Mary Harrison

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Mary Harrison
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 57
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDuke University
J.D.UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mary "Pricey" Harrison is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 57. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Harrison earned her bachelor's degree from Duke University and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. Her professional experience includes working as a communications law attorney and as a former volunteer environmental advocate and activist.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Elections
Environment
Judiciary
Public Utilities

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

Harrison's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Fiscal Responsibility and Cutting Wasteful Spending

  • Excerpt: "As a State Representative it is my duty to be a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars, therefore I believe we need to rein in wasteful spending in Raleigh."

Education

  • Excerpt: "I believe that our children cannot compete in an increasingly globalized world without a good educational foundation. This is why I worked with the rest of the General Assembly to protect teacher jobs in Guilford County. Our efforts in the General Assembly helped Guilford County to keep every single teacher position in Guilford County funded, and prevented the loss of even a single teaching job in the county."

Economy and Green Jobs

  • Excerpt: "The economy is the number one concern in North Carolina right now. We need to do everything we can in order to help the people of Guilford County get back into well paying jobs. I believe that one of the best ways we can do that is to increase the number of green jobs in our state. Jobs in industries that modernize our homes and businesses and make them more energy efficient can lead to steady jobs for the citizens of Guilford County for years to come."

The Death Penalty

  • Excerpt: "The application of the death penalty is one of the gravest responsibilities that the state has. Recent revelations about corruption within the SBI's crime lab have brought the innocence or guilt of many of those on death row into question. These revelations, coupled with the fact that the sentences of 4 innocent men have been overturned in the last 5 years make the need to re-examine North Carolina's use of the death penalty an imperative."

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Mary Harrison defeated Jim Kee in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Harrison ran for re-election in 2012. She ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Harrison Incumbent 100% 32,020
Total Votes 32,020

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Harrison won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. She had no primary opposition. Republican Jonathan Hardister defeated Wendell Sawyer in the primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7][8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 57 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Harrison (D) 10,664 55.69%
Jon Hardister (R) 8,485 44.31%

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Harrison won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[9] $81,928 was raised for this campaign.[10] She ran unopposed.

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Harrison (D) 25,769

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harrison is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Harrison raised a total of $982,042 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[11]

Mary Harrison's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57 Won $82,057
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57 Won $152,823
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57 Won $81,928
2006 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57 Won $211,167
2004 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57 Won $454,067
Grand Total Raised $982,042

2012

Harrison won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Harrison raised a total of $82,057.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mary Harrison's campaign in 2012
Stanback Jr, Fred$8,000
Bacon, Louis$4,000
Goodmon, James F$4,000
Gomer, Adelaide$4,000
Bob Page$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$82,057
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Harrison won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Harrison raised a total of $152,823.

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.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Harrison's endorsements include the following:[12]

  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central NC

Personal

Harrison is widowed. She currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina.[1]

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2011–present
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