Richard Rivette

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Richard Rivette
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Former candidate for
North Carolina State Senate District 38
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth07/04/1960
Place of birthNew York
ReligionNon-denominational Christian
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Richard Rivette was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 38 of the North Carolina State Senate.


Rivette attended Gaston Community College and took courses in computer progamming, HTML and Javascript. He also studied advertising, marketing and communications at Broward College. His professional experience includes working for more than 30 years in marketing and product development for industrial businesses.[1]


Campaign themes


Rivette described himself as a "strict Constitutionalist." He lists two objectives for the state:

  1. Raise our state up from a business climate of 44th in the nation to first. We achieve this through eliminating most taxes and much of the tax code. We move to a fair tax. We encourage and support entrepreneurial ventures and foreign investment. We attract business relocation through good policies plus part two which is:
  2. School choice. All parents receive a voucher to create robust competition among public, private, religious, charter, online, homeschool and other options.[1]



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Joel Ford was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Richard Rivette was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ford defeated Rivette in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

North Carolina State Senate, District 38 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Ford Incumbent 79.7% 35,366
     Republican Richard Rivette 20.3% 9,003
Total Votes 44,369


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Rivette ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 38. He defeated James Soder in the Republican primary on May 8 and was defeated by Joel Ford in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

North Carolina State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Ford 80.2% 65,715
     Republican Richard Rivette 19.8% 16,214
Total Votes 81,929
North Carolina State Senate District 38 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Rivette 58.8% 2,283
James Soder 41.2% 1,600
Total Votes 3,883

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