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Leigh Thomas Brown
Former candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82
High schoolNorthwest High School, 1993
Bachelor'sUNC-Chapel Hill, 1996.
Campaign website
Leigh Thomas Brown was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 82 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Thomas Brown earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996. His professional experience includes working for Prudential Securities as a stockbroker, for Husqvarna as a saleswoman and as a realtor.[1]


Campaign themes


Thomas Brown's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Everything in our county is dependent on jobs. Jobs for all sets of skills! I will work hard to be a partner for Cabarrus County and Raleigh. We need the Philip Morris and NC Research Campus in full swing. We need to support higher education and promote the offerings of RCCC within the community. With higher levels of employment, housing rebounds, commute times are lessened (which benefits the environment as well), families have more disposable and savings income, and quality of life increases. Jobs first."

Common core

  • Excerpt: "I would like to see North Carolina join the growing list of states choosing to implement educational standards outside of Common Core. I believe that our children are being overtested and programs like Common Core only make testing worse. Children are not machines. They do not learn in the same ways. Teachers need the flexibility and freedom to use their skills to reach children in the best ways possible. When you have a second grader at home crying because of the convoluted methodology being pushed, you see this in a much clearer light."

Property rights

  • Excerpt: "As a Realtor, I have spent my career building this community up by selling one property at a time. A home is more than an investment-it’s an emotional place that can give sense of place, sense of belonging, a safe haven. Property rights are one of the cornerstones of American life. I will work hard to ensure the rights of business owners, landlords, tenants, homeowners-anyone who wants to own their piece of America and does not want the government overreaching into that right."

Gun owner rights

  • Excerpt: "I fully support the Second Amendment. I believe in gun rights and gun safety, and yes, I do carry myself. I and others have the right to defend myself and my family in the way I deem best."

Lower taxes

  • Excerpt: "Isn't it a requirement that all politicians declare they wish to lower taxes? I believe in a fair tax system. I am a proponent of tax reform-there is no reason for our system to be so difficult to understand. I also believe that for our state to manage in an environment of lower revenue, we have to control our spending. Eliminate waste, expose loopholes, and be just as smart with spending on a state level as in my personal home."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives 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 Larry G. Pittman defeated Leigh Thomas Brown in the Republican primary, while Earle Schecter was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Schecter was defeated by Pittman in the general election.[3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Pittman Incumbent 59.5% 13,818
     Democratic Earle Schecter 40.5% 9,404
Total Votes 23,222
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry G. Pittman Incumbent 62.2% 3,082
Leigh Thomas Brown 37.8% 1,871
Total Votes 4,953


Thomas Brown is married and has two children.[1]

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