Ronald Rabin

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Ronald Rabin
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North Carolina State Senate District 12
In office
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNational War College
Master'sGeorge Washington University
Military service
Service/branchColonel, United States Army
Years of service24
Office website
Campaign website
Ronald J. Rabin is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Rabin graduated from the National War College and earned his master's degree from George Washington University. He worked in the aerospace and defense industries prior to his retirement. He retired from the United States Army as a Colonel after 24 years of service.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rabin served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources
Education/Higher Education
Health Care
Pensions & Retirement & Aging


Campaign themes


Rabin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Jobs & Economy

  • Excerpt: "Ronald Rabin understands the number one issue facing our state is getting our economy back on track. Ronald knows what it takes to create jobs and grow a business. The solution is simple. When government gets out of the way, businesses can grow, hire and prosper."

Taxes & Spending

  • Excerpt: "Ronald Rabin opposes all tax increases. Families have to work within their budgets and Ronald believes government should be no different. As our state Senator, he will work to set budget priorities and fund critical state services first."


  • Excerpt: "Our state’s high school drop out rate is over 30%. This is unacceptable. Ronald Rabin believes the best way to support education is to fund the classroom directly and not wasteful bureaucracies. When money is sent to the classroom and sidesteps administrations, it does more good for the child."


  • Excerpt: "Ronald supports legislation that will update the funding formula in order to ensure counties receive their fair share of road funding and that the roads and bridges we drive on are safe."


  • Excerpt: "onald understands one of the highest expenses for small business owners and families is their healthcare coverage. He supports allowing employees to use their pretax income to purchase private healthcare. Also, Ronald supports “flexible benefits” which will allow families to choose plans that best suits their needs."



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate 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. Joe Langley defeated James Clark in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ronald Rabin was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rabin defeated Langley in the general election.[3][4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 12 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Rabin Incumbent 56% 26,903
     Democratic Joe Langley 44% 21,169
Total Votes 48,072


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Rabin ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 12. He advanced to a primary runoff after running against Donald S. Davis, Tim McNeill, and Daniel Glover in the Republican primary on May 8. Rabin then defeated Donald S. Davis in the runoff on July 17, 2012. He defeated Brad Salmon (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

North Carolina State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Rabin 51% 37,809
     Democratic Brad Salmon 49% 36,337
Total Votes 74,146
North Carolina State Senate District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald S. Davis (advanced to runoff) 37.9% 5,709
Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Rabin (advanced to runoff) 27.9% 4,195
Tim McNeill 21.1% 3,173
Daniel Glover 13.2% 1,983
Total Votes 15,060

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rabin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Rabin raised a total of $195,972 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[8]

Ronald Rabin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 12 Won $195,972
Grand Total Raised $195,972


Rabin won election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rabin raised a total of $195,972.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ronald Rabin's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$72,849
Rabin, Ronald Joseph$52,003
Levinson, David N$12,100
Rabin, Mona$9,309
Huff III, Denver Ralph$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$195,972
Source:Follow the Money


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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Rabin and his wife, Mona, have three children and nine grandchildren.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Rouzer (R)
North Carolina State Senate District 12
Succeeded by