|North Carolina House of Representatives District 91|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 65|
|Bachelor's||University of South Carolina|
|Birthday||March 29, 1937|
Cole was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He represented District 65 from 1997-2011. He also served as a representative from 1993 to 1994.
Cole received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina in 1962. He worked as an automotive industry executive from 1962 to 1980, and has been an auto dealer since 1980.
Cole served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee on Transportation
- Commerce, Small Business, and Entrepreneurship Committee, North Carolina House
- Insurance Committee, North Carolina House
- Public Utilities Committee, North Carolina House
- Transportation Committee, North Carolina House
- Wildlife Resources Committee, North Carolina House
Cole ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 91. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012. Cole was defeated by Holloway in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 91, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bryan Holloway Incumbent||61%||22,417|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 65 (2010)|
|Bert Jones (I)||9,628||56.01%|
|Nelson Cole (D)||7,561||43.99%|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 65|
|Nelson Cole (D)||20,495|
In 2008, Cole collected $93,985 in donations.
These were the largest contributors in 2008.
|NORTH CAROLINA AUTO DEALERS ASSOCIATION||$9,000|
|NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL SOCIETY||$4,000|
|NORTH CAROLINA FARM BUREAU||$4,000|
|NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES||$3,500|
|CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION||$3,000|
Cole is married to his wife, Libby.
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996
- 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, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official North Carolina General Election Results- November 2, 2010," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- "2008 campaign contributions"
- 2008 contributions
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