Jennifer Weiss

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Jennifer Weiss
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 35
Retired
In office
1999 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
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Jennifer Weiss (b. October 29, 1959) is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Weiss earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1981. She received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1986. She has worked as a corporate and securities attorney, and has served as director of legal services for a women's counseling center. Weiss and her husband, Bruce, have two children, Max and Anna.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Weiss served on the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on Mental Health
  • Subcommittee C

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Weiss served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Weiss did not run for re-election in 2012. Had she run, she would have faced District 41 incumbent Thomas Murry due to redistricting. In a statement, she said, "I feel that it is time for me to take a break from politics, pursue some of my other interests and spend more time with my family and friends."[1]

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Weiss 2010 electionswon election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. She had no primary opposition but was challenged by Donald Frantz (R) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 35 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jennifer Weiss (D) 13,144 57.48%
Don Frantz (R) 9,725 42.52%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Weiss was up for re-election, she collected $175,094 in donations.[3]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jennifer Weiss's campaign in 2010
North Carolina Democratic Party$80,244
North Carolina Democratic House Cmte$3,186
Goodman, James F$2,000
North Carolina Advocates For Justice$2,000
Progressive Kick North Carolina$1,900
Total Raised in 2010 $175,094

2008

In 2008, Weiss collected $168,083 in donations.[4]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY $53,841
SALL, VIRGINIA B $3,000
SALL, JOHN P $3,000
CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION $3,000

Childhood Obesity

As a member of the Legislative Task Force on Childhood Obesity, Weiss sponsored legislation to ban whole-fat milk and sugar-sweetened beverages in preschools and child care centers in an effort to fight childhood obesity in North Carolina. The bill also capped juice consumption at six ounces per day.[5]

As it made its way through committee Weiss amended the bill to ban chocolate milk and to disallow drinking juice from bottles, an activity she said promotes tooth decay. A watered-down version of the bill passed after being criticized on talk radio as "classic nanny state" legislation. [6]


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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 35
1999–2013
Succeeded by
Chris Malone (R)