Chris Whitmire

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Chris Whitmire
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 113
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Transylvania County Board of Education
2006-2013
Education
Bachelor'sU.S. Air Force Academy
Master'sColumbia University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service1986-Present
Personal
ProfessionPilot/Real Estate Broker
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Chris Whitmire is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 113. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Whitmire received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his M.S. in Structural Engineering from Columbia University. Whitemire has worked as an airline pilot and real estate broker. He has achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Appropriations
Commerce and Job Development
Education
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs
Public Utilities

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Whitmire's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

As your representative, I will continue to fight for what is best for our region and will not fall prey to the "one size fits all" mentality of Raleigh where rural mountain areas of the state are often taken for granted. I hear over and over that we need jobs, reasonable taxes, fiscal stewardship, excellent schools, protection of personal property rights, voter integrity, protection of our 2nd Amendment rights, and ultimately a means for hard work and American ingenuity to pay off. I will continue to promote these essentials.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives 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 Chris Whitmire was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Norm Bossert was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bossert and Whitmire will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Whitmire ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 113. He defeated incumbent Trudi Walend in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. He defeated George Alley (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 113 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Whitmire 63% 25,663
     Democratic George Alley 37% 15,055
Total Votes 40,718
North Carolina House of Representatives District 113 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Whitmire 51.1% 6,448
Trudi Walend Incumbent 48.9% 6,169
Total Votes 12,617

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Whitmire is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Whitmire raised a total of $18,904 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 4, 2013.[8]

Chris Whitmire's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 113 Won $18,904
Grand Total Raised $18,904

2012

Whitmire won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Whitmire raised a total of $18,904.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Whitmire's campaign in 2012
Whitmire, James Christopher (Chris)$4,629
Michael Dean Hager Campaign Fund$1,013
North Carolina Farm Bureau$1,000
Breedlove, Eileen$500
Robert Rucho Cmte$500
Total Raised in 2012$18,904
Source:Follow the Money

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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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Trudi Walend (R)
North Carolina House - District 113
2013–present
Succeeded by
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