Charles Malone (North Carolina)

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Charles Malone
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Candidate for
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 13
Date of birthNovember 12, 1947
Place of birthRaleigh, North Carolina
ProfessionEqual employment opportunity officer at the state Department of Natural Resources
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Charles Malone was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Malone defeated Bernard A. Holliday in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012.[2]

Malone was defeated by Republican candidate George E.B. Holding on November 6, 2012.[3]



See also: North Carolina's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Malone ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 13th District. Malone won the nomination on the Democratic ticket after defeating Bernard A. Holliday in the primary.[2] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012.

Malone won the primary after previously announcing he was dropping out of the race.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[4] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[4]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Charles Malone 43.2% 160,115
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge E.B. Holding 56.8% 210,495
Total Votes 370,610
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Primary results

The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 13 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Malone 66.9% 45,865
Bernard A. Holliday 33.1% 22,703
Total Votes 68,568


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Malone was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Neal Hunt (R).[6]

Campaign themes

Malone's website talked about the following issues:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "The foundation of our economic life in North Carolina is small business. We must work to keep small businesses afloat by giving them tax breaks for expansion, new hires, start-ups and access to credit."
  • Environment and transportation
Excerpt: "Increased traffic congestion, air pollution and sprawl is our fate if we don't act now. We must fund and plan for a mixture of increased bus service, light rail, and commuter rail to link our communities."
  • Energy security
Excerpt: "We must integrate energy and climate in the planning processes, pursue energy efficiency, smart grid technologies, electrification of vehicles, and invest in long-term low-carbon liquid fuels."
  • Health care reform
Excerpt: "We need to create a healthcare system that will lower costs, improve delivery, increase preventative care, and improve quality of care. We need to focus on expanding access to affordable health care for all people. Reforms will begin with Blue Cross/Blue Shield."
  • Education
Excerpt: "We must fully support this vital institution for it continued leadership role in workforce development in the 21st century. And we must have both a system that encourages diversity and that does not let one area of the county atrophy at the expense of another area growing stronger."
  • Honest leadership
Excerpt: "I believe no government official or program is above the law and will work tirelessly to ensure District 15 residents that their tax dollars are being spent responsibly."
  • Financial industry reform
Excerpt: "We must make giant banks smaller in order to have better competition. Six banks hold over 65% of our nation's monetary assets."

Campaign donors


Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Malone lost the United States House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Malone's campaign committee raised a total of $18,132 and spent $18,132.[7]

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