor's degree in Statistics from Appalachian State University in 2000 and his master's degree in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University in 2003. His professional experience includes working as a member of the faculty at Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hise served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations on Health and Human Services|
|• Health Care|
|• Pensions & Retirement & Aging|
|• Rules and Operations of the Senate|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hise served on these committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Pensions & Retirement & Aging|
|• Program Evaluation|
Hise's campaign website highlights the following issues:
Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "Senator Hise believes a balanced state budget and policies that allow businesses to create jobs are among the best tools we have for reviving our economy in western North Carolina."
- Excerpt: "Senator Hise supports real changes and improvements to education – reforms that will help more students graduate and create a more educated workforce, which we all know is the cornerstone of a vibrant economy."
- Excerpt: "Senator Hise feels strongly that the federal government should not force North Carolinians to buy any product, including health insurance."
- Excerpt: "Senator Hise sponsored a hugely popular measure requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. Studies show photo ID requirements boost voter confidence and participation. Gov. Perdue later vetoed the voter ID legislation."
Second Amendment Rights
- Excerpt: "Senator Hise strongly supports protecting the Second Amendment rights of North Carolinians. Bills Senator Hise supported during the 2011 session included legislation to increase safeguards for property owners who use a weapon in self-defense and to expand the number of places citizens with a concealed carry permit can carry firearms."
Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate 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 Ralph Hise defeated Michael Lavender in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 47 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Ralph Hise Incumbent||62%||8,378|
|North Carolina State Senate, District 47, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ralph Hise Incumbent||56.5%||46,415|
|North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 47 (2010)|
|Ralph Hise (R)||31,846||55.82%|
|Joe Sam Queen (D)||25,209||44.18%|
|North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 47 (2010)|
Comprehensive donor information for Hise is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hise raised a total of $965,167 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.
|Ralph Hise's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina State Senate, District 47||$417,980|
|2010||North Carolina State Senate, District 47||$547,187|
|Grand Total Raised||$965,167|
2012Hise won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hise raised a total of $417,980.
|North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ralph Hise's campaign in 2012|
|North Carolina Republican Party||$260,129|
|Eli Lilly & Co||$11,000|
|Asheville Anesthesia Associates||$8,000|
|North Carolina Medical Society||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$417,980|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Hise and his wife, Linn, have two children.
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- North Carolina State Senate
- Senate Committees
- North Carolina General Assembly
- Joint Committees
- North Carolina state legislative districts
- Profile from the North Carolina State Senate
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions via Follow the Money: 2012, 2010
- Official campaign website, "About Senator Ralph Hise," accessed March 25, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed March 25, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina Board of Elections, "Candidate lists," accessed March 9, 2012
- General Election Results
- followthemoney.org, "Hise, Jr, Ralph E," accessed August 29, 2013
Joe Sam Queen (D)
|North Carolina State Senate District 47
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