Ben Clark

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Ben Clark
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North Carolina State Senate District 21
In office
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina A & T State University
Master'sSouthern Illinois University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Office website
Robert Benjamin "Ben" Clark III is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Clark received a B.S. in Industrial Technology from North Carolina A & T State University. He later earned a M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University. Clark has been an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at North Carolina A & T State University. He served in the United States Air Force including stints as a radio spectrum manager and operations manager.

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology
Judiciary II
Program Evaluation
Rules and Operations of the Senate



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Clark ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 21. He advanced to a primary runoff after running against Larry Shaw, Eronomy Smith, Allen Thomas, Jr., Curtis Worthy, and Billy R. King in the Democratic primary on May 8. He then defeated Billy R. King in the July 17, 2012 runoff. Clark was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

North Carolina State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Clark 100% 57,805
Total Votes 57,805
North Carolina State Senate District 21 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBilly R. King (advanced to runoff) 24.5% 4,353
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Clark (advanced to runoff) 19.8% 3,525
Larry Shaw 19.8% 3,523
Curtis Worthy 19% 3,385
Allen Thomas, Jr. 14% 2,489
Eronomy Smith 2.9% 523
Total Votes 17,798

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Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Clark currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Mansfield (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 21
Succeeded by