Jon Hardister

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Jon Hardister
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 59
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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGreensboro College
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jon Hardister is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 59. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Hardister received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Greensboro College.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Banking, Vice-chair
Education
Finance
Judiciary

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Hardister's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Control Spending And Lower Taxes

  • Excerpt: "It is important to balance our budgets in a responsible manner and minimize the tax burden on our citizens. Our legislative leaders must be responsible with taxpayer dollars."

Limited And Efficient Government

  • Excerpt: "It is important that we limit the size of government and make government operations more efficient. We can do this by reducing excessive regulations and promoting efficient operations of core services."

Education System

  • Excerpt: "It is imperative that our children have access to the best education opportunities available. A successful education system will generate a strong work force and lead to a more prosperous future for our children."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "There is no question that health care is a complex topic, and we need to take steps to allow more access to quality health care for our citizens. But allowing the government expand bureaucracy and take control of our health care system is not the answer."

Second Amendment Rights

  • Excerpt: "It is the duty of the government to uphold the Second Amendment rights of our people based on the Constitution of the United States. Therefore, we should take steps to protect the rights of law-abiding citizens who choose to bear arms."

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Jon Hardister was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Scott Jones was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Paul Meinhart is running as a Libertarian candidate. Hardister, Jones and Meinhart will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hardister ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 59. He defeated Sharon Kasica and Timothy Cook in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Hardister 100% 32,872
Total Votes 32,872
North Carolina House of Representatives District 59 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJon Hardister 58% 6,737
Sharon Kasica 30.4% 3,538
Timothy Cook 11.6% 1,347
Total Votes 11,622

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hardister is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hardister raised a total of $139,287 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[7]

Jon Hardister's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 59 Won $59,105
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57 Won $80,182
Grand Total Raised $139,287

2012

Hardister won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hardister raised a total of $59,105.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jon Hardister's campaign in 2012
Hardister, Carolyn$17,469
Adachi, Tom$1,200
Stone, Craig$1,000
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$1,000
Reittinger, Patricia$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$59,105
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.
  • Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
  • 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.

Personal

Hardister currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Margaret Jeffus (D)
North Carolina House - District 59
2013–present
Succeeded by
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