|North Carolina House of Representatives District 54|
|January 29, 2014-present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Freshman Caucus Co-Chair|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Appointed||January 24, 2014|
|Appointed by||Chatham and Lee county Democrats|
|Bachelor's||UNC Chapel Hill|
|J.D.||UNC School of Law|
Reives earned his B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from UNC Chapel Hill and his J.D. from the UNC School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at Wilson & Reives Attorney's at Law.
Reives's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Our public schools, community colleges and university system have been under attack. We need to fight back by raising teacher salaries to the national average, reduce class size, restore job protections and put resources into our classrooms."
Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "We need to ensure that we are prepared for the future and not just rely on the past. We need schools, community colleges and universities that prepare our students for the technological age and we need to work to attract high tech manufacturing jobs that pay good wages to well trained employees."
- Excerpt: "Our natural resources are key to our economic development. Clean water and air is essential to attracting industry and protecting our tourist industry. Wise stewardship of our renewable resources and minerals is essential to provide long-term benefits instead of short-term gain."
- Excerpt: "The legislature has been trying to turn back the clock on women’s health and choice issues. We need to fight back hard for the sake our daughters and granddaughters to protect their heath and their future."
- Excerpt: "Democracy is the foundation of our political system and we need to make voting more accessible, not less. I’ll fight to reverse the policies passed by the General Assembly that try to disenfranchise certain segments of our population."
Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Robert Reives defeated Barry Burns in the Democratic primary, while Andy Wilkie was unopposed in the Republican primary. Reives defeated Wilkie in the general election.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 54 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Robert Reives Incumbent||56.2%||16,875|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 54 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Robert Reives Incumbent||68.4%||5,739|
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In 2014, Reives's endorsements included the following:
- NC State AFL-CIO
- Chatham and Lee chapters of the North Carolina Association of Educators
- Sierra Club
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- www.therepublic.com, "Sanford lawyer Reives is replacement for Deb McManus in North Carolina House," accessed February 6, 2014
- wilsonreiveslaw.com, "About Robert T. Reives, II," accessed February 6, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 21, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results For 2014," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed June 12, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Press Releases," accessed April 21, 2014
Deb McManus (D)
|North Carolina House - District 54
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