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Tamara Barringer
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North Carolina State Senate District 17
In office
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hil
J.D.University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
ProfessionAttorney, Barringer Law Firm, LLP
Office website
Campaign website
Tamara Barringer is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 17. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Barringer earned her B.S. and J.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is an attorney with Barringer Law Firm, LLP.


Campaign themes


Barringer's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "We must give our teachers the tools they need to get our students career ready:
  • A comprehensive set of core educational standards benchmarked to the world;
  • High expectations;
  • Student assessment tools for teachers to develop strategies for learning; and
  • Understandable accountability measures for both teachers and students."

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Our state continues to attract people from all over the United States, and it is easy to see why when you look at the diversity and quality of life we have to offer. However, we are losing jobs and economic opportunity for our citizens to South Carolina, Georgia and others in the Southeast and the world. It is time for us to completely reevaluate state government and retool our state so that we are able not just to compete, but to WIN in bringing and growing new jobs and new economic opportunities to all regions of North Carolina."

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on Health and Human Services
Education/Higher Education
Judiciary I
State and Local Government



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate 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 Tamara Barringer was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Bryan Fulghum was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Barringer and Fulghum will face off in the general election.[2][3]


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Barringer ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 17. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8 and defeated Erv Portman (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTamara Barringer 53.7% 57,101
     Democratic Erv Portman 46.3% 49,298
Total Votes 106,399

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Barringer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Barringer raised a total of $372,393 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[5]

Tamara Barringer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 17 Won $372,393
Grand Total Raised $372,393


Barringer won election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Barringer raised a total of $372,393.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tamara Barringer's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$131,605
Citizens for Richard Stevens$5,500
Crumley, Bobby J$4,000
Willard, Ralph R$4,000
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$372,393
Source:Follow the Money


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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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Barringer and her husband live in Cary, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Stevens (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 17
Succeeded by