Neal Hunt

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Neal Hunt
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North Carolina State Senate District 15
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 9
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Council Member, Raleigh City Council
Bachelor'sHampden-Sydney College (1964)
Master'sWharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1968)
BirthdaySeptember 17, 1942
Place of birthThomasville, North Carolina
ProfessionPresident, HMC Corporation
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Neal Hunt (b. September 17, 1942) is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Hunt is currently the Deputy Minority Leader.


Hunt earned his B.S. in Spanish from Hampden-Sydney College in 1964. He went on to receive his M.B.A. in Marketing/Finance from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. Hunt has served as an Assistant Vice President at Wachovia Bank, General Partner for Hunt-Austin Associates and President of Hunt Properties, Incorporated. He has been President of HMC Corporation since 1991.

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations/Base Budget
Health Care
Program Evaluation


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


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



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Hunt ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8 and defeated Sig Hutchinson (D) in the November 6, 2012 general election.[1]

North Carolina State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeal Hunt Incumbent 59.7% 72,652
     Democratic Sig Hutchinson 40.3% 49,050
Total Votes 121,702


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Hunt won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 15, defeating Charles Malone (D) in the November 2 general election.[2]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 15 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Neal Hunt (R) 44,397 60.55%
Charles Malone (D) 28,928 39.45%

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


On November 4, 2008, Hunt was re-elected to the 15th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Chris Mintz (D) and Jan MacKay (L). [4] Hunt raised $218,360 for his campaign, while Muse raise $38,207 and MacKay did not raise any money. [5]

North Carolina Senate, District 15 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Neal Hunt (R) 56,873
Chris Mintz (D) 46,175
Jan MacKay (L) 4,602

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Hunt collected $159,744 in donations.[6]

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Neal Hunt's campaign in 2010
North Carolina Republican Party$11,829
North Carolina Farm Bureau$6,000
Bank Of America$4,500
North Carolina Association Of Realtors$4,500
Total Raised in 2010 $159,744


In 2008, Hunt collected $218,360 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Republican Party $14,261
North Carolina Medical Society $8,000
Neal Hunt $7,000
North Carolina Auto Dealers Association $6,000
North Carolina Association of Realtors $5,000


Hunt and his wife, Frances, have two children. They currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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