Jeffrey Collins

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Jeffrey Collins
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 25
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Personal
ProfessionFinancial Consultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jeffrey Collins (b. December 19, 1955) is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Collins earned his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His professional experience includes working as a high school math teacher from 1979 to 1992 and as a financial consultant with AXA Advisors.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Job Development
Education
Finance, Vice-chair
Government
Insurance, Vice-chair
Public Utilities
State Personnel, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Collins served on the following committees:

Issues

No-New-Taxes Pledge

Nine of North Carolina’s 45 incoming freshman state legislators signed a pledge to "oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes." The pledge was in line with each of their campaign promises to fix the state’s fiscal hole without resorting to tax hikes. At the time they signed the pledge, North Carolina was looking at a budget deficit as high as $4 billion in 2011.

Collins signed the pledge in November 2010.[2]

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Jeffrey Collins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Joe Hester withdrew from the race before the Democratic primary, and was replaced on the ballot by Charles Johnson. Collins and Johnson will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Collins ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary and defeated Janice Murray Mills (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Collins Incumbent 63.3% 24,434
     Democratic Janice Murray Mills 36.7% 14,164
Total Votes 38,598

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Collins won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Randy Stewart (D).[7][8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 25 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeffrey Collins (R) 14,096 57.61%
Randy Stewart (D) 10,370 42.39%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Collins is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Collins raised a total of $292,118 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[9]

Jeffrey Collins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 25 Won $145,003
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 25 Won $147,115
Grand Total Raised $292,118

2012

Collins won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Collins raised a total of $145,003.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeffrey Collins's campaign in 2012
Alliance For Access to Dental Care$8,000
Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina$6,000
Wordsworth, Jerry L$6,000
Wordsworth, Steve A$6,000
Nationwide$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$145,003
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.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • 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.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

Personal

Collins and his wife, Beanie, currently reside in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Randy Stewart
North Carolina House - District 25
2011–present
Succeeded by
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