Larry G. Pittman
|Larry G. Pittman|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 82|
|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|
|High school||New Bern High School|
|Bachelor's||Barton College, 1976|
|Master's||Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1981|
|Place of birth||Kinston,NC|
Pittman attended Mount Olive Junior College and Atlantic Christian College. He earned his B.A in English from Barton College in 1976 and his M. Div. with Languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981. He was ordained as a Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacraments in 1983.
His professional experience includes working as a pastor at churches in Pitt, Anson, Union, and Cabarrus Counties, including the McKinnon Presbyterian Church in Concord, and the Royal Oaks Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis, between 1980 and 2004. He worked for Snyder Packaging as the Company Chaplain from October 1997 through December 2012.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pittman served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs, Vice-chair|
Pittman's campaign website highlights the following issues:
- Excerpt: "In America, and particularly in North Carolina, elected officials are meant to be employees and servants of the people, not our masters. I pledge never to forget that as I serve in Raleigh. While no public official is ever going to please absolutely everyone, he/she should at least be responsive to the concerns of the people, and seek first of all to uphold their rights, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE MATTER."
- Excerpt: "The right to own property is one of the most cherished hallmarks of American citizenship. We need our legislators to make it more difficult, not easier, for government entities to deprive citizens of their private property. That is why I will always put the property rights of citizens above the whims of irresponsible government entities, and seek to restrict the exercise of eminent domain to instances of genuine necessity for public use, and not the nebulous idea of public purpose, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE MATTER."
- Excerpt: "I am seeking to put forth an amendment to our State Constitution to the effect that no annexation initiated by a municipality may occur unless the people threatened with annexation, and they alone, are allowed to vote, and a supermajority of those voting approve the annexation. It would also prohibit any municipality from exercising any authority beyond its corporate limits. This is a simple matter of justice. The people should not be controlled by officials they did not elect; and they should be allowed to have the final say in whether they will be annexed, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE MATTER."
Gun Owner Rights
- Excerpt: "We must be ever vigilant to preserve our freedom. As an NRA member, who fully supports the Second Amendment, the NRA, the GRNC, and other supporters of gun owner rights have no greater friend than I in Raleigh, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE MATTER."
- Excerpt: "I really think we ought to try to eliminate all income taxes and move toward a sales tax structure, instead. If we at least had the lowest income taxes in the nation, businesses would be eager to come here, anyway. There would be no need for incentives packages that immorally take money out of the pockets of our existing citizens. I want to lower your taxes, and reduce crippling regulations on business, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE MATTER."
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 Larry G. Pittman defeated Leigh Thomas Brown in the Republican primary, while Earle Schecter was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Schecter and Pittman will face off in the general election.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Larry G. Pittman Incumbent||62.2%||3,082|
|Leigh Thomas Brown||37.8%||1,871|
Pittman ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 82. He defeated Jay White 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 82, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Larry G. Pittman||100%||24,674|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 82 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Larry G. Pittman||51.5%||4,292|
Comprehensive donor information for Pittman is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Pittman raised a total of $22,761 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 3, 2013.
|Larry Pittman's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82||$10,188|
|2010||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82||$7,442|
|2008||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82||$5,131|
|Grand Total Raised||$22,761|
2012Pittman won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pittman raised a total of $10,188.
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Larry G. Pittman's campaign in 2012|
|Pittman, Larry G||$1,155|
|North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives||$600|
|North Carolina Hospital Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$10,188|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Pittman and his wife, Tammy, have three children. They currently reside in Concord, North Carolina.
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- Profile from the North Carolina House of Representatives
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- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- Ncleg.net, "Representative Larry G. Pittman (Rep)," accessed July 24, 2012
- Official campaign website, "About Larry," accessed April 21, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 21, 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, "Pittman, Larry G," accessed September 3, 2013
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