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Robert Reives

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Robert Reives
North Carolina House of Representatives District 54
In office
January 29, 2014-present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 1
Freshman Caucus Co-Chair
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedJanuary 24, 2014
Appointed byChatham and Lee county Democrats
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUNC Chapel Hill
J.D.UNC School of Law
Office website
Campaign website
Robert T. Reives, II is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 54. He was first appointed to the chamber on January 29, 2014, to replace Deb McManus, who resigned on December 11, 2013, following her arrest on embezzlement charges.[1] He currently serves as Freshman Caucus Co-Chair.


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.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Reives served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2015
Education - Community Colleges, Vice-Chairman
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs
Judiciary II
Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House


Campaign themes


Reives's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[3]


  • 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."

Women’s Health

  • 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."

Voting Rights

  • 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."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 54 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Reives Incumbent 56.2% 16,875
     Republican Andy Wilkie 43.8% 13,156
Total Votes 30,031
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 54 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Reives Incumbent 68.4% 5,739
Barry Burns 31.6% 2,657
Total Votes 8,396


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in North Carolina

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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.

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In 2014, Reives's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • NC State AFL-CIO
  • Chatham and Lee chapters of the North Carolina Association of Educators
  • Sierra Club

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deb McManus (D)
North Carolina House - District 54
January 29, 2014–present
Succeeded by