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Tom Apodaca
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North Carolina State Senate District 48
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Carolina University (1980)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 8, 1957
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tom Apodaca (b. November 8, 1957) is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 48. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. Apodaca is currently the Senate Deputy Republican Leader.

Biography

Apodaca earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Western Carolina University in 1980. He is President/Owner of Southeastern Sureties Group, Incorporated, and Fifth Avenue Travel, Incorporated. Apodaca also owns A and A Bonding Agency.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on Education/Higher Education
Appropriations/Base Budget
Commerce
Education/Higher Education
Finance
Insurance
Judiciary I
Pensions & Retirement & Aging
Rules and Operations of the Senate
Ways & Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Apodaca served on these committees:

Issues

Voting rights legislation

Apodaca moved an "omnibus voting rights bill" to the North Carolina State Senate. Included in the bill were removal of the state's early voting period, Sunday voting, and same-day registration provisions. Some critics of the bill said it would hurt Democrats, who cast nearly 50% more early voting ballots than Republicans in 2012, and African-Americans, who accounted for almost 30% of all early voting in 2012. Apodaca, however, stated his belief that the law would improve the integrity of the voting process. Because of the Supreme Court's action on the Voting Rights Ac, the state would not require U.S. Department of Justice approval before the bill is signed into law.[1][2]

Elections

2014

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Tom Apodaca was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Rick Wood was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Apodaca and Wood will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Apodaca defeated Fremont V. Brown III in the Republican Primary on May 8. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

North Carolina State Senate, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Apodaca Incumbent 100% 62,736
Total Votes 62,736
North Carolina State Senate District 48 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Apodaca Incumbent 72.9% 18,950
Fremont V. Brown III 27.1% 7,039
Total Votes 25,989

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Apodaca won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 48, defeating Jon Dixon (D).[7]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 48 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Apodaca (R) 43,457 65.94%
Jon Dixon (D) 22,447 34.06%

Apodaca was unopposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[8]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Apodaca won re-election to the 48th District in the North Carolina State Senate. Apodaca had no challenger.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Apodaca is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Apodaca raised a total of $1,435,722 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[10]

Tom Apodaca's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 48 Won $476,707
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 48 Won $270,650
2008 North Carolina State Senate, District 48 Won $219,472
2006 North Carolina State Senate, District 48 Won $211,978
2004 North Carolina State Senate, District 48 Won $150,146
2002 North Carolina State Senate, District 48 Won $106,769
Grand Total Raised $1,435,722

2012

Apodaca won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Apodaca raised a total of $476,707.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Apodaca's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives$8,000
Duke Energy$8,000
Nationwide$8,000
Asheville Anesthesia Associates$8,000
North Carolina Auto Dealers Association$8,000
Total Raised in 2012$476,707
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Apodaca won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Apodaca raised a total of $270,650.

Personal

Apodaca and his wife, Lisa, have two children.

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2003–present
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