A. B. Swindell

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A. B. Swindell
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North Carolina State Senate District 11
Former senator
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Consultant
A. B. Swindell was a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 11.

Swindell was a member of the Oxford City Council from 1981 to 1985. He was also a Staffer for Representative Tim Valentine from 1983 to 1995. He joined the North Carolina State Senate in 2001 and served in that position until 2011, representing the 11th district.


Swindell attended Wilson Technical Community College, Sandhills Community College, and North Carolina State University.

Swindell was a teacher of Vocational Education for Granville County Public Schools from 1971 to 1983. He is currently a Consultant.

Committee assignments

While a member of the North Carolina State Senate, Swindell served on the following committees:



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Swindell lost his bid for re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 11. He was defeated by Eldon Newton (R), in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1]

Swindell defeated Democratic primary challenger Dennis Nielsen on May 4, 2010.[2]

North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 3 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png A.B. Swindell 11,721
Dennis Nielson 4,229

Campaign related lawsuit

Swindell's opponent in the 2010 election has filed a defamation lawsuit related to campaign mailers. E.S. "Buck" Newton says Swindell and the N.C. Democratic Party libeled him in the mailer. It says Newton was arrested and charged with several drug charges including selling cocaine.[3] However, court documents show the charges were dropped, because it was a case of mistaken identity.


On November 4, 2008, Swindell won re-election to the 11th district in the North Carolina State Senate. Swindell had no challenger. [4]

Campaign donors


In 2008, Swindell collected $184,681 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Citizens for Higher Education $8,000
North Carolina Home Builders Association $8,000
Gerald Cox $5,121
North Carolina Hospital Association $5,000
North Carolina Farm Bureau $5,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
North Carolina State Senate District 11
Succeeded by
E.S. "Buck" Newton (R)