|North Carolina House of Representatives District 59|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Hardister received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Greensboro College.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hardister served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Banking, Vice-chair|
Hardister's website highlights the following campaign themes:
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."
- 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."
- 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 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 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.
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.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 59 Republican Primary, 2012|
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.
|Jon Hardister's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 59||$59,105|
|2010||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57||$80,182|
|Grand Total Raised||$139,287|
2012Hardister 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|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$59,105|
|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.
- North Carolina League of Conservation Voters: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
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- Environment North Carolina: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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- N.C. Values Coalition: 2014 Pro-family Scorecard
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- North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare: 2014 Legislative Report Cards
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Hardister currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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- Jon Hardister on Twitter
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012, 2010
- jonhardister.com, "Issues," accessed August 19, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results For 2014," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed June 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, "Hardister, Jonathan Yates," accessed August 30, 2013
Margaret Jeffus (D)
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