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Richard Stevens

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Richard Stevens
Richard stevens.jpg
North Carolina State Senate District 17
Former member
In office
2003 - 2013
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
J.D.University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Office website
Richard Stevens is a former Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 17 from 2003 to 2013.

Stevens is a former Director of Finance/Assistant City Manager for Durham. He was Manager/Assistant Manager for Wake County from 1984 to 2000.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stevens served on these committees:



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Stevens won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 17, defeating David Donovan (D).[1]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 17 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Stevens (R) 51,391 63.75%
David Donovan (D) 29,217 36.25%

Stevens was unopposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[2]


On November 4, 2008, Stevens was re-elected to the 17th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Brian Irving (L).[3] Stevens raised $96,050 for his campaign, while Irving did not raise any money.[4]

North Carolina Senate, District 17 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Stevens (R) 75,311
Brian Irving (L) 17,441

Campaign donors


In 2010, Stevens collected $52,463 in donations.[5]

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Stevens's campaign in 2010
North Carolina Republican Party$12,783
North Carolina Farm Bureau$6,000
American Anesthesiology Of North Carolina$6,000
North Carolina Medical Society$6,000
Total Raised in 2010 $52,463


In 2008, Stevens collected $96,050 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Citizens for Higher Education $8,000
John Deere $4,000
Progress Energy $4,000
Critical Health Systems of North Carolina $4,000
Duke Energy $3,000


Stevens earned his BA, MPA, and J.D. from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

Stevens is a former Assistant Dean of Men/Assistant Residence Director/Assistant in the Office of Student Affairs for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a former Instructor at North Carolina State University. He was Senior Budget Advisor for the Transition Team for Governor Mike Easley in 2000. He is currently a Management Consultant.

Stevens and his wife Jere have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
North Carolina State Senate District 17
Succeeded by
Tamara Barringer (R)