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John Faircloth
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 61
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
Associate'sGuilford College
Bachelor'sGuilford College
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army Reserve
Personal
ProfessionReal Estate Broker
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Faircloth is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 61. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Faircloth earned his A.A. and B.S. in Management from Guilford College and his M.S. in Public Affairs from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His professional experience includes working as the Chief of the Greensboro Police Department from 1975 to 1992 and as the owner of Coldwell Banker Triad from 1994 to 2003. Faircloth served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1957 to 1969.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice-chair
Elections
Government
Judiciary
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Faircloth's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "I am a fiscal conservative and a strong proponent of a free market economy. I oppose unnecessary regulation, taxation, and unbridled spending that saps our entrepreneurial spirit and undercuts our middle class. Government should inspire and assist businesses to invest and to put people back to work. Citizens at work can solve many of our problems. Businesses at work can prosper and build our tax base without burdensome tax increases."
  • Excerpt: "Public safety is paramount. An unsafe community cannot function well or provide quality of life for its citizens. I support strong, honest law enforcement and dedicated prosecutors and judges who follow the rule of law and respect the Constitution. "
  • Excerpt: "I support a public school system with devoted teachers who produce well educated students, prepared to compete in society and a world economy. I also, however, defend a parent’s right to choose alternative school education if the public system is, in their eyes, failing its purpose."
  • Excerpt: "Our nation and state are the envy of the world because of years of hard work and dedication to purpose by our senior citizens. We also daily depend on the high level of protection from harm provided us by our heroic military veterans. In thanks to both groups, their health and financial issues must be fairly and consistently addressed. If we fail them, we fail as a society."

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 John Faircloth was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Ron Weatherford was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Weatherford and Faircloth will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Faircloth ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Ron Weatherford (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Faircloth Incumbent 63.8% 26,465
     Democratic Ron Weatherford 36.2% 14,988
Total Votes 41,453

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Faircloth won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. Faircloth, with 1,783 votes, defeated three opponents -- Paul Norcross (1,050), Georgia Nixon-Roney (716) and Gerald Grubb (636) in the Republican primary on May 4. Faircloth had no opponent in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 61 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Faircloth (R) 18,035 100%
North Carolina House of Representatives May 4 Primary, District 61, 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Faircloth (R) 1,783
Paul Norcross (R) 1,050
Georgia Nixon-Roney (R) 716
Gerald Grubb (R) 636

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Faircloth is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Faircloth raised a total of $49,655 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[9]

John Faircloth's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 61 Won $33,144
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 61 Won $16,511
Grand Total Raised $49,655

2012

Faircloth won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Faircloth raised a total of $33,144.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Faircloth's campaign in 2012
Howard, Nancy$3,750
North Carolina Association of Realtors$2,000
United Furniture Industries Pac$1,500
North Carolina Home Builders Association$1,000
Carolina Anesthesiology$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$33,144
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

Faircloth currently resides in High Point, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Laura Wiley
North Carolina House - District 61
2011–present
Succeeded by
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