Dan Clodfelter

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Dan Clodfelter
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North Carolina State Senate District 37
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 16
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Member, Charlotte City Council
1987 – 1993
Bachelor'sDavidson College
J.D.Yale University (1972)
Office website
Daniel G. Clodfelter is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.


Clodfelter attended Oxford University and earned his B.A. from Davidson College. He later earned his J.D. from Yale University in 1972. Clodfelter was a member of the Charlotte City Council from 1987 to 1993. He is currently an attorney for Moore and Van Allen.

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety
Judiciary I
Program Evaluation
Ways & Means


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


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



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Clodfelter ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8 and defeated Michael Alan Vadini (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

North Carolina State Senate, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Clodfelter Incumbent 67% 51,376
     Republican Michael Alan Vadini 33% 25,325
Total Votes 76,701


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Clodfelter won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 37, defeating Colvin Edwards (R).[2]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 37 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel G. Clodfelter (D) 24,956 61.45%
Colvin Edwards (R) 15,656 38.55%

Clodfelter was not opposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[3]


On November 4, 2008, Clodfelter was elected to the 37th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Vince Coscia (R) and Rusty Sheridan (L). [4] Clodfelter raised $139,520 for his campaign, while Coscia and Sheridan did not raise any money. [5]

North Carolina Senate, District 37 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel G. Clodfelter (D) 48,608
Vince Coscia (R) 20,315
Rusty Sheridan (L) 2,733

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Clodfelter collected $175,338 in donations.[6]

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Clodfelter's campaign in 2010
Duke Energy$8,000
North Carolina Medical Society$8,000
Progress Energy$8,000
Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants$8,000
Bank Of America$7,000
Total Raised in 2010 $175,338


In 2008, Clodfelter collected $139,520 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Bank of America $8,000
Duke Energy $8,000
Progress Energy $8,000
Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants $6,000
Wachovia Bank $6,000


Clodfelter currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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