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|Name = David Rouzer
 
|Name = David Rouzer
 
|Profile picture =David rouzer.jpg
 
|Profile picture =David rouzer.jpg
|Position = North Carolina State Senate District 12
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|Position = U.S. House, North Carolina, District 7
|Status = Former member
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|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure =2009 - 2013
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|Tenure =January 3, 2015 - Present
|Term ends =  
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|Term ends = January 3, 2017
|Assumed office =2009
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|Assumed office =2015
 
|Political party = Republican
 
|Political party = Republican
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|Predecessor = [[Mike McIntyre]] (D)
 
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|Base salary = $13,951/year
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
|Per diem = $104/day
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|Per diem =  
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Appointed =
 
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|First elected = November 4, 2008
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|First elected =[[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
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|Prior office =North Carolina State Senate District 12
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|Prior office years =2009 - 2013
 
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|Profession =Business owner
 
|Profession =Business owner
 
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|Office website = https://rouzer.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website =http://davidrouzer.com/
 
|Campaign website =http://davidrouzer.com/
 
|Personal website =http://www.facebook.com/dcrouzer?ref=search
 
|Personal website =http://www.facebook.com/dcrouzer?ref=search
}}{{tnr}}{{Retired candidate submit info}}'''David Rouzer''' (b. February 16, 1972) is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[North Carolina State  Senate]], representing District 12 from 2009 to 2013. Rouzer unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2012, losing to incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) in the closet margin of victory that year. Rouzer is running again for election to the seat in [[North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2014|2014]].<ref name="rematch">[http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/29/2788371/rouzer-to-run-again-for-congress.html ''Raleigh News & Observer'' "Rouzer to run again for Congres," March 30, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''David Rouzer''' (b. February 16, 1972) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives|U.S. House of Representatives]], representing [[North Carolina]]'s [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District|7th Congressional District]]. Rouzer was first elected to the House in [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014|2014]] and is currently serving his first term.
  
In 2012, Rouzer ran for election to the [[North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th congressional district of North Carolina]]. Rouzer defeated [[Ilario Pantano]] and [[Randolph Wilson Crow]] in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.<ref name="nc">[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/80750/en/summary.html ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'' "Primary Election Results" Accessed May 9, 2012].</ref> He lost to incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) in a race that was too close to call for more than one week after the November 6, 2012 general election.<ref>[http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/11/16/2488787/mcintyre-declares-victory-as-final.html ''Raleigh News & Observer'' "McIntyre declares victory as final votes counted," November 16, 2012]</ref> On November 20, 2012, Rouzer requested a recount in his race with [[Mike McIntyre|McIntyre]], which was the "closest Congressional race in the country.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/north-carolina-david-rouzer-calls-for-recount-in-7th-district-race/ ''Roll Call'' "North Carolina: Rouzer Calls for Recount in Race Against McIntyre," November 20, 2012]</ref>
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Rouzer won the nomination in the [[Republican]] primary on May 6, 2014, and went on to defeat [[Jonathan Barfield, Jr.]] (D) and [[Wesley Casteen]] (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name="prim">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/NC_US_House_0506.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "2014 primary results," accessed May 6, 2014]</ref><ref name=results>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/north-carolina/#.VFu5AfTF-Pc ''Politico'', "North Carolina House Election Results by District," accessed November 6, 2014]</ref> Rouzer ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012, losing to incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) by the closest margin of victory that year. In [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014|2014]], with McIntyre retiring, Rouzer successfully won election to the seat.<ref name="rematch">[http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/29/2788371/rouzer-to-run-again-for-congress.html ''Raleigh News & Observer'', "Rouzer to run again for Congress," accessed March 30, 2013]</ref>
  
Rouzer is a Former Senior Policy Advisor for both Senator Jesse Helms and Senator Elizabeth Dole.  He was also a candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in 2000.
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Rouzer was previously a [[Republican]] member of the [[North Carolina State Senate]], representing District 12 from 2009 to 2013.
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Rouzer is a former Senior Policy Advisor for both Senator Jesse Helms and Senator Elizabeth Dole.  He was also a candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in 2000.
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==Biography==
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Rouzer earned his B.A. in agricultural business management, agricultural economics and chemistry from North Carolina State University in 1994.
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Rouzer is a former employee of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University.  He has also worked as an Associate Administrator/Rural Administrator for the United States Department of Agriculture.  He is currently the owner of The Rouzer Company.
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==Career==
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Rouzer's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000603 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "David Rouzer," accessed January 28, 2015]</ref>
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*2015-Present: U.S Representative from [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District]]
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*2009-2012: [[North Carolina State Senate]]
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*2005-2006: Associate Administrator and Rural Administrator, United States Department of Agriculture
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*2003-2005: Staff, United States Senator Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina
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*1996-2000: Staff, United States Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina
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*1994: Graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
===2011-2012===
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===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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Rouzer serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure#Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation|Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure#Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management|Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure#Water Resources & Environment|Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment]]
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===North Carolina Senate===
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====2011-2012====
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rouzer served on these committees:
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rouzer served on these committees:
 
*[[Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, North Carolina State Senate|Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources]]  
 
*[[Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, North Carolina State Senate|Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources]]  
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*[[Judiciary I Committee, North Carolina State Senate|Judiciary I]]  
 
*[[Judiciary I Committee, North Carolina State Senate|Judiciary I]]  
 
*[[Program Evaluation Committee, North Carolina State Senate|Program Evaluation]]  
 
*[[Program Evaluation Committee, North Carolina State Senate|Program Evaluation]]  
===2009-2010===
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====2009-2010====
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rouzer served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rouzer served on these committees:
 
* [[Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, North Carolina State Senate]]
 
* [[Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, North Carolina State Senate]]
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==Elections==  
 
==Elections==  
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
:: ''See also: [[North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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:: ''See also: [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
Rouzer is running for election to the U.S. House in 2014. The race is expected to be a rematch between Rouzer and incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D).<ref name="rematch"/>
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Rouzer won election to the U.S. House in 2014. Before incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) announced his retirement on January 8, 2014, the race was expected to be a rematch of the 2012 general election.<ref name="rematch"/> Rouzer won the nomination in the [[Republican]] primary on May 6, 2014.<ref name="prim"/> He went on to defeat [[Jonathan Barfield, Jr.]] (D) and [[Wesley Casteen]] (L) in the general election.<ref name="prim">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/NC_US_House_0506.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "2014 primary results," accessed May 6, 2014]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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In the following campaign ad, Rouzer blamed President Obama for putting the United States "on a path to financial ruin," saying that he wanted to "take our country back."<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/david-rouzer-debuts-first-spot-ahead-of-north-carolina-primary/ ''Roll Call'', "David Rouzer Debuts First Spot Ahead of North Carolina Primary," accessed April 3, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Rouzer did not run for re-election to the [[North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012|North Carolina State Senate]]. Instead, he ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina's]] [[North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th District]]. Rouzer won the nomination on the Republican ticket. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Rouzer defeated [[Ilario Pantano]] and [[Timothy Alan Wilkes]] in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary.<ref name="nc"/> Rouzer lost to incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) in the general election.
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Rouzer did not run for re-election to the [[North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012|North Carolina State Senate]]. Instead, he ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina's]] [[North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012|7th District]]. Rouzer won the nomination on the Republican ticket. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Rouzer defeated [[Ilario Pantano]] and [[Randolph Wilson Crow]] in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.<ref name="nc">[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/80750/en/summary.html ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'', "Primary Election Results," accessed May 9, 2012].</ref> Rouzer lost to incumbent [[Mike McIntyre]] (D) in a race that was too close to call for more than one week after the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/11/16/2488787/mcintyre-declares-victory-as-final.html ''Raleigh News & Observer'', "McIntyre declares victory as final votes counted," accessed November 16, 2012]</ref> On November 20, 2012, Rouzer requested a recount in his race with [[Mike McIntyre|McIntyre]], which was the "closest Congressional race in the country.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/north-carolina-david-rouzer-calls-for-recount-in-7th-district-race/ ''Roll Call'', "North Carolina: Rouzer Calls for Recount in Race Against McIntyre," accessed November 20, 2012]</ref>
  
The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[North Carolina]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House] or [[Republican]]s held their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'' "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina]] was rated 8th on the list.<ref name="WP"/><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/85942/en/summary.html North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
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The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[North Carolina]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House] or [[Republican]]s held their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'', "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina]] was rated eighth on the list.<ref name="WP"/><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/85942/en/summary.html ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'', "2012 Primary Results," accessed July 19, 2012]</ref>
 
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::''See also: [[North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
::''See also: [[North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
Rouzer won re-election to the [[North Carolina State Senate]] District 12, defeating [[Jody McCleod]] (D).<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/22580/39565/en/summary.html General Election Results]</ref>  
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Rouzer won re-election to the [[North Carolina State Senate]] District 12, defeating [[Jody McCleod]] (D).<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/22580/41687/en/summary.html ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'', "2010 General Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Rouzer was not opposed in the Republican primary election on May 4, 2010.<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/15705/29325/en/summary.html 2010 North Carolina Primary Election Results]</ref>
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Rouzer was unopposed in the Republican primary election on May 4, 2010.<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/15705/29325/en/summary.html ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'', "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Rouzer was elected to the 12th District Seat in the [[North Carolina State  Senate]], besting Kay Carroll (D). <ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/7937/21334/en/summary.html# 2008 election results, North Carolina Senate]</ref>  Rouzer raised $371,908 for his campaign, while Carroll raised $204,360. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2008&f=S&so=O#sorttable North Carolina Senate spending, 2008]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Rouzer was elected to the 12th District Seat in the [[North Carolina State  Senate]], besting Kay Carroll (D).<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/7937/21334/en/summary.html# ''North Carolina State Board of Elections'', "2008 election results, North Carolina Senate," accessed June 17, 2010]</ref>  Rouzer raised $371,908 for his campaign, while Carroll raised $204,360.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2008&f=S&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "North Carolina Senate spending, 2008," accessed August 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
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===Comprehensive donor history===
As of April 18, 2012, Rouzer had raised $422,702 during the 2012 cycle and spent $334,305, leaving him with $88,397 cash on hand. Of that, 84 percent came from individual contributions, 12 percent from PAC contributions and 4 percent from candidate self-financing.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=NC07 ''opensecrets.org'' Accessed May 5, 2012]</ref>
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{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Rouzer's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2NC07096 ''Federal Election Commission'' "David Rouzer's Summary Report," Accessed August 19, 2012]</ref>
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name = David Rouzer (2012)
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|link=<ref>[https://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00033527&cycle=2014 ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for David Rouzer," accessed April 16, 2015]</ref>
|Political Party = Republican
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|party=Republican
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/138/12951526138/12951526138.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "David Rouzer April Quarterly," Accessed August 19, 2012]</ref>
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|totalraised2014=1504845
|Date 1 = April 15, 2012
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|result2014=Won
|Beginning Balance 1 = 279195.41
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|office2014=U.S. House (North Carolina, [[North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District{{!}}District 2]])
|Total Contributions 1 = 244130.79
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|Expenditures 1= 433090.47
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|Cash on Hand 1 =90235.73
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/143/12971452143/12971452143.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "David Rouzer July Quarterly," Accessed August 19, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =88397.41
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|Total Contributions 2 =272779.04
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|Expenditures 2=189568.02
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|Cash on Hand 2 =171608.43
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===2014===
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Rouzer won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2014. During that election cycle, Rouzer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,504,845 and spent $1,452,826.<ref>[https://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00033527&cycle=2014 ''Open Secrets'', "David Rouzer 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 10, 2015]</ref> This is equal to the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/bigspenders.php?cycle=2014&display=A&Memb=H&sort=O ''Open Secrets'', "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 10, 2015]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Rouzer spent $10.81 per general election vote received in 2014.
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{{Congress donor box 2014
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|Chamber = U.S. House, North Carolina District 7
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $1,504,845
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|total spent = $1,452,826
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|opponent raised = $60,463
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|opponent spent = $60,460
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|org1 = Prestage Farms
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|org2 = National Cattlemen's Beef Assn
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|org3 = 3-B Farms
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|org4 = North Carolina Farm Bureau
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|org5 = Cameron Management
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|orgdonor1 = $13,900
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|orgdonor2 = $11,000
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|orgdonor3 = $10,800
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|orgdonor4 = $10,500
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|orgdonor5 = $10,400
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|ind1 = Crop Production & Basic Processing
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|ind2 = Leadership PACs
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|ind3 = Retired
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|ind4 = Real Estate
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|ind5 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|inddonor1 = $218,949
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|inddonor2 = $103,292
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|inddonor3 = $82,035
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|inddonor4 = $60,813
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|inddonor5 = $60,525
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:David Rouzer Donors 2014.JPG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Rouzer's campaign funds before the 2014 election.]]}}
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{{David Rouzer 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Rouzer collected $180,117 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121843 2010 contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Rouzer collected $180,117 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121843 ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed January 26, 2012]</ref>
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
In 2008, Rouzer collected $371,908 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2008&f=S 2008 contributions]</ref>
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In 2008, Rouzer collected $371,908 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2008&f=S ''Follow the Money'', "2008 contributions," accessed June 28, 2010]</ref>
  
 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
 
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==Personal==
 
 
Rouzer earned his BA in Agricultural Business Management/Agricultural Economics/Chemistry from North Carolina State University in 1994.
 
 
Rouzer is a former employee of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University.  He has also worked as an Associate Administrator/Rural Administrator for the United States Department of Agriculture.  He is currently the owner of The Rouzer Company.
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://davidrouzer.com/ Senator Rouzer's campaign]  
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*[https://rouzer.house.gov/ Official U.S. House website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=102964 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
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*[http://davidrouzer.com/ Official campaign website]  
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=102964 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=102964 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=102964 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99544 Campaign Contributions: 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=40720 2000]
 
*[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99544 Campaign Contributions: 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=40720 2000]
*[http://www.facebook.com/dcrouzer?ref=search Senator Rouzer's facebook]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/dcrouzer?ref=search Facebook]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/search/all/david-rouzer#div=%23main_content_in&pars=query%3Ddavid+rouzerSenator Rouzer's State Surge]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/search/all/david-rouzer#div=%23main_content_in&pars=query%3Ddavid+rouzerSenator Rouzer's State Surge]
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/?first=David+&last=Rouzer&search=Search&searchType=fps Senator Rouzer's LinkedIn]
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*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/?first=David+&last=Rouzer&search=Search&searchType=fps LinkedIn]
 
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David Rouzer
David rouzer.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMike McIntyre (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina State Senate District 12
2009 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University (1994)
Personal
Date of birthFebruary 16, 1972
Place of birthLandstuhl, Germany
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
David Rouzer (b. February 16, 1972) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing North Carolina's 7th Congressional District. Rouzer was first elected to the House in 2014 and is currently serving his first term.

Rouzer won the nomination in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014, and went on to defeat Jonathan Barfield, Jr. (D) and Wesley Casteen (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1][2] Rouzer ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012, losing to incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) by the closest margin of victory that year. In 2014, with McIntyre retiring, Rouzer successfully won election to the seat.[3]

Rouzer was previously a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 12 from 2009 to 2013.

Rouzer is a former Senior Policy Advisor for both Senator Jesse Helms and Senator Elizabeth Dole. He was also a candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in 2000.

Biography

Rouzer earned his B.A. in agricultural business management, agricultural economics and chemistry from North Carolina State University in 1994.

Rouzer is a former employee of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. He has also worked as an Associate Administrator/Rural Administrator for the United States Department of Agriculture. He is currently the owner of The Rouzer Company.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Rouzer's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 2015-Present: U.S Representative from North Carolina's 7th Congressional District
  • 2009-2012: North Carolina State Senate
  • 2005-2006: Associate Administrator and Rural Administrator, United States Department of Agriculture
  • 2003-2005: Staff, United States Senator Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina
  • 1996-2000: Staff, United States Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina
  • 1994: Graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Rouzer serves on the following committees:[5]

North Carolina Senate

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Rouzer won election to the U.S. House in 2014. Before incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) announced his retirement on January 8, 2014, the race was expected to be a rematch of the 2012 general election.[3] Rouzer won the nomination in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[1] He went on to defeat Jonathan Barfield, Jr. (D) and Wesley Casteen (L) in the general election.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, North Carolina District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rouzer 59.4% 134,431
     Democratic Jonathan Barfield, Jr. 37.1% 84,054
     Libertarian Wesley Casteen 3.5% 7,850
     Write-in Louis Harmati 0% 6
     Write-in Write-in (miscellaneous) 0.1% 163
Total Votes 226,504
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections
U.S. House, North Carolina District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rouzer 53% 23,010
Woody White 40.1% 17,389
Chris Andrade 6.9% 3,000
Total Votes 43,399
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections

Race background

Before announcing that he would not run for re-election, incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) was one of seven early targets listed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the 2014 congressional elections.[6] The seven targets aligned perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. McIntyre's district ranked as the most Republican (38 percent Democratic).[7]

McIntyre was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.[8]

Republican David Rouzer -- who narrowly lost to McIntyre in 2012 -- ran again for election to the seat.[9] The National Republican Congressional Committee added David Rouzer to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that made this list received "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[10] In March 2014, Rouzer was included on the NRCC's "Young Guns" list.[11]

Media

In the following campaign ad, Rouzer blamed President Obama for putting the United States "on a path to financial ruin," saying that he wanted to "take our country back."[12]


David Rouzer campaign ad[13]

2012

See also: North Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Rouzer did not run for re-election to the North Carolina State Senate. Instead, he ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 7th District. Rouzer won the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Rouzer defeated Ilario Pantano and Randolph Wilson Crow in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[14] Rouzer lost to incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) in a race that was too close to call for more than one week after the general election on November 6, 2012.[15] On November 20, 2012, Rouzer requested a recount in his race with McIntyre, which was the "closest Congressional race in the country.[16]

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.[17] North Carolina was rated eighth on the list.[17][18]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike McIntyre Incumbent 50.1% 168,695
     Republican David Rouzer 49.9% 168,041
Total Votes 336,736
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
North Carolina's 7th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rouzer 48.5% 34,647
Ilario Gregory Pantano 44.5% 31,752
Randy Crow 7% 5,012
Total Votes 71,411

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Rouzer won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 12, defeating Jody McCleod (D).[19]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 12 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Rouzer (R) 40,242 69.66%
Jody McCleod (D) 17,525 30.34%

Rouzer was unopposed in the Republican primary election on May 4, 2010.[20]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rouzer was elected to the 12th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Kay Carroll (D).[21] Rouzer raised $371,908 for his campaign, while Carroll raised $204,360.[22]

North Carolina Senate, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Rouzer (R) 40,971
Kay Carroll (D) 44,261

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Rouzer is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Rouzer raised a total of $1,504,845 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 16, 2015.[23]

David Rouzer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 2) Won $1,504,845
Grand Total Raised $1,504,845

2014

Rouzer won election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Rouzer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,504,845 and spent $1,452,826.[24] This is equal to the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[25]

Cost per vote

Rouzer spent $10.81 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, North Carolina District 7, 2014 - David Rouzer Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,504,845
Total Spent $1,452,826
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $60,463
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $60,460
Top contributors to David Rouzer's campaign committee
Prestage Farms$13,900
National Cattlemen's Beef Assn$11,000
3-B Farms$10,800
North Carolina Farm Bureau$10,500
Cameron Management$10,400
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Crop Production & Basic Processing$218,949
Leadership PACs$103,292
Retired$82,035
Real Estate$60,813
Lawyers/Law Firms$60,525

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rouzer's reports.[26]

2010

In 2010, Rouzer collected $180,117 in donations.[33]

2008

In 2008, Rouzer collected $371,908 in donations.[34]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
David Rouzer $111,581
North Carolina Republican Party $34,312
North Carolina Farm Bureau $8,000
Franky Wiggins $7,000
Genia Tyson $6,000

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Associated Press, "2014 primary results," accessed May 6, 2014
  2. Politico, "North Carolina House Election Results by District," accessed November 6, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Raleigh News & Observer, "Rouzer to run again for Congress," accessed March 30, 2013
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "David Rouzer," accessed January 28, 2015
  5. U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015
  6. The Hill, "NRCC, promising to 'stay on offense,' targets seven Dems," accessed January 16, 2013
  7. FairVote, "NRCC Targets Foreshadow Power of Partisanship in 2014 Elections," accessed January 18, 2013
  8. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
  9. Raleigh News & Observer, "Rouzer to run again for Congress," accessed March 30, 2013
  10. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’," accessed November 21, 2013
  11. NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
  12. Roll Call, "David Rouzer Debuts First Spot Ahead of North Carolina Primary," accessed April 3, 2014
  13. YouTube, "'Driving' - David Rouzer for Congress," accessed April 3, 2014
  14. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Election Results," accessed May 9, 2012.
  15. Raleigh News & Observer, "McIntyre declares victory as final votes counted," accessed November 16, 2012
  16. Roll Call, "North Carolina: Rouzer Calls for Recount in Race Against McIntyre," accessed November 20, 2012
  17. 17.0 17.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
  18. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Results," accessed July 19, 2012
  19. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 General Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014
  20. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014
  21. North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2008 election results, North Carolina Senate," accessed June 17, 2010
  22. Follow the Money, "North Carolina Senate spending, 2008," accessed August 14, 2014
  23. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for David Rouzer," accessed April 16, 2015
  24. Open Secrets, "David Rouzer 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 10, 2015
  25. Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 10, 2015
  26. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer Summary Report," accessed May 16, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer April Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer July Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer Year-End," accessed May 16, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "David Rouzer Pre-Primary," accessed May 16, 2014
  33. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed January 26, 2012
  34. Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed June 28, 2010
Political offices
Preceded by
Mike McIntyre (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 7
2015-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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North Carolina State Senate District 12
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Ronald Rabin (R)