Debbie Clary

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Debbie Clary
Debbie clary.jpg
North Carolina State Senate District 46
Former member
In office
2009 - January 10, 2012
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthAugust 29, 1959
Place of birthShelby, North Carolina
Office website
Campaign website
Debbie Clary (b. August 29, 1959) was a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 46 from 2009-January 10, 2012. She resigned prior to the end of her last time, saying that she plans to work as a lobbyist in economic development.[1]

Clary also served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1994 to 2008.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Clary served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Clary served on these committees:



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Clary won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 46 in the November 2 general election. She was unopposed.[2]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 46 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Clary (R) 32,007 100%

Clary also was unopposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[3]


On November 4, 2008, Clary was elected to the 46th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Keith H. Melton (R).[4] Clary raised $253,850 for her campaign, while Melton raised $726,325.[5]

North Carolina Senate, District 46 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Clary (D) 36,059
Keith H. Melton (R) 35,338

Campaign donors


In 2010, Clary collected $77,983 in donations.[6]


In 2008, Clary collected $253,850 in donations.[7]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Republican Party $29,740
CMTE to Elect Republican Women $8,000
Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina $8,000
Gaston Anesthesia Associates $8,000
North Carolina Association of Realtors $8,000


Clary attended Gardner Webb University from 1977 to 1980.

Clary was President of WADA, Incorporated, from 1986 to 1999. She was then President of Millennium Marketing Group, Incorporated, from 1999 to 2004. She is currently a Broadcaster and works in Marketing and Public Relations.

Clary is single.

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Political offices
Preceded by
North Carolina State Senate District 46
2008–January 2012
Succeeded by
Wes Westmoreland