R.L. Clark

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RL Clark
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Former candidate for
North Carolina State Senate, District 49
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
North Carolina State Senate
1995-1996, 1997-1998
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Carolina College, 1953
Master'sWestern Carolina University, 1969
Personal
Birthday11/21/1930
Place of birthSpring Creek, NC
ProfessionPresident, Walnut Cash & Carry Incorporated
ReligionBaptist
CandidateVerification
RL Clark was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 49 of the North Carolina State Senate.

Clark previously served in the North Carolina State Senate from 1995-1996 and 1997-1998.

Biography

Clark earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Western Carolina College in 1953 and his ME.d. from Western Carolina University in 1969. His professional experience includes working at the North Carolina Department of Human Resources, sales and sales marketing at Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company, president of Georgetown Food Mart Incorporated and president of Walnut Cash & Carry Incorporated.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate 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. Mark Crawford defeated R.L. Clark and Clarence Young in the Republican primary, while incumbent Terry Van Duyn was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Van Duyn and Crawford will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Clark ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 49. He defeated Chancellor Von Henner in the Republican primary on May 8 and was defeated by incumbent Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

North Carolina State Senate, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Incumbent 62% 61,826
     Republican R. L. Clark 38% 37,953
Total Votes 99,779
North Carolina State Senate District 48 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngR L Clark 81% 11,927
Chancellor Von Henner 19% 2,791
Total Votes 14,718

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Clark ran in the 2010 election for North Carolina State Senate District 49. Clark defeated James Yelton in the Republican primary election on May 4, 2010, and was defeated by Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 49 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png R.L. Clark 2,357
James Yelton 1,849

2008

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Clark was defeated by Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (D) in the general election.[8] Nesbitt raised $84,650 for his campaign, while Clark raised did not raise any money.[9]

North Carolina Senate, District 49 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (D) 56,150
R L Clark (R) 29,391

Personal

Clark and his wife, Patricia, have three children; Darrell, Teresa, and Melissa.[1]

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