|North Carolina State Senate District 17|
|2003 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 5, 2002|
|Bachelor's||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
|Master's||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
|J.D.||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
Stevens is a former Director of Finance/Assistant City Manager for Durham. He was Manager/Assistant Manager for Wake County from 1984 to 2000.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stevens served on these committees:
- Appropriations/Base Budget
- Education/Higher Education
- Judiciary I
- Pensions & Retirement & Aging
- State and Local Government
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stevens served on these committees:
- Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Commerce Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Education/Higher Education Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Finance Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Judiciary I Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Pensions & Retirement & Aging Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Rules and Operations of the Senate Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- State and Local Government Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Transportation Committee, North Carolina State Senate
|North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 17 (2010)|
|Richard Stevens (R)||51,391||63.75%|
|David Donovan (D)||29,217||36.25%|
Stevens was not opposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.
On November 4, 2008, Stevens was re-elected to the 17th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Brian Irving (L).  Stevens raised $96,050 for his campaign, while Irving did not raise any money. 
|North Carolina Senate, District 17 (2008)|
|Richard Stevens (R)||75,311|
|Brian Irving (L)||17,441|
In 2010, Stevens collected $52,463 in donations.
|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.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Citizens for Higher Education||$8,000|
|Critical Health Systems of North Carolina||$4,000|
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.
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Senator Stevens' State Surge
|North Carolina State Senate District 17
| Succeeded by|
Tamara Barringer (R)