Dale Folwell

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Dale Folwell
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 74
Retried
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionConsultant/Private Investor
CandidateVerification
Dale Folwell is a former Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He represented District 74 from 2005-2013 and served as Speaker Pro Tempore. He was also a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina in the 2012 elections,[1] but finished third in the May 8th primary.[2]

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.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Folwell served on the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on General Government
  • Subcommittee on Business and Labor

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Folwell served on the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on Pre-School, Elementary and Secondary Education

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012
See also: North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Folwell did not run for re-election in 2012. Instead he ran for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. He finished third in the May 8th primary election.[2]

Issues

Folwell discusses his campaign with North Carolina Now Senior Correspondent Kelly McCullen:

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 74 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dale Folwell (R) 17,475 69.32%
Cristina Vazquez (D) 7,733 30.68%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Folwell won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[5] $-66,411 was raised for this campaign.[6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 74
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dale Folwell (R) 21,933
Wade Boyles (D) 15,086

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Folwell was up for re-election, he collected $104,435 in donations.[7]

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

2008

In 2008, Folwell collected $-66,411 in donations.[8]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
SCHALLER, DOUG E $4,000
SCHALLER, LINDA R $4,000
RJ REYNOLDS TOBACCO $2,000
SPRINKLE, DAVID $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.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 74
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Debra Conrad (R)