Marilyn Avila

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Marilyn Avila
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 40
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgia Southern College
Personal
ProfessionEvent Coordinator
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Marilyn Avila (b. January 3, 1949) is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 40. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Avila currently serves as Joint Caucus Leader.

Biography

Avila earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Georgia Southern College in 1971. She is a former business owner and currently works as an events coordinator for the John Locke Foundation

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice-chair
Commerce and Job Development
Elections
Ethics
Health and Human Services, Vice-chair
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Avila served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Avila's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Voter ID

  • Excerpt: "In order to assure the right of ALL citizens to be able to vote, and the sanctity of that vote; I support the common sense law to require a picture identification to obtain a ballot."

The Tanning Bed Bill (HR-18)

  • Excerpt: "Laws should not be made that stand between a parent and child. We do not need to add more regulations to small businesses. I am a strong advocate for small businesses that provide legal products and services."

Municipal Annexation

  • Excerpt: "Cities should not have the ability to force property owners into it’s borders. Especially if the city is taxing the property owners without providing services."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Marilyn Avila was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Margaret Broadwell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Avila defeated Broadwell in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 40 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn Avila Incumbent 54.3% 16,120
     Democratic Margaret Broadwell 45.7% 13,567
Total Votes 29,687

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Avila ran for re-election in 2012. She ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. She defeated William Jones (D) and Ronald Reale (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn Avila Incumbent 53.9% 22,613
     Democratic William Jones 41.8% 17,541
     Libertarian Ronald Reale 4.4% 1,828
Total Votes 41,982

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Avila won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. She had no primary opposition but was challenged by Violet Rhineheart (D) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[8][9]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 40 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marilyn Avila (R) 27,686 62.88%
Violet Rhinehart (D) 16,345 37.12%

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Avila won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[10] $39,640 was raised for this campaign.[11]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 40
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marilyn Avila (R) 35,764
Stan Morse (D) 27,336

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Avila is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Avila raised a total of $406,286 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[12]

Marilyn Avila's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 40 Won $227,806
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 40 Won $50,740
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 40 Won $39,640
2006 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 40 Won $88,100
Grand Total Raised $406,286

2012

Avila won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Avila raised a total of $227,806.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marilyn Avila's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$59,756
Eli Lilly & Co$8,000
Capital Area Radiological Association$8,000
North Carolina Healthcare Facilities Association$8,000
Alliance For Access to Dental Care$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$227,806
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Avila won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Avila raised a total of $50,740.

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

Avila and her husband, Alex, have two children. They currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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