|North Carolina House of Representatives District 50|
|2005 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
Faison received his Bachelor of Arts degree and his law degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in, respectively, 1969 and 1972. He is an attorney. He and his wife, Lindy, have six children: Ean, Chasie, Breck, Stone, Courtney and Bo.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Faison served on the following committees:
- Education Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Finance Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Insurance Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Judiciary Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Subcommittee A
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Faison served on the following committees:
- Agriculture Committee, North Carolina House
- Finance Committee, North Carolina House
- Insurance Committee, North Carolina House
- Judiciary III Committee, North Carolina House
- Public Utilities Committee, North Carolina House
- Ways and Means/Broadband Connectivity Committee, North Carolina House
Faison ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of North Carolina. Incumbent Beverly Perdue (D) announced she will not seek re-election, opening up the race for other Democrats. He finished third in the May 8th primary election, behind Walter Dalton and Bob Etheridge and ahead of Gary M. Dunn, Gardenia Henley and Bruce Blackmon.
On November 2, 2010, Faison won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He had no primary opposition but was challenged by Richard Smith (R) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 50 (2010)|
|Bill Faison (D)||13,848||56.17%|
|Rick Smith (R)||10,804||43.83%|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50|
|Bill Faison (D)||25,682|
In 2010, a year in which Faison was up for re-election, he collected $121,071 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bill Faison's campaign in 2010|
|North Carolina Democratic House Cmte||$38,973|
|North Carolina Advocates For Justice||$8,000|
|Cornick, Philip R||$4,000|
|Upchurch, Richard M||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$121,071|
In 2008, Faison collected $36,854 in donations.
These were the largest contributors in 2008.
|NORTH CAROLINA ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE||$8,000|
|NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC HOUSE CMTE||$6,069|
|CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION||$4,000|
|FAISON, BILL WILLIAM||$3,115|
|NORTH CAROLINA AUTO DEALERS ASSOCIATION||$2,000|
- North Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Faison
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary election, May 8, 2012, Unofficial results," accessed May 9, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official North Carolina General Election Results- November 2, 2010," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2008 General Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014
- "2008 campaign contributions"
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributions
|North Carolina House - District 50
| Succeeded by|
Valerie Foushee (D)
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