Danny Hefner

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Danny Hefner
Candidate for
North Carolina State Senate District 8
High schoolSouth Caldwell High School, 1983
Bachelor'sBelford University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps, Chief Warrant Officer-2 - Served in Persian Gulf War
Date of birthOctober 15, 1965
Place of birthMorganton, N.C.
ProfessionVice President of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, N.O.T.T.T. Foundation, LLC.
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Danny Hefner was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 8 of the North Carolina State Senate.


Hefner's professional experience includes working as a local delivery driver, a commodities relocation specialist (truck driver), an ordained Inter-Faith Minister and as a therapeutic foster parent with abused and troubled children. He served in the United States Marine Corps as Chief Warrant Officer-2.[1]


Campaign themes


Hefner's campaign website highlighted the following plans:[2]



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Bill Rabon was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Ernie Ward defeated Danny Hefner in the Democratic primary. Rabon defeated Ward in the general election.[3][4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Rabon Incumbent 57% 39,402
     Democratic Ernie Ward 43% 29,707
Total Votes 69,109
North Carolina State Senate, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErnie Ward 55.7% 6,745
Danny Hefner 44.3% 5,359
Total Votes 12,104


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Hefner ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 8. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8 and was defeated by incumbent Bill Rabon (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

North Carolina State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Rabon Incumbent 60% 58,282
     Democratic Danny Hefner 40% 38,919
Total Votes 97,201


Hefner resides in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.[5]

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