Norman Sanderson

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Norman Sanderson
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North Carolina State Senate District 2
In office
2013- Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 1
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives District 3
Bachelor'sLogos University, 2002
Place of birthLumberton, NC
ProfessionChild Care Owner
Office website
Campaign website
Norman Sanderson (b. July 7, 1951) is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Sanderson received a B.A. in Christian Education from Logos University in 2002. He has worked as a Sheriff's Deputy and a real estate business owner. Sanderson has also been a small business owner for over twenty years, and currently owns Kids Heaven School Age Care Center.[1]

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology
Judiciary I
Program Evaluation


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



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Sanderson ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 2. The incumbent, Jean Preston (R), did not seek re-election. Sanderson defeated Ken Jones and Randy Ramsey in the May 8 GOP primary. He defeated Greg Muse (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

North Carolina State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNorman Sanderson 63.1% 53,873
     Democratic Greg Muse 36.9% 31,479
Total Votes 85,352
North Carolina State Senate District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNorman Sanderson 51.9% 11,057
Randy Ramsey 32% 6,819
Ken Jones 16.2% 3,446
Total Votes 21,322


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Sanderson won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Alice Underhill (D) and Herbert Sobel (L).[4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 3 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Norman Sanderson (R) 14,620 63.69%
Alice Underhill (D) 7,859 34.24%
Herb Sobel (L) 47 2.08%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Sanderson raised a total of $109,541 in campaign contributions.[5]

His five largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Republican Party $15,613
Danny McComas Campaign $4,000
Stam for House $4,000
Mele, Christine $4,000
Cmte to Elect Thomas Tillis $4,000


Sanderson and his wife, Linda, have two children and three grandchildren. They currently reside in Arapahoe, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alice Underhill
North Carolina House - District 3
Succeeded by
Michael Speciale (R)
Preceded by
Jean Preston (R)
North Carolina State Senate - District 2
Succeeded by