|North Carolina State Senate District 19|
|January 26, 2011 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Place of birth||Tupelo, Mississippi|
Meredith has operated a landscaping business, Cardinal Landscaping, since retiring from military service. He served in the United States Army and reached the rank of Sergeant. Meredith became a member of the Fayetteville City Council in 2005.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Meredith served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations on Department of Transportation|
|• Rules and Operations of the Senate|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Meredith served on these committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health Care|
|• Pensions & Retirement & Aging|
|• Rules and Operations of the Senate|
Meredith's website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "We must create an environment that encourages business growth, and restores our job market. I understand that the best way to achieve this is to lower taxes, reduce the paralyzing government regulations, and let businesses compete in a free and fair market."
- Excerpt: "I have always voted against every tax increase, and will continue to do so. I firmly believe that our hardworking residents deserve to be able to keep more of what they earn."
- Foolish Spending
- Excerpt: "We have to stop this foolish spending, and do what every other North Carolinian has to do—live within our means."
- Excerpt: "We must fund our schools, give our teachers the resources they need to do their jobs, and give our children the opportunity to learn…bottom line."
Nine of North Carolina’s 45 incoming freshman state legislators signed a pledge to "oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes." The pledge was in line with each of their campaign promises to fix the state’s fiscal hole without resorting to tax hikes. At the time they signed the pledge, North Carolina was looking at a budget deficit as high as $4 billion in 2011.
Meredith signed the pledge in November 2010.
Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Wesley Meredith is unopposed in the Republican primary, while William Richardson is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Wesley Meredith Incumbent||53.9%||37,308|
|North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 19 (2010)|
|Wesley Meredith (R)||25,047||51.10%|
|Margaret Dickson (D)||23,964||48.90%|
Comprehensive donor information for Meredith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Meredith raised a total of $935,537 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.
|Wesley Meredith's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina State Senate, District 19||$404,061|
|2010||North Carolina State Senate, District 19||$531,476|
|Grand Total Raised||$935,537|
2012Meredith won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Meredith raised a total of $404,061.
|North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Wesley Meredith's campaign in 2012|
|North Carolina Republican Party||$220,940|
|Briggs III, Clarence||$8,000|
|Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina||$8,000|
|Nimocks III, David R||$6,000|
|Southeastern Radiology Organization||$6,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$404,061|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Meredith currently resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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- Wesley Meredith's official campaign website
- Official Senate Website
- Official Project Vote Smart biography
- Official Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010
- Senator Wesley A. Meredith: About Wesley
- Senator Wesley A. Meredith, "Key Issues," Accessed June 3, 2013
- "Nine Newly Minted N.C. Legislators Sign No-New-Taxes Pledge," Carolina Journal, November 15, 2010
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina Board of Elections "Candidate lists," Accessed March 9, 2012
- General Election Results
- followthemoney.org, "Meredith, Wesley Alan" Accessed August 28, 2013
Margaret Dickson (D)
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