Bill Faison

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Bill Faison
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 50
Retired
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
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Bill Faison (b. February 7, 1947) is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He has represented District 50 since 2005. He was also a candidate for Governor of North Carolina in the 2012 elections.[1]

Faison received his Bachelor of Arts degree and his law degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in, respectively, 1969 and 1972. He is an attorney. He and his wife, Lindy, have six children: Ean, Chasie, Breck, Stone, Courtney and Bo.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee A

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2012

Faison ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of North Carolina. Incumbent Beverly Perdue (D) announced she will not seek re-election, opening up the race for other Democrats. He finished third in the May 8th primary election, behind Walter Dalton and Bob Etheridge and ahead of Gary M. Dunn, Gardenia Henley and Bruce Blackmon.[1]

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Faison won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He had no primary opposition but was challenged by Richard Smith (R) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 50 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Faison (D) 13,848 56.17%
Rick Smith (R) 10,804 43.83%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Faison won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[3] $36,854 was raised for this campaign.[4] He ran unopposed.

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 50
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Faison (D) 25,682

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Faison was up for re-election, he collected $121,071 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Faison's campaign in 2010
Faison, Bill$41,000
North Carolina Democratic House Cmte$38,973
North Carolina Advocates For Justice$8,000
Cornick, Philip R$4,000
Upchurch, Richard M$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $121,071

2008

In 2008, Faison collected $36,854 in donations.[6]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
NORTH CAROLINA ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE $8,000
NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC HOUSE CMTE $6,069
CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION $4,000
FAISON, BILL WILLIAM $3,115
FAISON, BILL $3,000
NORTH CAROLINA AUTO DEALERS ASSOCIATION $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 50
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Valerie Foushee (D)