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|North Carolina House of Representatives District 74|
|2005 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
Folwell received his bachelor's and master's degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He is a private investor, investment advisor and financial advisor. Folwell and his wife, Synthia, have two children, Anna and Stephen.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Folwell served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee on General Government
- Subcommittee on Business and Labor
- Finance Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives, Chair
- Government Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Insurance Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- State Personnel Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Folwell served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee on Pre-School, Elementary and Secondary Education
- Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee, North Carolina House
- Finance Committee, North Carolina House
- Judiciary II Committee, North Carolina House
- Pensions and Retirement Committee, North Carolina House
Folwell discusses his campaign with North Carolina Now Senior Correspondent Kelly McCullen:
On November 2, 2010, Folwell won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He had no primary opposition but was challenged by Cristina Vazquez (D) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 74 (2010)|
|Dale Folwell (R)||17,475||69.32%|
|Cristina Vazquez (D)||7,733||30.68%|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 74|
|Dale Folwell (R)||21,933|
|Wade Boyles (D)||15,086|
In 2010, a year in which Folwell was up for re-election, he collected $104,435 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dale Folwell's campaign in 2010|
|North Carolina Medical Society||$3,000|
|RJ Reynolds Tobacco||$3,000|
|Independent Insurance Agents Of North Carolina||$2,000|
|Allison Iv, John A||$2,000|
|Piedmont Triad Anesthesia||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$104,435|
In 2008, Folwell collected $-66,411 in donations.
These were the largest contributors in 2008.
|SCHALLER, DOUG E||$4,000|
|SCHALLER, LINDA R||$4,000|
|RJ REYNOLDS TOBACCO||$2,000|
Balanced budget requirement
It's possible the state is violating North Carolina's constitutional requirement for a balanced budget. The discrepancy boils down to accounting.
State budget writers work on a cash basis, but accounting rules encourage budget writers to work on an accrual basis. Accrual accounting would require budget writers to account for the promises they've made to state workers.
A change would immediately highlight a $28 billion shortfall in the retiree health benefits promised to state workers.
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2004, 2002
- Representative Folwell's twitter
- Representative Folwell's facebook
- DaleFolwell.com, "Press release: Folwell files for Lt. Governor," February 13, 2012
- 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
- Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed December 30, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed December 19, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed December 18, 2014
- State Budget Leaves $28 Billion Hole
|North Carolina House - District 74
| Succeeded by|
Debra Conrad (R)
State of North Carolina
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