Dana Bumgardner

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Dana Bumgardner
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 109
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
Personal
ProfessionPresident/CEO of LPM, Inc.
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dana Bumgardner is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 109. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Bumgardner's professional experience includes serving as President/CEO of LPM, Inc.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Commerce and Job Development
Education
Insurance
Transportation, Vice-chair

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Bumgardner's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Jobs & Economy

  • Excerpt: "Dana will work hard to pass pro-business legislation in Raleigh. He believes in order to recover lost jobs, we have to support our small businesses because they are essential to economic growth. When government allows the private sector to work, the people of Gaston County and North Carolina will be free to bring our economy back."

Taxes & Spending

  • Excerpt: "Dana will oppose all tax increases and all wasteful spending. He will work to set budget priorities and fund critical state services first. Additionally, Dana will support the Taxpayer Protection Act which limits government spending to population growth plus inflation."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Dana Bumgardner will support legislation which sends tax dollars to fund the classroom and not a wasteful bureaucracy. When money is sent directly to the classroom and sidesteps administrations, it does more good for the child."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "Dana is against the proposed toll road, the Garden Parkway, which will funnel money away from already needed repairs to Gaston County’s roads and bridges. He believes this money could be better spent on widening I-85, revamping the I-85, US-321 junction and widening the Dallas-Cherryville Highway."

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Dana Bumgardner defeated Mickey Price in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bumgardner ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 109. He defeated Wil Neumann in the July 17, 2012, Republican Primary runoff. He defeated Melba Reese in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 109 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Bumgardner 59.2% 19,772
     Democratic Melba Reese 40.8% 13,618
Total Votes 33,390
North Carolina House of Representatives District 109 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDana Bumgardner (advanced to runoff) 35% 2,990
Green check mark transparent.pngWil Neumann (advanced to runoff) 23.7% 2,023
Tom Keigher 22.1% 1,885
Donnie Loftis 19.1% 1,633
Total Votes 8,531

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bumgardner is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bumgardner raised a total of $56,522 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 4, 2013.[8]

Dana Bumgardner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 109 Won $56,522
Grand Total Raised $56,522

2012

Bumgardner won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bumgardner raised a total of $56,522.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dana Bumgardner's campaign in 2012
Bumgardner, Cindy$10,700
Bumgardner, Dana B$8,720
Harrington, Michael O$3,225
Cloninger, Thomas R$3,100
Gammon, Gary G$1,750
Total Raised in 2012$56,522
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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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.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

Personal

Bumgardner and his wife, Cynthia, have two children and one grandchild.[1]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
William A. Current, Sr. (R)
North Carolina House - District 109
2013–present
Succeeded by
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