Rod Chaney

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Rod Chaney
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Candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives District 50
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Rod Chaney is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 50 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Chaney's professional experience includes serving as a pastor at Sunrise Church in Hillsborough.[1]


Campaign themes


In an article with the News of Orange County, Chaney's interview highlights the following issues:[1]


  • Excerpt: "I think we’re going to have to do something that politicians don’t want to do and that’s to address the purpose of work and the dignity that you can find in work regardless of white collar, blue collar."


  • Excerpt: "My answer is we need to open education up, make it open to free-market principles. People complain about charter schools not being accountable, which is nonsense to me because if charter schools have parents and students wanting their services, they stay open. If they don’t, they shut down. That is the ultimate accountability."

Natural resources and energy policy

  • Excerpt: "The big issue with energy is we need to let facts and not politics drive that, and I think if the economics works with it, we need to consider it. But I don’t think right now from what I’m being told that the economics are such that the energy companies will be running at our door."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives 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 Graig Meyer was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Rod Chaney defeated W. Lewis Hannah, Jr. in the Republican primary. Myer and Chaney will face off in the general election.[2][3]


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Chaney ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 50. He defeated Thomas Samuel Wright, Jason Chambers and W. Lewis Hannah, Jr. in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. Chaney was defeated by Valerie Foushee (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Foushee 55% 24,806
     Republican Rod Chaney 45% 20,266
Total Votes 45,072
North Carolina House of Representatives District 50 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRod Chaney 44.7% 2,920
Jason Chambers 32.4% 2,120
Thomas Samuel Wright 13.7% 894
W. Lewis Hannah, Jr. 9.2% 602
Total Votes 6,536

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