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Dan Blue

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Dan Blue
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North Carolina State Senate District 14
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 19, 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives
1981 – 2002, 2006 – 2009
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina Central University (1970)
J.D.Duke University Law School (1973)
Date of birthApril 18, 1949
Place of birthLumberton, North Carolina
Office website
Daniel Blue, Jr. is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Blue served in the House from 1981 to 2002 and 2006 to 2009. He was Speaker of the House from 1991 to 1994.


Blue earned his BS in Mathematics from North Carolina Central University in 1970. He went on to receive his JD from Duke University Law School in 1973. Blue was an employee at the Law Offices of Terry Sanford from 1973 to 1976. He has been partner at Thigpen, Blue, Stephens and Fellers Law Firm since 1976.

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on Department of Transportation
Appropriations/Base Budget
Judiciary I
Rules and Operations of the Senate


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Blue served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Blue served on these committees:



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Blue ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8 and was unchallenged in the November 6, 2012 general election.

North Carolina State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Blue Incumbent 100% 72,652
Total Votes 72,652


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Blue won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 14, defeating Geoffrey Hurlburt (R) in the general election on November 2.[1]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 14 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Blue, Jr. (D) 40,746 65.92%
Geoffrey Hurlburt (R) 21,067 34.08%

Blue was not opposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[2]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Blue collected $184,922 in donations.[3]

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Blue's campaign in 2010
Progress Energy$8,000
John Wilson$8,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina$5,000
Bank Of America$4,500
Total Raised in 2010 $184,922


Blue and his wife, Edna, have one child. They currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Preceded by
Vernon Malone
North Carolina State Senate District 14
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