Donald Vaughan

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Donald Vaughan
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North Carolina State Senate District 27
Former member
In office
2009 - 2013
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Member, Greensboro City Council
1991 – 2005
Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Greensboro
1996 – 2001
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (1974)
Master'sAmerican University (1976)
J.D.Wake Forest State University (1979)
Date of birth1952
Place of birthGreensboro, North Carolina
Personal website
Campaign website
Donald Vaughan is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 27 from 2009 to 2013.

Vaughan is a former Mayor Pro Tempore of the City of Greensboro. He was also a member of the Greensboro City Council from 1991 to 2005.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Vaughan won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 27, defeating Jeffery Hyde (R).[1]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 27 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Vaughan (D) 30,161 59.66%
Jeffery Hyde (R) 20,398 40.34%

Vaughan was unopposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[2]


On November 4, 2008, Vaughan was elected to the 27th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Joe Wilson (R).[3] Vaughan raised $157,744 for his campaign, while Wilson raised $11,020.[4]

North Carolina Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Vaughan (D) 59,609
Joe Wilson (R) 27,100

Campaign donors


In 2010, Vaughan collected $158,161 in donations.[5]


In 2008, Vaughan collected $157,744 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
David Stedman $7,000
North Carolina Advocates for Justice $5,000
North Carolina Medical Society $4,000
North Carolina Auto Dealers Association $4,000
North Carolina Association of Realtors $4,000


Vaughan earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He went on to receive his MPA in Public Administration from American University. He then earned his J.D. from Wake Forest State University.

Vaughan is a former Legislative Clerk for Senator Robert Morgan. He is an attorney by trade.

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Political offices
Preceded by
North Carolina State Senate District 27
Succeeded by
Trudy Wade (R)