Chad Barefoot

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Chad Barefoot
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North Carolina State Senate District 18
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'sAppalachian State University
Master'sWake Forest University
Office website
Campaign website
Chad Barefoot is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Barefoot received a B.S. from Appalachian State University. He later received a M.A. in Christian Ethics from Wake Forest University. Barefoot is currently a regional sales director for CRC, Inc.


Campaign themes


Barefoot's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs and Economic Growth

  • Excerpt:"When government fails to balance its budget on time, uses targeted tax incentives to pick corporate winners and losers and proposes unreasonable spending levels sustained by high taxes, businesses freeze or leave. That is why I support growing our economy through reforming the state’s tax system so that we can reduce our tax rates and provide a reliable regulatory environment for North Carolina businesses to grow."


  • Excerpt:"North Carolina is at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring states due to high tax rates. We must focus on reducing tax rates and eliminating excessive taxes so that North Carolina is competitive again."

Wasteful Spending

  • Excerpt:"Since the late 1990’s state government spending has skyrocketed when compared to our state’s growth in population. With a $19 billion budget, we need to hold government agencies and program administrators that spend your tax payer dollars accountable. We must cut wasteful spending so that we can fairly compensate our state employees who provide essential services for North Carolina."


  • Excerpt:"Food does not come from a grocery store. It is produced by the hardworking farmers of North Carolina. It is our state’s largest industry. North Carolina farmers don’t just feed us, they feed the world. We should protect our farmer’s from oppressive government rules and regulations."


  • Excerpt:"We must encourage the public school system to recruit the best teachers from our colleges and universities and pay them well based on their performance. We cannot let the bureaucracy of education be more important than educating the next generation."

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Appropriations on Education/Higher Education
Education/Higher Education
Health Care
Rules and Operations of the Senate



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Barefoot ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 18. He defeated Michael Schriver and Glen Bradley in the Republican primary on May 8. Barefoot defeated District 7 incumbent Doug Berger (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2] [3]

North Carolina State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Barefoot 55.9% 51,873
     Democratic Doug Berger Incumbent 44.1% 40,897
Total Votes 92,770
North Carolina State Senate District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChad Barefoot 45.9% 9,149
Michael Schriver 40.3% 8,028
Glen Bradley 13.8% 2,750
Total Votes 19,927

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Barefoot and his wife, Paige, have one child. They currently reside in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

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Preceded by
Bob Atwater (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 18
Succeeded by