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Cherie K. Berry
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North Carolina Commissioner of Labor
Incumbent
In office
January 6, 2001 - Present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$123,198
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$856,756
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives
1993 – 2000
Personal
BirthdayDecember 21, 1946
Place of birthNewton, North Carolina
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Cherie K. Berry (b. December 21, 1946 in Newton, NC) is the current Republican North Carolina Commissioner of Labor. Berry was first elected in 2000, assumed office in January 2001, and subsequently won re-election in 2004, 2008, and 2012. She is the Tarheel state's first female labor commissioner.[1]

Biography

Berry, a native of Catawba County, is the previous owner of LGM Ltd., which produced spark plug wires for the automobile industry. She served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1993-2000, when she was elected as state Labor Commissioner.[1]

Political career

Labor Commissioner (2001-Present)

Berry has served as North Carolina Commissioner of Labor since January 2001.[1]

State House of Representatives (1993–2000)

Berry was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1993 to 2000.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in North Carolina, 2014

Berry was a potential 2014 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, but announced on May 29, 2013 that she would not seek the seat.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Berry won re-election in 2012. She was unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary. John C. Brooks, Marlowe Foster and Ty Richardson sought the Democratic nomination. Since no candidate won 40% of the vote, the top two vote getters, Brooks and Foster, went to a runoff on July 17, which Brooks won.[4] Berry defeated Brooks in the general election on November 6, 2012.

North Carolina Commissioner of Labor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John C. Brooks 46.7% 2,019,266
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCherie Berry Incumbent 53.3% 2,300,500
Total Votes 4,319,766
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.


2008

Berry won re-election in the November 2008 election, defeating Democratic candidate Mary Fant Donnan.[5]

North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCherie Berry Incumbent 50.6% 2,065,095
     Democratic Mary Fant Donnan 49.4% 2,015,442
Total Votes 4,080,537
Election Results Via: North Carolina Board of Elections

2004

Berry won re-election in the November 2004 election, defeating Democratic candidate Wayne Goodwin.[6]

North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCherie Berry Incumbent 52.1% 1,723,004
     Democratic Wayne Goodwin 47.9% 1,584,488
Total Votes 3,307,492
Election Results Via: North Carolina Board of Elections (timed out)

2000

On November 7, 2000, Cherie Killian Berry won election to the office of North Carolina Commissioner of Labor. She defeated Doug Berger (D) in the general election.

North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCherie Killian Berry 50.1% 1,379,417
     Democratic Doug Berger 49.9% 1,372,165
Total Votes 2,751,582
Election Results Via: North Carolina State Board of Elections

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Berry is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Berry raised a total of $856,756 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[7]

Cherie K. Berry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 NC Labor Commissioner Won $159,497
2010 NC Labor Commissioner Not up for election $14,257
2008 NC Labor Commissioner Won $216,967
2006 NC Labor Commissioner Not up for election $21,254
2004 NC Labor Commissioner Won $203,158
2000 NC Labor Commissioner Won $228,684
1998 NC House of Representatives Won $6,650
1996 NC House of Representatives Won $6,289
Grand Total Raised $856,756

2012

Berry won re-election to the position of North Carolina Labor Commissioner in 2012. During that election cycle, Berry raised a total of $159,497.

2000-2008

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Cherie K. Berry's donors each year.[8] Click [show] for more information.


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