Rayne Brown

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Rayne Brown
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North Carolina House of Representatives, District 81
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
Bachelor'sEast Carolina University
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina-Greensboro
Personal
ProfessionSocial Worker
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Alicia "Rayne" Brown is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 81. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Brown earned her bachelor's degree in Social Work from East Carolina University and her master's degree in Education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Her professional experience includes working as a social worker.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice-chair
Elections
Ethics
Government, Vice-chair
Judiciary
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Indecent exposure bill

In the 2013 legislative session, Brown was a primary sponsor of legislation that would have changed the state's indecent exposure law to criminalize women appearing topless in public. The bill came in response to two topless rallies that occurred in Asheville. The legislation sought to change the definition of "private parts" to include "the nipple, or any portion of the areola, of the human female breast."[2][3] The bill did not make it to a floor vote, as it was pulled from the House calendar one day before a scheduled roll call and referred back to the Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Committee, which did not take further action.[4]

No-New-Taxes Pledge

Nine of North Carolina’s 45 incoming freshman state legislators signed a pledge to "oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes." The pledge was in line with each of their campaign promises to fix the state’s fiscal hole without resorting to tax hikes. At the time they signed the pledge, North Carolina was looking at a budget deficit as high as $4 billion in 2011.

Brown signed the pledge in November 2010.[5]

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 Rayne Brown was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[6][7]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brown ran for re-election in 2012. She ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 81, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRayne Brown Incumbent 100% 25,775
Total Votes 25,775

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Brown won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Hugh Holliman (D).[10][11]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 81 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rayne Brown (R) 8,744 57.48%
Hugh Holliman (D) 6,469 42.52%
North Carolina House of Representatives May 4 Primary, District 81, 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alicia Brown (R) 2,883
Fred McClure (R) 1,944

Brown defeated Hugh Holliman in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $170,632 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 3, 2013.[12]

Rayne Brown's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 81 Won $29,815
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 81 Won $125,296
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 81 Defeated $15,521
Grand Total Raised $170,632

2012

Brown won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $29,815.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rayne Brown's campaign in 2012
Cmte to Elect Republican Women$4,000
North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives$1,500
North Carolina Telephone Cooperative Coalition$1,250
Craig, Mark R$1,000
Carolina Anesthesiology$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$29,815
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brown won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $125,296.

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.

Personal

Brown and her, husband Clark, have one child and one grandchild.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hugh Holliman
North Carolina House - District 81
2011–present
Succeeded by
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