William Rabon

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Dr. William Rabon
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North Carolina State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 26, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWest Columbus High School, 1969
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University
OtherVMD, University of Georgia (1976)
Personal
ProfessionVeterinarian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dr. William 'Bill' Rabon is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Rabon earned his bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1976. He is the Vice Chair of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees and is a partner in multiple animal hospitals.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Appropriations on Department of Transportation
Appropriations/Base Budget
Finance
Rules and Operations of the Senate
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Rabon's website highlighted the following issues:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Bill is a small businessman who has created good jobs for local people for decades, and as our Senator, he will recruit new industries to southeastern North Carolina."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Bill opposes future tax increases and supports a significant reduction in the state’s corporate and personal tax rates. Good budget management is key to revitalizing North Carolina, and Bill is prepared to provide leadership we need in this crucial task."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Bill will commit to achieving greater affordable access to quality healthcare for all North Carolinians."
  • Honest Government
Excerpt: "Bill will fight to increase oversight into the legislative and executive branches of state government. Bill will work to create a culture of clean government and high ethical standards, and he will conduct all state business in a fashion that the citizens of southeastern North Carolina can be proud of."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Bill supports making our education system one that focuses on preparing the student for the global economy. Bill will fight to pay teachers a competitive salary so North Carolina attracts and retains the best and brightest educators."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "North Carolina has been too lenient for too long in turning a blind eye to illegal immigration, and as our State Senator, Bill Rabon will fight to stop it."
  • Clean Air and Water
Excerpt: "Bill will fight to protect our rivers, streams, lakes and ocean. Bill will pursue policies which foster beautiful beaches, forests and parks."

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Bill Rabon was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Ernie Ward defeated Danny Hefner in the Democratic primary. Ward and Rabon will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Rabon ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8. He defeated Danny Hefner (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Rabon Incumbent 60% 58,282
     Democratic Danny Hefner 40% 38,919
Total Votes 97,201

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Rabon defeated Edward Redwine (D) in the November 2 general election to North Carolina State Senate district 8.[5]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Rabon (R) 46,216 63.55%
David Redwine (D) 26,511 36.45%

Rabon defeated Bettie Fennel in the May 4 Democratic primary by a margin of 9,406-4,669.[6]

North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Rabon 9,406
Bettie Fennel 4,669

Rabon led Redwine in polling released by the John W. Pope Civitas Institute prior to the election. The poll showed Rabon with a 19-point lead over Redwine.[7] Both Rabon and Redwine campaigned on the need for cutting government spending to balance an expected $3 billion deficit.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rabon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Rabon raised a total of $895,487 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[9]

William Rabon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 8 Won $379,295
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 8 Won $516,192
Grand Total Raised $895,487

2012

Rabon won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rabon raised a total of $379,295.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Rabon's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Senate Caucus$41,961
North Carolina Republican Party$11,094
Edwards, Abigail Sims$10,000
Powell, Michael D$5,000
Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$379,295
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

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Political offices
Preceded by
R.C. Soles, Jr. (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 8
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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