Kathryn Harrington

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Kathy Harrington
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North Carolina State Senate District 43
Incumbent
In office
January 26, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionReal Estate Broker
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kathryn "Kathy" Harrington is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 43. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Harrington is a real estate broker.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on Department of Transportation
Appropriations/Base Budget
Commerce
Finance
Judiciary I
Rules and Operations of the Senate
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Harrington's website highlighted the following issues:

  • Jobs
Excerpt:
  • "Reduce tax rates to make it more attractive for companies to locate and grow here, bringing more jobs to Gaston County."
  • "Improve roads and infrastructure as incentive for new business to locate here."
  • "Continue to support our community college system so we can provide a prepared workforce."
  • Taxes and Spending
Excerpt:
  • "Pass “The Taxpayer Protection Act” limiting government spending to population growth plus inflation."
  • Cut the gasoline tax."
  • "Oppose legislators using taxpayer money for pork barrel projects like teapot museums and a 25 million dollar fishing pier."
  • Education
Excerpt:
  • "Establish a vocational/technical/career high school model to reduce the state’s 30% drop out rate."
  • "Introduce locally tailored ninth grade transition programs for at-risk freshmen."
  • "Streamline school finance so more money gets to the classroom where it can do the most good."

No-New-Taxes Pledge

Nine of North Carolina’s 45 incoming freshman state legislators signed a pledge to "oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes." The pledge was in line with each of their campaign promises to fix the state’s fiscal hole without resorting to tax hikes. At the time they signed the pledge, North Carolina was looking at a budget deficit as high as $4 billion in 2011.

Harrington signed the pledge in November 2010.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Kathryn Harrington was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Harrington ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathryn Harrington Incumbent 100% 57,752
Total Votes 57,752

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010'

Harrington won election to the North Carolina State Senate District 43 in the November 2 general election. Harrington defeated James Long (D).[5]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 43 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kathryn Harrington (R) 28,504 69.54%
James Long (D) 12,488 30.46%

Harrington, with 3,927 votes, defeated Ernest Neumann (1,960), Kenneth Bowen (738) and James England (149) in the May 4 Republican primary.

North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 43 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kathryn Harrington 3,790
Ernest Neumann 1,960
Kenneth Bowen 738
James England 149

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harrington is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Harrington raised a total of $380,776 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[6]

Kathryn Harrington's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 43 Won $104,379
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 43 Won $115,141
2008 North Carolina State Senate, District 43 Defeated $161,256
Grand Total Raised $380,776

2012

Harrington won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Harrington raised a total of $104,379.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathryn Harrington's campaign in 2012
Gaston Anesthesia Associates$4,000
Branch Banking & Trust Corp$4,000
Cmte to Elect Republican Women$4,000
Burns, Chase$4,000
Philbeck, Tracy L$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$104,379
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Harrington and her husband, Michael, have two children.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David W. Hoyle (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 43
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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