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Jeff Tarte
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North Carolina State Senate District 41
In office
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
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois
ProfessionBusiness executive
Office website
Campaign website
Jeff Tarte is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Tarte graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He has worked as an executive of a multimillion-dollar consulting firm.

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology
Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources
Education/Higher Education
Health Care
State and Local Government


Campaign themes


Tarte's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Why Jeff is Running

  • Excerpt:"I am running for State Senate because I believe that our taxes are too high and our spending is not correctly prioritized on the services we need most to create lasting job growth, improve roads and create excellent schools."



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 Jeff Tarte was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Latrice McRae was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tarte defeated McRae in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

North Carolina State Senate, District 41 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Tarte Incumbent 60.5% 35,572
     Democratic Latrice McRae 39.5% 23,255
Total Votes 58,827


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Tarte ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 41. He advanced to a July 17 runoff where he defeated John Aneralla. He ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

North Carolina State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Tarte 100% 64,153
Total Votes 64,153
North Carolina State Senate District 41 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Tarte (advanced to runoff) 37.6% 6,423
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Aneralla (advanced to runoff) 36.3% 6,193
Troy Stafford 10.8% 1,837
Robby Benton 8.3% 1,423
Donald L. Copeland, Sr. 7% 1,194
Total Votes 17,070

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tarte is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Tarte raised a total of $198,071 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[9]

Jeff Tarte's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 41 Won $198,071
Grand Total Raised $198,071


Tarte won election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Tarte raised a total of $198,071.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff Tarte's campaign in 2012
Tarte, Jeffery & Nancy$50,000
Tarte, Jeffery Phillip$20,000
Belk, Bv$7,855
Davis, Kathy$4,000
Morris, Deb$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$198,071
Source:Follow the Money


Tarte and his wife, Nancy, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Carney (R)
North Carolina State Senate District 41
Succeeded by