|North Carolina House of Representatives District 49|
|2013-July 19, 2014|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina State University|
|M.D.||University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1971|
|Years of service||1971 - 1991|
Fulghum earned his B.S. in Zoology from North Carolina State University and his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1971. His professional experience includes working as a neurosurgeon. He served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1991.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fulghum served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Job Development|
|• Health and Human Services, Vice-chair|
Fulghum's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Much more needs to be done to create a more positive business-friendly atmosphere where existing businesses can grow and we attract industries from out of state. We need to continue to reduce the overregulation of business – one of the biggest factors that stifle growth and job creation. It all boils down to freedom. Our economy will grow and prosper when small businesses across our state are free to have an idea, take chances, invest in their future and flourish without the burdensome restraint of overtaxation and overregulation. When that happens, we all benefit."
Role of government
- Excerpt: "We should change our approach to state debt and allow no more State debt obligations of any kind without voter approval. The people of North Carolina benefit when there is less government intervention in their lives and individuals, families and businesses are freer to make decisions and seek opportunities that enhance their lives. When people are able to take care of themselves, the state is better off."
- Excerpt: "If we are to fulfill our responsibilities as parents and public officials in educating our children, we’re going to have to work harder to see that local control and accountability go hand in hand."
- Excerpt: "We should seek out and learn from the best regulatory and job start-up programs from states like Virginia, Texas, and Louisiana. These have all devised business-friendly programs — cutting red tape and bureaucratic hassles that often keep out businesses looking to relocate to low-tax states."
Growth of government
- Excerpt: "To control the ever-increasing growth of government, I believe we need a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) in North Carolina. In addition, we should consolidate government programs where possible and find efficiencies that will save taxpayer money."
Fulghum's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "We need to limit the growth of government. The budget picture for each biennium should be developed within the parameters of a spending cap based on a combination of state population growth plus inflation."
- Excerpt: "Professional educators should desire and expect to be rewarded for performance. Pay and advancement should be based on measurable, merit-based standards, fairly applied at regular intervals."
- Excerpt: "We need to stop picking winners and losers by tax incentive programs, loan guarantees, and land deals. These methods are unfair to businesses already in North Carolina that find ways to cut costs and still make a profit without a government hand-out, and also lend themselves to arbitrary corruption."
- Excerpt: "North Carolina needs to aggressively recruit other states’ support in demanding block grant appropriations for Medicaid. The General Assembly should instruct the Attorney General by resolution to accomplish this."
Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate 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. Tom Bradshaw was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jim Fulghum defeated Apryl Major in the Republican primary. Fulghum withdrew from the race on July 3, 2014, citing ongoing treatment for cancer. He was replaced by John Alexander (R). Bradshaw and Alexander will face off in the general election.
|North Carolina State Senate, District 15 Republican Primary, 2014|
Fulghum ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 49. He defeated J. Russell Capps in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. Fulghum defeated Keith Karlsson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 49, General Election, 2012|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 49 Republican Primary, 2012|
|J. Russell Capps||34.1%||4,303|
Comprehensive donor information for Fulghum is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Fulghum raised a total of $480,542 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.
|Jim Fulghum's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 49||$480,542|
|Grand Total Raised||$480,542|
2012Fulghum won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fulghum raised a total of $480,542.
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Fulghum's campaign in 2012|
|North Carolina Republican Party||$109,355|
|North Carolina Medical Society||$8,000|
|Capital Area Radiological Association||$6,000|
|Presbyterian Anesthesia Associates||$4,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$480,542|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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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Fulghum and his wife, Mary, have two children. They currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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- Charlotte Observer, "State Rep. Jim Fulghum, who withdrew from Senate race after cancer diagnosis, died Saturday," July 20, 2014
- Newsobserver.com, "Rep. Jim Fulghum, ill with cancer, withdraws from NC Senate race," July 3, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Rep. Jim Fulghum," accessed March 25, 2014
- drjimfulghum.com, "Issues," accessed March 25, 2014
- drjimfulghum.com - Issues
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed August 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 General Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed June 22, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Fulghum III, James S," accessed August 30, 2013
Glen Bradley (R)
|North Carolina House - District 49
2013–July 19, 2014
| Succeeded by|
Gary Pendleton (R)
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