John Bell (North Carolina)

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John Bell
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 10
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionSales Manager
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John R. Bell, IV is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Bell completed an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He is a Manager of Sales and Business Development at North Carolina Community Federal Credit Union.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Vice Chair
Appropriations
Banking
Government
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs
Judiciary

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Bell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Excerpt:

  • "We need to grow our economy and bring jobs to our area. We must develop our natural deep water port in Morehead City, expand our highway and railroad infrastructure, eliminate regulations that hurt small business, and fight for our teachers by keeping money in the classroom. I will work with other legislators, community leaders and business owners to better District 10 and Eastern North Carolina."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent John Bell was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bell ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 10. He defeated incumbent Stephen LaRoque in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. He defeated Jim Babe Hardison (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Bell 66.6% 24,475
     Democratic Jim Babe Hardison 33.4% 12,270
Total Votes 36,745
North Carolina House of Representatives District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Bell 50.3% 3,910
Stephen LaRoque Incumbent 49.7% 3,871
Total Votes 7,781

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bell raised a total of $77,118 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[7]

John Bell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 10 Won $77,118
Grand Total Raised $77,118

2012

Bell won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bell raised a total of $77,118.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Bell (North Carolina)'s campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$6,167
Perry, James A$2,386
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$2,000
Howell Jr, Frank$2,000
Edwards, Abigail S$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$77,118
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
  • 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.

Personal

Bell and his wife, Kelli, currently reside in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen LaRoque (R)
North Carolina House - District 10
2013–present
Succeeded by
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