Evelyn Terry

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Evelyn Terry
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 71
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
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
Education
Bachelor'sJohnson C. Smith University
Master'sAppalachian State University
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Evelyn Terry is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 71. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Terry earned her bachelor's degree from Johnson C. Smith University and her master's degree from Appalachian State University. Her professional experience includes serving as the chair of the Forsyth County Department of Social Services Board of Directors.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Appropriations
Commerce and Job Development
Elections
Transportation

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Terry's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Economic Opportunity for all

  • Excerpt: "Forsyth County needs more economic opportunity. At this very moment 1 in 5 North Carolinians live in poverty. We must take steps to reduce the poverty in our community by building an economy that will produce jobs and commerce that works for all."

Investing in Education

  • Excerpt: "Ensuring economic opportunity for all starts by investing in education. We must renew our commitment to ensuring the best educational outcomes for our children by investing in our schools at every level including Pre K and Higher Education programs. Studies show that children with access to Pre-K enter grade school at higher reading levels than their peers, and the gap persists through high school."

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 Evelyn Terry was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kris McCann was unopposed in the Republican primary. McCann and Terry will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Terry ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 71. She defeated Everette Witherspoon in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012. She defeated Kris McCann (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEvelyn Terry 77.9% 23,545
     Republican Kris McCann 22.1% 6,664
Total Votes 30,209
North Carolina House of Representatives District 71 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEvelyn Terry 51.3% 3,463
Everette Witherspoon 48.7% 3,282
Total Votes 6,745

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Terry is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Terry raised a total of $12,207 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[7]

Evelyn Terry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 71 Won $12,207
Grand Total Raised $12,207

2012

Terry won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Terry raised a total of $12,207.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Evelyn Terry's campaign in 2012
Lillians List of North Carolina$4,000
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$1,000
Evelyn Terry$707
Piedmont Triad Anesthesia$500
Craven, Elizabeth B$500
Total Raised in 2012$12,207
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.

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  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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  • 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.

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North Carolina House - District 71
2013–present
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