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Trudy Wade

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Trudy Wade
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North Carolina State Senate District 27
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
Office website
Campaign website
Trudy Wade is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 27. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Appropriations on Education/Higher Education
Education/Higher Education
Health Care
Judiciary I
State and Local Government


Campaign themes


Wade's website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Jobs and economic prosperity

  • Excerpt: "In talking to people across Guilford County, I am convinced that the most pressing issue facing the State Legislature is the creation of jobs and economic prosperity in North Carolina. I am committed to reducing the tax and regulatory burden that stifles the private sector and places on business extra burdens which are costly and counterproductive."

Size and scope of government

  • Excerpt: "I am committed to reducing the size and scope of government. I believe that government is a threat to personal freedom and individual liberty. Therefore, I will attempt to reduce the power and influence of politicians and bureaucrats in order to maximize the freedom of the people of North Carolina."

Taxes and regulations

  • Excerpt: "I am committed to reducing the tax and regulatory burden that the state of North Carolina imposes on businesses and individuals. Government can harm business enterprise when it takes their capital in the form of taxes or takes their time and opportunity in the form of regulations. As State Senator, I will look for ways to free up the private sector."


  • Excerpt: "I will work to get money out of the hands of entrenched bureaucrats and into the classroom, where those tax dollars can have a positive impact on student achievement. I support expanding charter schools. I support school choice and systemic school reform."

Marriage Amendment

  • Excerpt: "On May 8, 2012, North Carolina voters have the opportunity, thanks to conservative Republican leadership in the NC Legislature, to define marriage once and for all as between one man and one woman. I am committed to supporting this amendment."



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 Trudy Wade was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Wade defeated Sal Leone, Latimer B. Alexander IV, and Justin C. Conrad in the May 8 Republican primary. She defeated Myra Slone (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

North Carolina State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrudy Wade 57.6% 56,865
     Democratic Myra Slone 42.4% 41,870
Total Votes 98,735
North Carolina State Senate District 27 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTrudy Wade 53.9% 13,272
Justin C. Conrad 34% 8,367
Latimer B. Alexander IV 10% 2,472
Sal Leone 2.1% 506
Total Votes 24,617


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Wade lost in the November 2 general election to Gladys Robinson (D).[7]

North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 28 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Trudy Wade 2,790
Jeffrey Brommer 938
Robert Bradford 347
John Welch 241

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wade is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Wade raised a total of $151,786 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[8]

Trudy Wade's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 27 Won $95,298
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 28 Defeated $56,488
Grand Total Raised $151,786


Wade won election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Wade raised a total of $95,298.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Trudy Wade's campaign in 2012
Griffin Sr, David Hughes$5,000
Kotis III, William$3,620
Kotis, Karen A$3,586
Griffin Jr, David Hughes$3,500
Carroll III, Roy$3,225
Total Raised in 2012$95,298
Source:Follow the Money

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Political offices
Preceded by
Donald Vaughan (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 27
Succeeded by