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Harris Blake
Harris blake.jpg
North Carolina State Senate District 22
Former member
In office
2003 - 2013
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthNovember 3, 1929
Place of birthJackson Springs, North Carolina
Personal website
Campaign website
Harris Blake (b. November 3, 1929) is a former Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 22 from 2003 to 2013.

Blake was Vice Chair/Member of the Moore County School Board from 1970 to 1976. He served as candidate of the United States House of Representatives from 1985 to 1986.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Blake won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 22. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2.[1]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 22 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harris Blake (R) 38,331 100%

He defeated challenger Richard Morgan (R) in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[2]


On November 4, 2008, Blake was re-elected to the 22nd District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Abraham Oudeh (D).[3] Blake raised $46,699 for his campaign, while Oudeh raised $48,630.[4]

North Carolina Senate, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harris Blake (R) 50,111
Abraham Oudeh (D) 33,033

Campaign donors


In 2010, Blake collected $53,543 in donations.[5]

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harris Blake's campaign in 2010
Phil Berger Campaign$4,000
Moore County Republican Men$2,000
Robert Luddy$2,000
North Carolina Farm Bureau$2,000
North Carolina Hospital Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $53,543


In 2008, Blake collected $46,699 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Association of Realtors $4,000
North Carolina Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $2,250
Embarq $2,044
Apodaca for North Carolina Senate CMTE $2,000
Branch Banking & Trust Corp $2,000


Blake attended Elon College.

Blake has worked as Director of Channel 40 TV and Carolina Bank. He used to be President of Blake-Kirby Corporation. In 1980 he was Director of the Executive Committee of First Federal Savings. He was then the President of Pinehurst Hardware in 1982. He worked as Associate Administrator for Farmers Home Administration of the United States Department of Agriculture from 1985 to 1986. He then worked as Secretary/Treasurer of Colonial Abrasives in 1995. In 2000 he was President of Pinehurst South Realty.

Blake and his wife Barbara have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
North Carolina State Senate District 22
Succeeded by
Mike Woodard (D)