John Whitley

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John Whitley
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Candidate for
U.S. House, North Carolina , District 8
High schoolA.L. Brown High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Master'sWake Forest University
Ph.D.Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine (M.D.)
OtherSpecialty Degree in Neurosurgery - Medical College of Georgia
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John Whitley was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Because no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the Republican primary election, a runoff primary took place.[2] Whitley was eliminated in the May 8, 2012, primary.



See also: North Carolina's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Whitley ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 8th District. Whitley was eliminated in the May 8, 2012, primary.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[3] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[3]

The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 13 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Hudson 32.1% 21,451
Scott Keadle 22% 14,687
Vernon Robinson 18.2% 12,181
Fred F. Steen II 14.5% 9,670
John M. Whitley 13.3% 8,894
Total Votes 66,883


In March 2012, Whitley released a 30-second campaign ad criticizing the health care reform law.

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As of April 18, 2012, Whitley had raised $217,807 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $194,309, leaving him with $23,498 cash on hand. Of that, 89 percent came from candidate self-financing, while 11 percent came form individual contributions.[5]

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