North Carolina 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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North Carolina State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the North Carolina State Senate. For results in individual contests see our North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

North Carolina State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 30 19
     Republican Party 20 31
Total 50 50


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 42 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 7 incumbents lost, and thus 35 incumbents were re-elected to the North Carolina State Senate.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 7 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 15 new senators sworn-in. Of those 15, 2 are Democrats and 13 are Republicans
  • Of the 50 seats up for election, 19 were won by Democrats and 31 by Republicans.
  • 12 candidates were unopposed, 1 Democrat and 11 Republicans.
  • Only 4 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In North Carolina, eight incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 42 incumbents (84%) ran for re-election. Of these 42 incumbents, 7 were defeated. All 7 were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Andrew C. Brock, first elected to the North Carolina State Senate in 2002

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

A. B. Swindell, first elected to the state senate in 2000, was defeated in 2010.

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
A. B. SwindellDemocraticNorth Carolina State Senate District 11
Donald Davis
Joe Sam Queen
John Snow
Margaret DicksonDemocraticNorth Carolina State Senate District 19
Steve GossDemocraticNorth Carolina State Senate District 45
Tony Foriest

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

E.S. "Buck" Newton defeated incumbent A. B. Swindell in the general election.


CandidatePartyDistrict
Daniel Soucek
E.S. "Buck" Newton
Jim Davis
Louis Pate
Ralph Hise
Rick Gunn
Wesley Meredith

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In North Carolina, 15 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 15, 2 are Democrats and 13 are Republicans. In the 8 open seat contests, Republicans won 6 and Democrats 2. In total, North Carolina elected 50 senators, 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

William Rabon was elected to the North Carolina State Senate in 2010

The following are the newly-elected members of the North Carolina State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the North Carolina State Senate:

Democratic

Charlie Smith Dannelly was first elected to the senate in 1994. He was re-elected in 2010.

Republican

Competitiveness

Michael P. Walters was the only unopposed Democratic senate candidate in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In North Carolina, 12 candidates (24.0% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 12, 1 was a Democrat and 11 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In North Carolina, 4 (4.3%) of the 92 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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North Carolina State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the North Carolina House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

North Carolina House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 68 52
     Republican Party 52 67
     Independent - 1
Total 120 120


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 12 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 28 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 28, 6 are Democrats and 22 are Republicans
  • Of the 120 seats up for election, 52 were won by Democrats, 67 by Republicans, and 1 by an Independent.
  • 44 candidates were unopposed, 13 Democrats and 31 Republicans.
  • Only 5 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In North Carolina, 104 (86.7%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 104, 12 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 12 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Alice Bordsen
  2. Alice Underhill
  3. Alma Adams
  4. Angela Bryant
  5. Annie Mobley
  6. Arthur Williams 2010
  7. Becky Carney
  8. Beverly Earle
  9. Bill Faison
  10. Bryan Holloway
  11. Carolyn Justice
  12. Chris Heagarty
  13. Cullie Tarleton
  14. Dale Folwell
  15. Dan Ingle
  16. Daniel McComas
  17. Darrell McCormick
  18. Darren Jackson
  19. David Lewis, Sr.
  20. Deborah Ross
  21. Dewey Hill
  22. Diane Parfitt
  23. Douglas Yongue
  24. Earline Parmon
  25. Edgar V. Starnes
  26. Edith Warren
  27. Efton Sager
  28. Elmer Floyd
  29. Frank Iler
  30. Fred Steen, II
  31. Garland Pierce
  32. George Cleveland
  33. Grey Mills, Jr.
  34. Grier Martin
  35. Harold Brubaker
  36. Henry Michaux, Jr.
  37. Hugh Blackwell
  38. Hugh Holliman
  39. James Crawford, Jr. (North Carolina)
  40. James Langdon, Jr.
  41. Jamie Boles
  42. Jane Whilden
  43. Jean Farmer-Butterfield
  44. Jeffrey Barnhart
  45. Jennifer Weiss
  46. Jerry Dockham
  47. Jimmy Love, Sr.
  48. Joe Hackney
  49. Joe Tolson
  50. John M. Blust
  51. Johnathan Rhyne
  52. Julia Howard
  53. Justin Burr
  54. Kelly Alexander, Jr.
  55. Larry Bell
  56. Larry Brown, North Carolina Representative
  57. Larry Hall
  58. Larry Womble
  59. Linda Johnson
  60. Lorene Coates
  61. Margaret Jeffus
  62. Marian McLawhorn
  63. Marilyn Avila
  64. Mark Hilton
  65. Martha Alexander
  66. Marvin Lucas, Jr.
  67. Mary Harrison
  68. Melanie Goodwin
  69. Michael Wray
  70. Mitch Gillespie
  71. Mitchell Setzer
  72. N. Leo Daughtry
  73. Nelson Cole
  74. Nelson Dollar
  75. Patricia Hurley
  76. Patricia McElraft
  77. Paul Luebke
  78. Paul Stam
  79. Phillip Frye
  80. Pryor Gibson
  81. Randy Stewart, North Carolina Representative
  82. Ray Rapp
  83. Ric Killian
  84. Rick Glazier
  85. Robert Phillip Haire
  86. Roger West
  87. Rosa Gill
  88. Ruth Samuelson
  89. Sarah Stevens
  90. Shirley Randleman
  91. Susan Fisher
  92. Thom Tillis
  93. Timothy K. Moore
  94. Timothy Spear
  95. Tricia Cotham
  96. Van Braxton
  97. Verla Insko
  98. W.A. Wilkins
  99. W. David Guice
  100. William A. Current, Sr.
  101. William Brisson
  102. William McGee (North Carolina)
  103. William Owens, Jr.
  104. William Wainwright

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Alice Underhill
Arthur Williams 2010
Chris Heagarty
Cullie Tarleton
Douglas Yongue
Hugh Holliman
Jane Whilden
Jimmy Love, Sr.
Lorene Coates
Nelson Cole
Randy Stewart, North Carolina Representative
Van Braxton

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Gaston Pridgen
Glen Bradley
Harry Warren
Jeffrey Collins
Jonathan Jordan
Michael Stone
Norman Sanderson
Rayne Brown
Stephen LaRoque
Thomas Murry
Timothy Moffitt
William Cook (North Carolina)

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In North Carolina, 28 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 28, 6 are Democrats and 22 are Republicans. In the 16 open seat contests, Republicans won 6 and Democrats 10. In total, North Carolina elected 120 representatives, 67 Republicans, 52 Democrats, and 1 independent.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the North Carolina House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican


  1. Bryan Holloway
  2. Carolyn Justice
  3. Charles McGrady
  4. D. Craig Horn
  5. Dale Folwell
  6. Dan Ingle
  7. Daniel McComas
  8. Darrell McCormick
  9. David Lewis, Sr.
  10. Edgar V. Starnes
  11. Efton Sager
  12. Frank Iler
  13. Fred Steen, II
  14. Gaston Pridgen
  15. George Cleveland
  16. Glen Bradley
  17. Grey Mills, Jr.
  18. Harold Brubaker
  19. Harry Warren
  20. Hugh Blackwell
  21. James Dixon
  22. James Langdon, Jr.
  23. Jamie Boles
  24. Jeffrey Barnhart
  25. Jeffrey Collins
  26. John Faircloth
  27. John M. Blust
  28. John Torbett
  29. Johnathan Rhyne
  30. Jonathan Jordan
  31. Julia Howard
  32. Justin Burr
  33. Kelly Hastings
  34. Larry Brown, North Carolina Representative
  35. Linda Johnson
  36. Marilyn Avila
  37. Mark Hilton
  38. Mark Hollo
  39. Michael Hager
  40. Michael Stone
  41. Mitch Gillespie
  42. Mitchell Setzer
  43. N. Leo Daughtry
  44. Nelson Dollar
  45. Norman Sanderson
  46. Patricia Hurley
  47. Patricia McElraft
  48. Paul Stam
  49. Phillip Frye
  50. Phillip Shepard
  51. Rayne Brown
  52. Ric Killian
  53. Roger West
  54. Ruth Samuelson
  55. Sarah Stevens
  56. Shirley Randleman
  57. Stephen LaRoque
  58. Thom Tillis
  59. Thomas Murry
  60. Timothy K. Moore
  61. Timothy Moffitt
  62. W. David Guice
  63. William A. Current, Sr.
  64. William Brawley
  65. William Cook (North Carolina)
  66. William McGee (North Carolina)

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Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In North Carolina, 44 candidates (36.7% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 44, 13 were Democrats and 31 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In North Carolina, 5 (2.5%) of the 202 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. One candidate, Bert Jones, won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: