|North Carolina State Senate District 18|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Appalachian State University|
|Master's||Wake Forest University|
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.
Barefoot's website highlights the following campaign themes:
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."
- 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."
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|
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. 
|North Carolina State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Doug Berger Incumbent||44.1%||40,897|
|North Carolina State Senate District 18 Republican Primary, 2012|
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Barefoot and his wife, Paige, have one child. They currently reside in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
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- Office website
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Chad Barefoot on Facebook
Bob Atwater (D)
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