Eric Mansfield

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Eric Mansfield
Eric Mansfield.jpg
North Carolina State Senate District 21
Former member
In office
January 26, 2011 - January 1, 2013
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
M.D.Morehouse School of Medicine
Place of birthLouisiana
ProfessionPhysician, Cape Fear Otolaryngology
Campaign website
Eric Mansfield is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 21 from 2011 to 2013. He was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina in the 2012 elections,[1] but lost in the May 8th primary election.[2]

Mansfield received a commission in the U.S. Army through ROTC. He worked at the Womack Army Medical Center as a Battalion Medical Officer and later as the Chief of Otolaryngology Services. He was deployed to Kosovo before returning to civilian life and opening his own practice. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in health policy at UNC Chapel Hill. He attended Howard University for his bachelor's degree and then attended Morehouse School of Medicine. He and his wife Donna have two children, Erica and Thomas.[3]

Committee assignments


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



See also: North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Mansfield ran for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in 2012. He lost to Linda Coleman in the May 8th primary.[2]


Mansfield discussed his campaign with North Carolina Now Senior Correspondent Kelly McCullen:


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Mansfield won election to District 21 of the North Carolina State Senate in the November 2 general election, defeating Wade Fowler (R).[4]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 21 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Mansfield (D) 21,004 67.61%
Wade Fowler (R) 10,062 32.39%

Mansfield defeated four challengers in the Democratic primary.

North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 21 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Mansfield 2,813
Lula Crenshaw 2,315
Curtis Worthy 1,978
Eugene Stackhouse 533
Robert Evans 454

Campaign themes

Mansfield's website talks about the following issues:

  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "...I support fair and equitable tort reform, Medicaid cost and fraud control, and greater free market competition among health care providers."
  • Education and Employment
Excerpt: "I believe that meeting the challenges of employment and education in North Carolina are one in the same. Economic recovery in North Carolina will be dependent on our ability to produce a competitive work force which can retain and attract new jobs to our state."
  • North Carolina’s Economic Recovery
Excerpt: "We need a workforce which attracts businesses to Cumberland County. A highly skilled work force will drive the next generation of sustained prosperity in our county and state."

Campaign donors


In 2010, Mansfield raised a total of $161,401 in campaign contributions.[5]

His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Medical Society $12,000
Mansfield, Eric L $10,000
Southeastern Radiology Organization $6,000
Wake Emergency Physicians $5,000


Mansfield and his wife Donna have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Shaw (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 21
Succeeded by
Ben Clark (D)