Chris Petrella

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Chris Petrella
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Candidate for
U.S. House, North Carolina , District 11
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sAlameda College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1986 - 1995
Personal
ProfessionEconomic development consultant
Websites
Campaign website
Chris Petrella was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Because no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the Republican primary election on May 8, 2012, a runoff primary took place.[2] Petrella was eliminated in the primary.

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Petrella ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 11th District. Petrella sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Petrella was looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Heath Shuler (D).

Because no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the Republican primary election on May 8, 2012, a runoff primary took place.[2] Petrella was eliminated in the primary.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[3] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[3]

Primary results

The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives-North Carolina, District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Meadows 37.8% 35,733
Vance Patterson 23.6% 22,306
Jeff Hunt 14.1% 13,353
Ethan Wingfield 11.3% 10,697
Susan Harris 6.2% 5,825
Kenny West 4.2% 3,970
Spence Campbell 1.9% 1,799
Chris Petrella 0.8% 778
Total Votes 94,461

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