Stan White

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Stan White
Stan White.jpg
Former candidate for
North Carolina State Senate District 1
In office
January 26, 2011 - January 1, 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJanuary 25, 2011
Term limitsN/A
High schoolManteo High School
Bachelor'sEast Carolina University
ProfessionOwner of Stan White Realty and Construction
Personal website
Campaign website
Stan White was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 1 of the North Carolina State Senate.

White represented District 1 from 2011 to 2013. White was appointed to the Senate after Marc Basnight (D) resigned on January 25, 2011.[1]


White earned his B.S. from East Carolina University. His professional experience includes working as a teacher in the Dare County Public School System and owning Stan White Realty and Construction on the Outer Banks. He is a former member of Dare County commissioners and board chairman.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, White served on these committees:


Campaign themes


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

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: " I will fight to repeal this misguided legislation and restore the necessary funding to support critically needed public services and infrastructure in our district. I will also promote legislation that will stimulate small business development and economic growth."

Protection of Natural Resources

  • Excerpt: "Our farming, fishing, tourism and marine industries will not be able to thrive without protecting the water quality of our rivers, ocean and sounds. By safeguarding our natural resources we will enhance our quality of life and continue making our region a place where people will want to live and visit and businesses will want to grow and invest."

Public Education

  • Excerpt: "I will fight to reverse this reckless legislation and pledge to defend and safeguard our public education system. After all, protecting public education will help secure the economic future of our children by giving them the skills they need to compete in this global economy."

Responsible Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "I am committed to providing the necessary resources to help grow our economy and fund vital public services. At the same time, I pledge to make careful budget decisions and make sure your hard earned tax dollars are spent wisely and efficiently."



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. Incumbent Bill Cook was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Stan White defeated Judy Krahenbuhl in the Democratic primary. Cook defeated White in the general election.[4][5]

North Carolina State Senate, District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cook Incumbent 53.5% 32,143
     Democratic Stan White 46.5% 27,957
Total Votes 60,100
North Carolina State Senate, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStan White 75.9% 9,828
Judy Krahenbuhl 24.1% 3,127
Total Votes 12,955


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

White ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary. He was defeated by Bill Cook in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

North Carolina State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Cook 50% 43,735
     Democratic Stan White Incumbent 50% 43,714
Total Votes 87,449


White was appointed to the Senate by the First Senatorial District Executive Committee after Marc Basnight (D) resigned.[1]



In 2014, White's endorsements included the following:[7]

  • Dale Draper-Dare County Democratic Party Chair (2005-2009)
  • Becky Howard-Currituck County Democratic Party Chair (2013)
  • North Carolina Association of Educators


White and his wife, Susie, have one child. They reside in Nags Head.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marc Basnight (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 1
Succeeded by
William Cook (R)