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|U.S. House, North Carolina , District 6|
|Service/branch||North Carolina National Guard|
|Birthday||July 17, 1962|
|Place of birth||Guilford County, NC|
|Profession||Businessman, Guilford County Commissioner|
Yow ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 6th District. Yow sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Yow challenged incumbent Rep. Howard Coble (R) and William Flynn in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary. Yow was defeated by Howard Coble in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013. North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.
|North Carolina's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|Howard Coble Incumbent||57.3%||50,701|
In 2010, Yow ran for the 6th district congressional seat, but lost in the primary to incumbent Rep. Coble.
- Roll Call "North Carolina: County Commissioner challenges Coble" Accessed February 28, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections "Primary Election Results" Accessed May 9, 2012.
- Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"