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Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr.

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Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr.
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North Carolina State Senate District 49
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedFebruary 6, 2004
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives
1979-1994, 1996-2004
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1970)
J.D.University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School (1973)
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 25, 1946
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (b. September 25, 1946) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 49. He has served in the chamber since his appointment in February 2004. Nesbitt currently serves as Minority Leader.

Nesbitt served in the House from 1979 to 1994 and 1996 to 2004.

Biography

Nesbitt earned his A.B. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1970. He then received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School in 1973. Nesbitt is a practicing attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety
Appropriations/Base Budget
Commerce
Education/Higher Education
Finance
Judiciary I
Program Evaluation
Rules and Operations of the Senate
State and Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nesbitt served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Nesbitt ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8 and defeated R L Clark (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

North Carolina State Senate, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Incumbent 62% 61,826
     Republican R. L. Clark 38% 37,953
Total Votes 99,779

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Nesbitt won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 49, defeating R.L. Clark (R).[2]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 49 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (D) 33,254 59.37%
R.L. Clark (R) 22,757 40.63%

Nesbitt was not opposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[3]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Nesbitt was elected to the 49th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting R L Clark (R). [4] Nesbitt raised $84,650 for his campaign, while Clark raised did not raise any money. [5]

North Carolina Senate, District 49 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (D) 56,150
R L Clark (R) 29,391

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Nesbitt collected $524,516 in donations.[6]

2008

In 2008, Nesbitt collected $84,650 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Advocates for Justice $8,000
North Carolina Association of Educators $5,500
Service Employees International Union $4,000
State Employees Association of North Carolina $4,000
Citizens for Higher Education $4,000

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