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Gene McLaurin
Gene McLaurin.jpg
North Carolina State Senate, District 25
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionBusiness executive
Office website
Campaign website
Gene McLaurin is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


McLaurin is the president of the Swink-Quality Oil Company.[1]

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources
Pensions & Retirement & Aging
State and Local Government


Campaign themes


McLaurin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Re-building the economy

  • Excerpt: "My belief in rebuilding our economy is built on the premise that our education and business systems are intimately tied together. We must invest in our public schools, community colleges, and university system in order to create a more robust stream of talent to fuel 21st century jobs. "

Comprehensive economic development

  • Excerpt: "We need a comprehensive approach to our state's economic development. This means bringing together our leaders in business, industry, finance, education and government to focus on developing emerging and innovative sectors. We must recruit specific industries – not just individual companies. We need to meet today's challenges while retaining the opportunities for future generations."

Investing in education

  • Excerpt: "I will be a champion for early education, our public schools, our community colleges and our university system to give more people and our state a better shot at economic prosperity over future decades."

Early education

  • Excerpt: "I fully support the expansion of pre-K to all those children who, through no fault of their own, deserve and have the right to that education. "

K-12 schools

  • Excerpt: "I will advocate education policies that give our local school systems greater flexibility and encourage innovative approaches to teaching and learning. But with greater flexibility and independence must come improved accountability. I will expect a proper return on our investment -- holding school systems, administrators and educators responsible for their performance."



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Gene McLaurin was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Tom McInnis was unopposed in the Republican primary. P.H. Dawkins ran as a Libertarian candidate. McInnis defeated McLaurin and Dawkins in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

North Carolina State Senate, District 25 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom McInnis 50.4% 28,496
     Democratic Gene McLaurin Incumbent 47.1% 26,632
     Libertarian P.H. Dawkins 2.5% 1,412
Total Votes 56,540


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

McLaurin ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 25. He defeated Daniel Wilson in the Democratic primary on May 8. He defeated Gene McIntyre (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

North Carolina State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGene McLaurin 53% 44,560
     Republican Gene McIntyre 47% 39,506
Total Votes 84,066
North Carolina State Senate District 25 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGene McLaurin 74% 15,532
Daniel Wilson 26% 5,471
Total Votes 21,003

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McLaurin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McLaurin raised a total of $277,832 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[9]

Gene McLaurin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 25 Won $277,832
Grand Total Raised $277,832


McLaurin won election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, McLaurin raised a total of $277,832.


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In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

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