Mitch Gillespie

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Mitch Gillespie
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 85
Former Member
In office
1999 - January 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Websites
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Mitch Gillespie (b. August 19, 1959) is a former Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 85 from 1999 to January 2013. He resigned to take a job with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Transportation

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gillespie ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated JR Edwards (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMitch Gillespie Incumbent 68.5% 21,895
     Democratic JR Edwards 31.5% 10,077
Total Votes 31,972

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Gillespie won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. Mary Ostgaard (D) defeated Aaron Scott in the primary faced Gillespie in the general election.[3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 85 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mitch Gillespie (R) 12,421 69.01%
Mary Ostgard (D) 5,577 30.99%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gillespie won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[5] $106,374 was raised for this campaign.[6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 85
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mitch Gillespie (R) 16,432
Chuck Aldridge (D) 11,304

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gillespie is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Gillespie raised a total of $716,049 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[7]

Mitch Gillespie's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House, District 85 Won $159,659
2010 North Carolina House, District 85 Won $74,976
2008 North Carolina House, District 85 Won $106,374
2006 North Carolina House, District 85 Won $97,318
2004 North Carolina House, District 85 Won $56,911
2002 North Carolina House, District 85 Won $51,262
2000 North Carolina House, District 49 Won $102,396
1998 North Carolina House, District 49 Won $67,153
Grand Total Raised $716,049

2012

Gillespie won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gillespie raised a total of $159,659.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mitch Gillespie's campaign in 2012
Duke Energy$8,000
Gillespie, Mitch$7,291
North Carolina Farm Bureau$6,000
Western Radiologists & Surgeons$6,000
North Carolina Dental Society$5,800
Total Raised in 2012$159,659
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Gillespie was up for re-election, he collected $74,976 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mitch Gillespie's campaign in 2010
North Carolina Farm Bureau$7,000
Greater Hickory Anesthesiologists$5,500
Progress Energy$4,000
Duke Energy$3,000
North Carolina Medical Society$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $74,976

2008

In 2008, Gillespie collected $106,374 in donations.[9]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY $30,476
NORTH CAROLINA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION $4,500
NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $4,000
DUKE ENERGY $3,000
CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION $3,000
NORTH CAROLINA PORK COUNCIL $2,500

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Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 85
1999–2013
Succeeded by
Josh Dobson (R)