Rick Gunn

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Rick Gunn
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North Carolina State Senate District 24
In office
January 26, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
ProfessionOwner, ERA Gunn Realty
Office website
Richard "Rick" Gunn is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Gunn earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is a realtor who has operated his own practice, Gunn and Associates LLC, for 25 years.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gunn served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on Department of Transportation
Pensions & Retirement & Aging
Program Evaluation


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gunn served on these committees:



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Rick Gunn is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Gunn ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8. He defeated Brandon Black (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Gunn Incumbent 79% 51,230
     Libertarian Brandon Black 21% 13,605
Total Votes 64,835


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Gunn won election to North Carolina State Senate District 24 in the November 2 general election, defeating incumbent Tony Foriest (D) and Barry Coe (L).[5]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 24 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Richard Gunn (R) 25,674 52.92%
Tony Foriest (D) 20,430 42.11%
Barry Coe (L) 2,412 4.97%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gunn is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Gunn raised a total of $1,005,862 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[6]

Rick Gunn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 24 Won $110,849
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 24 Won $508,138
2008 North Carolina State Senate, District 24 Defeated $386,875
Grand Total Raised $1,005,862


Gunn won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Gunn raised a total of $110,849.


Gunn and his wife, Gayle, have two children. They currently reside in Burlington, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tony Foriest (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 24
Succeeded by