Rick Gunn

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Rick Gunn
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North Carolina State Senate District 24
Incumbent
In office
January 26, 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 electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Personal
ProfessionOwner, ERA Gunn Realty
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Richard "Rick" Gunn is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Gunn earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is a realtor who has operated his own practice, Gunn and Associates LLC, for 25 years.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on Department of Transportation
Commerce
Insurance
Pensions & Retirement & Aging
Program Evaluation
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gunn served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Rick Gunn was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Gunn ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8. He defeated Brandon Black (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Gunn Incumbent 79% 51,230
     Libertarian Brandon Black 21% 13,605
Total Votes 64,835

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Gunn won election to North Carolina State Senate District 24 in the November 2 general election, defeating incumbent Tony Foriest (D) and Barry Coe (L).[5]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 24 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Gunn (R) 25,674 52.92%
Tony Foriest (D) 20,430 42.11%
Barry Coe (L) 2,412 4.97%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gunn is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Gunn raised a total of $1,005,862 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[6]

Rick Gunn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 24 Won $110,849
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 24 Won $508,138
2008 North Carolina State Senate, District 24 Defeated $386,875
Grand Total Raised $1,005,862

2012

Gunn won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Gunn raised a total of $110,849.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Gunn's campaign in 2012
Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina$5,000
North Carolina Association of Realtors$4,500
Burns, Chase$4,000
Nationwide$4,000
Branch Banking & Trust Corp$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$110,849
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.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
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  • 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

Gunn and his wife, Gayle, have two children. They currently reside in Burlington, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tony Foriest (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 24
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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