W.A. Wilkins

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W.A. Wilkins
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 2
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives District 55
2005 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1966
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1962-1968
Personal
Birthday01/31/1941
Place of birthRoxboro, NC
ProfessionRetired
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
W.A. (Winkie) Wilkins (b. January 31, 1941) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Wilkins is not running for re-election to the House in 2014.

Biography

Wilkins earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1966. He is a retired writer and editor. Wilkins served in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserves from 1962 to 1968.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Appropriations
Education
Government
State Personnel, Vice Chair
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wilkins served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wilkins served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilkins ran for re-election in 2012. Redistricting moved him from District 55 to District 2. He defeated Jason Jenkins and District 32 incumbent Jim Crawford in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary. Wilkins defeated Timothy Karan (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngW.A. Wilkins Incumbent 56.7% 20,398
     Republican Timothy Karan 43.3% 15,587
Total Votes 35,985
North Carolina House of Representatives District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngW. A. Wilkins 55.7% 6,000
James Crawford, Jr. 36.9% 3,977
Jason Jenkins 7.3% 791
Total Votes 10,768

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Wilkins won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He defeated his two primary opponents, Robert Standish and Fred Foster, and was slated to be challenged by Larry Yarborough (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010. However, Yarborough dropped out in July 2010.[3][4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 55 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png W.A. Wilkins (D) 16,619 100%

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Wilkins won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[6] $24,314 was raised for this campaign.[7] He ran unopposed.

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 55
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png W.A. Wilkins (D) 27,774

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wilkins is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilkins raised a total of $297,442 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[8]

W.A. Wilkins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 2 Won $120,203
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 55 Won $82,505
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 55 Won $24,314
2006 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 55 Won $43,488
2004 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 55 Won $26,932
Grand Total Raised $297,442

2012

Wilkins won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilkins raised a total of $120,203.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to W.A. Wilkins's campaign in 2012
Wilkins Jr, W A$7,000
Triangle Orthopaedic Associates$6,000
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$5,000
Stovall, James E$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$120,203
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Wilkins won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Wilkins raised a total of $82,505.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

Personal

Wilkins and his wife, Frances, have two children. They currently reside in Roxboro, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 55
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Mark Brody (R)
Preceded by
Timothy Spear (D)
North Carolina House - District 2
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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