|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 80|
|January 1, 2015 - present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Profession||Watford Construction Company|
Watford served three terms on the Davidson County Board of Commissioners. He also served on the Davidson County Planning and Zoning Board and is the former Liberty GOP Precinct Chairman.
Watford attended Western Carolina University from 1971 to 1973, Guilford Technical Institute from 1974 to 1976 and earned a degree in Civil Engineering Technology. His professional experience includes owning Watford Construction Company.
Watford's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I will promote the basics of good state government providing adequate facilities and services as efficiently as possible. Facilities for the education of our children and personal security will be my top priorities."
- Excerpt: "I will make informed decisions keeping the welfare and safety of our citizens in mind and at the same time monitoring planned residential, commercial and industrial growth. I am pro-business, especially for our existing companies (large and small)."
- Excerpt: "I will encourage open lines of communication between state and county government and the municipalities within."
Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives 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. Sam Watford defeated incumbent Roger Younts in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 80 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Roger Younts Incumbent||45.5%||2,679|
|North Carolina State Senate District 33 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Stan Bingham Incumbent||40.4%||9,135|
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Watford and his wife, Karen Hege Watford, have two daughters and two grandchildren.
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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- Official campaign website, "Biography," accessed April 21, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Mission Statement," accessed April 21, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results For 2014," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina Board of Elections, "Candidate lists," accessed March 12, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results, 2012," accessed June 18, 2012
Roger Younts (R)
|North Carolina House - District 80
January 1, 2015-present
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