|North Carolina House of Representatives District 10|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Profession||Business Owner, Non-Profit Consultant|
He worked in finance for NCNB/Nations Bank from 1986 to 1992, holding the positions of assistant vice-president and city manager. After going back to school for a few years, he entered the field of non-profit economic and community development, where he later founded both East Carolina Development Company and Piedmont Development Company. He is the president of these companies and continues to work as a consultant for other non-profit community development organizations. He was first elected to the NC House of Representatives in 2002 and again in 2004.
LaRoque earned his B.S.B.A. in Finance from East Carolina University and his M.B.A. from East Carolina University Graduate School of Business. He and his wife Susan live in Lenoir County.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, LaRoque served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee on Natural and Economic Resources, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Business and Labor
- Environment Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Public Utilities Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives, Chair
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 10 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Stephen LaRoque Incumbent||49.7%||3,871|
On November 2, 2010, LaRoque won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Van Braxton (D). LaRoque represented North Carolina's 10th house district in the 2003 and 2005 legislative sessions. Braxton won the seat in 2006 and defeated LaRoque in 2008 by 941 votes.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 10 (2010)|
|Stephen LaRoque (R)||11,802||57.23%|
|Van Braxton (D)||8,820||42.77%|
LaRoque filed a defamation lawsuit against Braxton on October 4, 2010. The lawsuit alleges Braxton sent campaign mailers falsely accusing LaRoque of illegal business activities. The mailers also claim LaRoque stole a man's business and home through a foreclosure filing.
Braxton is trailing LaRoque in polling from May and September. Braxton answered questions about how to handle the state's impending budget shortfall and did not rule out extending the state's temporary one-cent sales tax. LaRoque on the other hand says state leaders need to cut spending.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 10, 2008|
|Van Braxton (D)||15,506|
|Stephen LaRoque (R)||14,565|
LaRoque won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, defeating James Llewellyn (D).
|North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 10 (2004)|
|Stephen LaRoque (R)||14,529||57.4%|
|James Llewellyn (D)||10,793||42.6%|
LaRoque won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Russell Tucker (D).
|North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 10 (2002)|
|Stephen LaRoque (R)||9,109||50.9%|
|Russell Tucker (D)||8,777||49.1%|
In 2010, LaRoque raised a total of $126,811 in campaign contributions.
His eight largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
|North Carolina Republican Party||$54,089|
|Edwards Jr., George L||$4,000|
|Harold J Brubaker Campaign||$4,000|
|Stam for House||$4,000|
|Friends of Ruth Samuelson||$4,000|
|Danny McComas Campaign||$4,000|
|Cmte to Elect Thomas Tillis||$4,000|
LaRoque has a wife, Susan.
- Official campaign website
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Facebook fan page
- LaRoque NC House: About Stephen
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Results, 2012," accessed April 15, 2014
- North Carolina Board of Elections "Candidate lists," accessed March 5, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed June 22, 2012
- Official North Carolina Election Results, 2010
- Coverage at Carolina Journal
- Election coverage at Carolina Journal
- North Carolina House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Official North Carolina Election Results, District 10, 2004
- Official North Carolina Election Results, District 10, 2002
- 2010 campaign contributions
|North Carolina House - District 10
| Succeeded by|
John Bell (R)
State of North Carolina
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