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|Chamber = North Carolina House of Representatives
 
|Chamber = North Carolina House of Representatives
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|Type = [[Lower house]]
 
|Type = [[Lower house]]
 
|Term limit = [[State legislatures with term limits|None]]
 
|Term limit = [[State legislatures with term limits|None]]
|Next session = [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions|January 9, 2013]]
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|Next session = [[Dates of 2015 state legislative sessions|January 14, 2015]]
 
|Website = [http://www.ncleg.net/House/house.html Official House Page]
 
|Website = [http://www.ncleg.net/House/house.html Official House Page]
 
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|House speaker = [[Thom Tillis]], (R)
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|House speaker = {{State House Speaker|State=North Carolina}}
|Majority leader = [[Edgar V. Starnes]], (R)
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|Majority leader = {{State House Majority Leader|State=North Carolina}}
|Minority leader = [[Larry Hall]], (D)
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|Minority leader = {{State House Minority Leader|State=North Carolina}}
 
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|Members = 120
 
|Members = 120
|Political groups = [[Democratic Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=North Carolina House of Representatives|State=North Carolina|Party=Democratic}})<br> [[Republican Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=North Carolina House of Representatives|State=North Carolina|Party=Republican}})<br>
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|Political groups = <div>[[Democratic Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=North Carolina House of Representatives|State=North Carolina|Party=Democratic}})</div><div>[[Republican Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=North Carolina House of Representatives|State=North Carolina|Party=Republican}})</div><div>[[Independent]] (1)</div>
 
|Term length = [[Length of terms of state representatives|2 years]]
 
|Term length = [[Length of terms of state representatives|2 years]]
 
|Authority = [[Article II, North Carolina Constitution|Art II, North Carolina Constitution]]
 
|Authority = [[Article II, North Carolina Constitution|Art II, North Carolina Constitution]]
 
|Salary = [[Comparison of state legislative salaries|$13,951/year]] + per diem
 
|Salary = [[Comparison of state legislative salaries|$13,951/year]] + per diem
 
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|Next election = [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]] (120 seats)
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|Next election = November 8, 2016 (120 seats)
|Last election = [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]] (120 seats)
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|Last election = [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]] (120 seats)
 
|Redistricting = [[Redistricting in North Carolina |North Carolina Legislature has control]]
 
|Redistricting = [[Redistricting in North Carolina |North Carolina Legislature has control]]
 
|Building =  
 
|Building =  
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{{State trifecta status|state=North Carolina|control=Republican}}
 
{{State trifecta status|state=North Carolina|control=Republican}}
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::''See also: [[North Carolina State Legislature]], [[North Carolina State Senate]], [[North Carolina Governor]]''
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==Membership==
 
==Membership==
The House of Representatives consists of 120 members who serve a term of two years. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|79,462 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-01.pdf Population in 2010 of the American states, accessed November 22, 2013]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately [[Population represented by state legislators|67,078 residents]].<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf Population in 2000 of the American states, accessed November 22, 2013]</ref> The presiding officer of the House of Representatives is the Speaker of the House. The Speaker is elected by the members from their membership for a two-year term. The Speaker’s duties include maintaining order in the House and appointing members to the House standing committees. <ref>[http://www.ncleg.net/House/house.html "North Carolina General Assembly" Introduction General Assembly, February 26, 2009]</ref>
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The House of Representatives consists of 120 members who serve a term of two years. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|79,462 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-01.pdf ''census.gov'', "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately [[Population represented by state legislators|67,078 residents]].<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf ''census.gov'', "Census 2000 PHC-T-2. Ranking Tables for States: 1990 and 2000," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref> The presiding officer of the House of Representatives is the Speaker of the House. The Speaker is elected by the members from their membership for a two-year term. The Speaker’s duties include maintaining order in the House and appointing members to the House standing committees.<ref>[http://www.ncleg.net/House/house.html ''North Carolina General Assembly'', "Introduction General Assembly," February 26, 2009]</ref>
  
 
==Sessions==
 
==Sessions==
Section 11 of [[Article II, North Carolina Constitution | Article II of the North Carolina Constitution]] establishes that the [[North Carolina General Assembly]], which the House is a part of, is to convene a new regular session every two years, and that the dates for these sessions are to be set by law.  Sessions in the General Assembly of North Carolina last two years and begin on odd numbered years after elections. Sessions begin at noon on the third Wednesday after the second Monday in January.<ref>[http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_120/GS_120-11.1.html N.C. Gen. Stat. 120-11.1]</ref>  
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Section 11 of [[Article II, North Carolina Constitution | Article II of the North Carolina Constitution]] establishes that the [[North Carolina General Assembly]], which the House is a part of, is to convene a new regular session every two years, and that the dates for these sessions are to be set by law.  Sessions in the General Assembly of North Carolina last two years and begin on odd numbered years after elections. Sessions begin at noon on the third Wednesday after the second Monday in January.<ref>[http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_120/GS_120-11.1.html ''North Carolina General Assembly'', "N.C. Gen. Stat. 120-11.1," accessed July 14, 2014]</ref>
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===2015===
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::''See also: [[Dates of 2015 state legislative sessions]]''
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In 2015, the Legislature will be in session from January 14 through early July (Projected).
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====Major issues====
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Major issues in the 2015 legislative session include the budget shortfall, medicaid expansion, increase teacher pay, coal ash clean up and reforming the state's tax structure.<ref>[http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/state-lawmakers-have-no-plans-to-extend-medicaid-in-north/article_0d2c1005-7f20-5c9b-9a85-f3db2e27214b.html ''www.fayobserver.com'', "State lawmakers have no plans to extend Medicaid in North Carolina," January 21, 2015]</ref>
  
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions]]''
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions]]''
  
In 2014, the Legislature is projected to be in session from May 14 through July 1.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from May 14 through August 20.
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====Major issues====
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Major issues in the 2014 legislative session included financing the $445 million state budget shortfall, teacher pay, medicaid and coal ash ponds.<ref>[http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3678362/State-legislature-reconvenes-for-short-session ''www.jeffersonpost.com'', "State legislature reconvenes for short session," accessed May 16, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]''
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2013, the Legislature will be in session from January 9 through July 26.
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 9 through July 26.
  
 
====Major issues====
 
====Major issues====
Major issues in the 2012-2013 legislative swession included tax reform, cutting government regulations and reshaping the state's public schools.<ref>[http://www.wral.com/berger-to-again-lead-nc-senate/11958205/ ''WRAL,'' "Ceremony marks opening of legislative session," January 9, 2013]</ref>
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Major issues in the 2012-2013 legislative session included tax reform, cutting government regulations and reshaping the state's public schools.<ref>[http://www.wral.com/berger-to-again-lead-nc-senate/11958205/ ''WRAL,'' "Ceremony marks opening of legislative session," January 9, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2011, the House was in regular session from January 26 through mid June. <ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=21346 2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar, NCSL]</ref> A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. The redistricting session covered [[North Carolina abortion restrictions to become law|more than just redistricting]], with Republicans overriding five of [[North Carolina Governor|Governor]] [[Beverly Perdue|Perdue's]] vetoes. Some of the overturned vetoes include the Women's Right to Know Act and state regulatory overhaul. Democratic lawmakers achieved victory in sustaining the veto on the voter I.D. bill. <ref name=observer>[http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/07/28/1375359/nc-lawmakers-leaving-after-new.html ''Newsobserver.com,'' NC lawmakers leave town after new maps, overrides, July 28, 2011]</ref>
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In 2011, the House was in regular session from January 26 to June 18.<ref>[https://archive.today/sJzR ''National Conference of State Legislatures'', "2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar," accessed June 6, 2014](Archived)</ref> A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. The redistricting session covered [[North Carolina abortion restrictions to become law|more than just redistricting]], with Republicans overriding five of [[North Carolina Governor|Governor]] [[Beverly Perdue|Perdue's]] vetoes. Some of the overturned vetoes include the Women's Right to Know Act and state regulatory overhaul. Democratic lawmakers achieved victory in sustaining the veto on the voter I.D. bill.<ref name=observer>[http://hamptonroads.com/2011/07/nc-lawmakers-leave-town-after-new-maps-overrides ''Associated Press'', "N.C. lawmakers leave town after new maps, overrides," accessed July 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
A second special session was called for September 12 to consider constitutional amendments, including a potential ban on same-sex marriage.<ref name=observer/>
 
A second special session was called for September 12 to consider constitutional amendments, including a potential ban on same-sex marriage.<ref name=observer/>
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2010, the House was in [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions| session]] from May 12 to July 11. <ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=18630 2010 session dates for North Carolina legislature]</ref>
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In 2010, the House was in [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions| session]] from May 12 to July 11.<ref>[https://archive.today/kc4C ''National Conference of State Legislatures'', "2010 Legislative Sessions Calendar," accessed July 14, 2014](Archived)</ref>
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===Role in state budget===
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::''See also: [[North Carolina state budget and finances]]''
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{{PLP state general|State=North Carolina}}
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{{North Carolina budget process}}
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===Cost-benefit analyses===
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::''See also: [[Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Cost-Benefit Study]]''
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{{Pew cost-benefit study|State=North Carolina|Rank=Best}}
  
 
==Ethics and transparency==
 
==Ethics and transparency==
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===Following the Money report===
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{{Following the Money 2014 Report by State|State=North Carolina|Grade=B+|Score=88.5|Level=advancing}}
 
===Open States Transparency===
 
===Open States Transparency===
 
{{Transparency card|State=North Carolina|Grade=A}}
 
{{Transparency card|State=North Carolina|Grade=A}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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: ''See also: [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
  
===2012===
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{{NC House 2014}}
  
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===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
 
Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives were held in [[North Carolina]] on [[State legislative elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. All '''120 seats''' were up for election.
 
Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives were held in [[North Carolina]] on [[State legislative elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. All '''120 seats''' were up for election.
  
The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 29, 2012 and the primary election day was May 8, 2012.
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The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 29, 2012 and the primary Election Day was May 8, 2012.
  
During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012 election]], the total contributions to the 290 House candidates was $18,937,780.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2012&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
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During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012 election]], the total value of contributions to the 290 House candidates was $18,937,780.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2012&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Elections for the office of North Carolina's House of Representatives were held in [[North Carolina]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
 
Elections for the office of North Carolina's House of Representatives were held in [[North Carolina]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
  
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 26, 2010. The primary election day was May 4, 2010.  The second primary election was held on June 22, 2010.
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The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 26, 2010. The primary Election Day was May 4, 2010.  The second primary election was held on June 22, 2010.
  
During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010|2010 election]], the total contributions to the 268 House candidates was $17,390,203.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
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During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010|2010 election]], the total value of contributions to the 268 House candidates was $17,390,203.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Elections for the office of North Carolina's House of Representatives were held in [[North Carolina]] on November 4, 2008.  
 
Elections for the office of North Carolina's House of Representatives were held in [[North Carolina]] on November 4, 2008.  
  
The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 29, 2008. The primary election day was May 6, 2008.  
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The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 29, 2008. The primary Election Day was May 6, 2008.  
  
During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008|2008 election]], the total contributions to the 233 House candidates was $14,037,756.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2008&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "North Carolina House of Representatives 2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
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During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008|2008 election]], the total value of contributions to the 233 House candidates was $14,037,756.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2008&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "North Carolina House of Representatives 2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2006]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2006]]''
  
Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary election day on May 2, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006.
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Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on May 2, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006.
  
During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2006|2006 election]], the total contributions to the 220 House  candidates was $15,381,190.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2006&f=h ''Follow the Money'' "North Carolina State House of Representatives 2006 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
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During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2006|2006 election]], the total value of contributions to the 220 House  candidates was $15,381,190.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2006&f=h ''Follow the Money'', "North Carolina State House of Representatives 2006 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2004]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2004]]''
  
Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary election day on July 20, 2004 and a general election on November 2, 2004.
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Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on July 20, 2004, and a general election on November 2, 2004.
  
During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2004|2004 election]], the total contributions to the 263 House  candidates was $14,234,075.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2004&f=h ''Follow the Money'' "North Carolina State House of Representatives 2004 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
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During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2004|2004 election]], the total value of contributions to the 263 House  candidates was $14,234,075.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2004&f=h ''Follow the Money'', "North Carolina State House of Representatives 2004 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2002]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2002]]''
  
Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary election day on June 11, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002.
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Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on June 11, 2002, and a general election on November 5, 2002.
  
During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2002|2002 election]], the total contributions to the 322 House  candidates was $11,732,634.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2002&f=h ''Follow the Money'' "North Carolina State House of Representatives 2002 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
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During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2002|2002 election]], the total value of contributions to the 322 House  candidates was $11,732,634.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2002&f=h ''Follow the Money'', "North Carolina State House of Representatives 2002 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2000]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2000]]''
  
Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary election day on May 2, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000.
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Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on May 2, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000.
  
During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2000|2000 election]], the total contributions to the 265 House  candidates was $12,530,685.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2000&f=h ''Follow the Money'' "North Carolina State House of Representatives 2000 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
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During the [[North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2000|2000 election]], the total value of contributions to the 265 House  candidates was $12,530,685.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NC&y=2000&f=h ''Follow the Money'', "North Carolina State House of Representatives 2000 Campaign Contributions," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===Leadership===
 
===Leadership===
The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body and is elected from among its membership.<ref>[http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2009/Bills/House/PDF/H990v3.pdf 2009 North Carolina House of Representative Rules]</ref><ref>[http://www.ncleg.net/House/houseleadership.html North Carolina House Leadership]</ref>
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The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body and is elected from among its membership.<ref>[http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2009/Bills/House/PDF/H990v3.pdf ''North Carolina General Assembly'', "2009 North Carolina House of Representative Rules," accessed July 14, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.ncleg.net/House/houseleadership.html ''North Carolina General Assembly'', "North Carolina House Leadership," accessed July 14, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====Current leadership====
 
====Current leadership====
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''Current Leadership, North Carolina House of Representatives
 
! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''Current Leadership, North Carolina House of Representatives
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| [[State Speaker of the House]] || [[Thom Tillis]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State Speaker of the House]] || {{State House Speaker|State=North Carolina|Table=Yes}}
 
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| [[State House Speaker Pro Tempore]] || [[Paul Stam]] || {{red dot}}
 
| [[State House Speaker Pro Tempore]] || [[Paul Stam]] || {{red dot}}
 
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| [[State House Majority Leader]] || [[Edgar V. Starnes]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Majority Leader]] || {{State House Majority Leader|State=North Carolina|Table=Yes}}
 
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| [[State House Majority Whip]] || [[Michael Hager]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Deputy Majority Leader]] || [[Marilyn Avila]] || {{red dot}}
 
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| [[State House Deputy Majority Whip]] || [[Patricia McElraft]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Majority Whip]] || [[John Bell (North Carolina)|John Bell]] || {{red dot}}
 
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| [[State House Deputy Majority Whip]] || [[Jamie Boles]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Majority Caucus Leader|Republican Conference Chair]] || [[Charles Jeter]] || {{red dot}}
 
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| [[State House Majority Caucus Leader]] || [[Ruth Samuelson]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Majority Caucus Leader|Joint Caucus Leader]] || [[Patricia Hurley]] || {{red dot}}
 
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| [[State House Minority Leader]] || [[Larry Hall]] || {{blue dot}}
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| Majority Freshman Leader || [[John Fraley]] || {{red dot}}
 
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| [[State House Deputy Minority Leader]] || [[Michael Wray]] || {{blue dot}}
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| Majority Freshman Whip || [[John R. Bradford III]] || {{red dot}}
 
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| [[State House Deputy Minority Whip]] || [[W. A. Wilkins]] || {{blue dot}}
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| [[State House Minority Leader]] || {{State House Minority Leader|State=North Carolina|Table=Yes}}
 
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| [[State House Deputy Minority Whip]] || [[Susan C. Fisher]] || {{blue dot}}
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| [[State House Deputy Minority Leader]] || [[Susan Fisher]] || {{blue dot}}
 
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| [[State House Deputy Minority Whip]] || [[Rosa Gill]] || {{blue dot}}
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| [[State House Minority Caucus Secretary]] || [[Bobbie Richardson]] || {{blue dot}}
 
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| [[State House Deputy Minority Whip]] || [[Deborah K. Ross]] || {{blue dot}}
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| [[State House Deputy Minority Whip|Democratic Conference Chair]] || [[Grier Martin]] || {{blue dot}}
 
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| [[State House Deputy Minority Whip]] || [[Marvin Lucas, Jr.]] || {{blue dot}}
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| [[State House Deputy Minority Whip|Democratic Conference Chair]] || [[Garland Pierce]] || {{blue dot}}
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| Freshman Caucus Co-Chair || [[Graig Meyer]] || {{blue dot}}
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| Freshman Caucus Co-Chair || [[Robert Reives]] || {{blue dot}}
 
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===Current members===
 
===Current members===
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| width="70px" | [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 1|1]]
 
| width="150px" | [[Bob Steinburg]]
 
| width="150px" | [[Bob Steinburg]]
 
| width="100px" | {{Red dot}}
 
| width="100px" | {{Red dot}}
 
| width="150px" | 2013
 
| width="150px" | 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 2
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 2|2]]
| [[W. A. Wilkins]]
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| [[Larry Yarborough]]
| {{Blue dot}}
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| {{Red dot}}
| 2005
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| 2015
 
|-
 
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| 3
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 3|3]]
 
| [[Michael Speciale]]
 
| [[Michael Speciale]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 4
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 4|4]]
| [[James Dixon]]
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| [[James Dixon (North Carolina)|James Dixon]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 5
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 5|5]]
| [[Annie Mobley]]
+
| [[Howard Hunter III]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| 2007
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| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 6
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 6|6]]
 
| [[Paul Tine]]
 
| [[Paul Tine]]
| {{Blue dot}}
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| {{greydot}} [[Independent]]
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 7
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 7|7]]
 
| [[Bobbie Richardson]]
 
| [[Bobbie Richardson]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 8
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 8|8]]
 
| [[Susan Martin]]
 
| [[Susan Martin]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 9
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 9|9]]
 
| [[Brian Brown]]
 
| [[Brian Brown]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 10
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 10|10]]
 
| [[John Bell (North Carolina)|John Bell]]
 
| [[John Bell (North Carolina)|John Bell]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 11
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 11|11]]
 
| [[Duane Hall]]
 
| [[Duane Hall]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 12
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 12|12]]
 
| [[George Graham]]
 
| [[George Graham]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 13
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 13|13]]
 
| [[Patricia McElraft]]
 
| [[Patricia McElraft]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
| 14
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 14|14]]
 
| [[George Cleveland]]
 
| [[George Cleveland]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 15
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 15|15]]
 
| [[Phillip Shepard]]
 
| [[Phillip Shepard]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 16
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 16|16]]
 
| [[Chris Millis]]
 
| [[Chris Millis]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 17
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 17|17]]
 
| [[Frank Iler]]
 
| [[Frank Iler]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 18
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 18|18]]
 
| [[Susi Hamilton]]
 
| [[Susi Hamilton]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 19
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 19|19]]
 
| [[Ted Davis, Jr.]]
 
| [[Ted Davis, Jr.]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2012
 
| 2012
 
|-
 
|-
| 20
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 20|20]]
 
| [[Rick Catlin]]
 
| [[Rick Catlin]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 21
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 21|21]]
 
| [[Larry Bell]]
 
| [[Larry Bell]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-
 
|-
| 22
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 22|22]]
 
| [[William Brisson]]
 
| [[William Brisson]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
| 23
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 23|23]]
| [[Joe Tolson]]
+
| [[Shelly Willingham]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| 1997
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 24
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 24|24]]
 
| [[Jean Farmer-Butterfield]]
 
| [[Jean Farmer-Butterfield]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
| 25
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 25|25]]
 
| [[Jeffrey Collins]]
 
| [[Jeffrey Collins]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 26
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 26|26]]
 
| [[N. Leo Daughtry]]
 
| [[N. Leo Daughtry]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-
 
|-
| 27
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 27|27]]
 
| [[Michael Wray]]
 
| [[Michael Wray]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 28
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 28|28]]
 
| [[James Langdon, Jr.]]
 
| [[James Langdon, Jr.]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 29
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 29|29]]
 
| [[Larry Hall]]
 
| [[Larry Hall]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 30
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 30|30]]
 
| [[Paul Luebke]]
 
| [[Paul Luebke]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 1991
 
| 1991
 
|-
 
|-
| 31
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 31|31]]
 
| [[Henry Michaux, Jr.]]
 
| [[Henry Michaux, Jr.]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 1983
 
| 1983
 
|-
 
|-
| 32
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 32|32]]
 
| [[Nathan Baskerville]]
 
| [[Nathan Baskerville]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 33
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 33|33]]
 
| [[Rosa Gill]]
 
| [[Rosa Gill]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 34
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 34|34]]
 
| [[Grier Martin]]
 
| [[Grier Martin]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 35
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 35|35]]
 
| [[Chris Malone]]
 
| [[Chris Malone]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 36
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 36|36]]
 
| [[Nelson Dollar]]
 
| [[Nelson Dollar]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 37
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 37|37]]
 
| [[Paul Stam]]
 
| [[Paul Stam]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
| 38
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 38|38]]
 
| [[Yvonne Lewis Holley]]
 
| [[Yvonne Lewis Holley]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 39
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 39|39]]
 
| [[Darren Jackson]]
 
| [[Darren Jackson]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 40
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 40|40]]
 
| [[Marilyn Avila]]
 
| [[Marilyn Avila]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
| 41
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 41|41]]
| [[Thomas Murry]]
+
| [[Gale Adcock]]
| {{Red dot}}
+
| {{Blue dot}}
| 2011
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 42
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 42|42]]
 
| [[Marvin Lucas, Jr.]]
 
| [[Marvin Lucas, Jr.]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-
 
|-
| 43
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 43|43]]
 
| [[Elmer Floyd]]
 
| [[Elmer Floyd]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 44
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 44|44]]
 
| [[Rick Glazier]]
 
| [[Rick Glazier]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
| 45
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 45|45]]
 
| [[John Szoka]]
 
| [[John Szoka]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 46
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 46|46]]
 
| [[Ken Waddell]]
 
| [[Ken Waddell]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 47
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 47|47]]
 
| [[Charles Graham]]
 
| [[Charles Graham]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 48
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 48|48]]
 
| [[Garland Pierce]]
 
| [[Garland Pierce]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 49
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 49|49]]
| [[Jim Fulghum]]
+
| [[Gary Pendleton]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| 2013
+
| 2014
 
|-
 
|-
| 50
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 50|50]]
 
| [[Graig Meyer]]
 
| [[Graig Meyer]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 51
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 51|51]]
| [[Michael Stone]]
+
| [[Brad Salmon]]
| {{Red dot}}
+
| {{Blue dot}}
| 2011
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 52
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 52|52]]
 
| [[Jamie Boles]]
 
| [[Jamie Boles]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 53
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 53|53]]
 
| [[David Lewis, Sr.]]
 
| [[David Lewis, Sr.]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
| 54
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 54|54]]
| [[Deb McManus]]
+
| [[Robert Reives]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| 2013
+
| 2014
 
|-
 
|-
| 55
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 55|55]]
 
| [[Mark Brody]]
 
| [[Mark Brody]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 56
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 56|56]]
 
| [[Verla Insko]]
 
| [[Verla Insko]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 1997
 
| 1997
 
|-
 
|-
| 57
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 57|57]]
 
| [[Pricey Harrison]]
 
| [[Pricey Harrison]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 58
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 58|58]]
| [[Alma Adams]]
+
| [[Ralph Johnson]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| 1994
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 59
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 59|59]]
 
| [[Jon Hardister]]
 
| [[Jon Hardister]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 60
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 60|60]]
| [[Marcus Brandon]]
+
| [[Cecil Brockman]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| 2011
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 61
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 61|61]]
 
| [[John Faircloth]]
 
| [[John Faircloth]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 62
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 62|62]]
 
| [[John Blust]]
 
| [[John Blust]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-
 
|-
| 63
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 63|63]]
 
| [[Stephen M. Ross]]
 
| [[Stephen M. Ross]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 64
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 64|64]]
 
| [[Dennis Riddell]]
 
| [[Dennis Riddell]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 65
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 65|65]]
 
| [[Bert Jones]]
 
| [[Bert Jones]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 66
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 66|66]]
 
| [[Ken Goodman]]
 
| [[Ken Goodman]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 67
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 67|67]]
 
| [[Justin Burr]]
 
| [[Justin Burr]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 68
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 68|68]]
 
| [[D. Craig Horn]]
 
| [[D. Craig Horn]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 69
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 69|69]]
 
| [[Dean Arp]]
 
| [[Dean Arp]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 70
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 70|70]]
 
| [[Patricia Hurley]]
 
| [[Patricia Hurley]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
| 71
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 71|71]]
 
| [[Evelyn Terry]]
 
| [[Evelyn Terry]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 72
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 72|72]]
 
| [[Edward Hanes, Jr.]]
 
| [[Edward Hanes, Jr.]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 73
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 73|73]]
| [[Mark W. Hollo]]
+
| [[Lee Zachary]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| 2011
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 74
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 74|74]]
 
| [[Debra Conrad]]
 
| [[Debra Conrad]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 75
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 75|75]]
 
| [[Donny C. Lambeth]]
 
| [[Donny C. Lambeth]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 76
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 76|76]]
 
| [[Carl Ford]]
 
| [[Carl Ford]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 77
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 77|77]]
 
| [[Harry Warren]]
 
| [[Harry Warren]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 78
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 78|78]]
 
| [[Allen Ray McNeill]]
 
| [[Allen Ray McNeill]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 79
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 79|79]]
 
| [[Julia Howard]]
 
| [[Julia Howard]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1989
 
| 1989
 
|-
 
|-
| 80
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 80|80]]
| [[Roger Younts]]
+
| [[Sam Watford]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| 2013
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 81
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 81|81]]
 
| [[Rayne Brown]]
 
| [[Rayne Brown]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 82
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 82|82]]
 
| [[Larry G. Pittman]]
 
| [[Larry G. Pittman]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 83
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 83|83]]
 
| [[Linda Johnson]]
 
| [[Linda Johnson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-
 
|-
| 84
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 84|84]]
 
| [[Rena W. Turner]]
 
| [[Rena W. Turner]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 85
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 85|85]]
 
| [[Josh Dobson]]
 
| [[Josh Dobson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 86
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 86|86]]
 
| [[Hugh Blackwell]]
 
| [[Hugh Blackwell]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 87
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 87|87]]
| [[Edgar V. Starnes]]
+
| [[George Robinson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| 1997
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 88
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 88|88]]
 
| [[Rob Bryan]]
 
| [[Rob Bryan]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 89
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 89|89]]
 
| [[Mitchell Setzer]]
 
| [[Mitchell Setzer]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-
 
|-
| 90
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 90|90]]
 
| [[Sarah Stevens]]
 
| [[Sarah Stevens]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 91
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 91|91]]
 
| [[Bryan Holloway]]
 
| [[Bryan Holloway]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 92
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 92|92]]
 
| [[Charles Jeter]]
 
| [[Charles Jeter]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 93
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 93|93]]
 
| [[Jonathan Jordan]]
 
| [[Jonathan Jordan]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 94
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 94|94]]
 
| [[Jeffrey Elmore]]
 
| [[Jeffrey Elmore]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 95
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 95|95]]
| [[C. Robert Brawley]]
+
| [[John Fraley]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| 2013
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 96
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 96|96]]
| [[Andy Wells]]
+
| [[Jay Adams]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| 2013
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 97
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 97|97]]
 
| [[Jason Saine]]
 
| [[Jason Saine]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 98
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 98|98]]
| [[Thom Tillis]]
+
| [[John R. Bradford III]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| 2007
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 99
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 99|99]]
 
| [[Rodney Moore]]
 
| [[Rodney Moore]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 100
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 100|100]]
 
| [[Tricia Cotham]]
 
| [[Tricia Cotham]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
| 101
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 101|101]]
 
| [[Beverly Earle]]
 
| [[Beverly Earle]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 1995
 
| 1995
 
|-
 
|-
| 102
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 102|102]]
 
| [[Becky Carney]]
 
| [[Becky Carney]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
| 103
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 103|103]]
 
| [[William Brawley]]
 
| [[William Brawley]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 104
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 104|104]]
| [[Ruth Samuelson]]
+
| [[Dan Bishop]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| 2007
+
| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 105
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 105|105]]
 
| [[Jacqueline Schaffer]]
 
| [[Jacqueline Schaffer]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 106
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 106|106]]
 
| [[Carla Cunningham]]
 
| [[Carla Cunningham]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 107
+
| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 107|107]]
 
| [[Kelly Alexander, Jr.]]
 
| [[Kelly Alexander, Jr.]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 108
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 108|108]]
 
| [[John Torbett]]
 
| [[John Torbett]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 109
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 109|109]]
 
| [[Dana Bumgardner]]
 
| [[Dana Bumgardner]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 110
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 110|110]]
 
| [[Kelly Hastings]]
 
| [[Kelly Hastings]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 111
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 111|111]]
 
| [[Timothy K. Moore]]
 
| [[Timothy K. Moore]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
| 112
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 112|112]]
 
| [[Michael Hager]]
 
| [[Michael Hager]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 113
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 113|113]]
 
| [[Chris Whitmire]]
 
| [[Chris Whitmire]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 114
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 114|114]]
 
| [[Susan Fisher]]
 
| [[Susan Fisher]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 115
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 115|115]]
| [[Nathan Ramsey]]
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| [[John Ager]]
| {{Red dot}}
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| {{Blue dot}}
| 2013
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| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 116
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 116|116]]
| [[Timothy Moffitt]]
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| [[Brian Turner]]
| {{Red dot}}
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| {{Blue dot}}
| 2011
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| 2015
 
|-
 
|-
| 117
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 117|117]]
 
| [[Charles McGrady]]
 
| [[Charles McGrady]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 118
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 118|118]]
 
| [[Michele D. Presnell]]
 
| [[Michele D. Presnell]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
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| 119
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 119|119]]
 
| [[Joe Sam Queen]]
 
| [[Joe Sam Queen]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
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| 120
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| [[North Carolina House of Representatives District 120|120]]
 
| [[Roger West]]
 
| [[Roger West]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
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==Standing committees==
 
==Standing committees==
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The North Carolina house has 38 standing committees.
 
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The North Carolina house has 19 standing committees, and an additional 12 standing subcommittees:
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* [[Agriculture Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Aging Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Aging]]
* [[Appropriations Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Agriculture Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Agriculture]]
::*[http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_7 Appropriations Subcommittee on Education]
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* [[Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Alcoholic Beverage Control]]
::*[http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_9 Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government]
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* [[Appropriations Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Appropriations]]
::*[http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_10 Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services]
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* [[Appropriations on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Appropriations on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources]]
::*[http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_11 Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety]
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* [[Appropriations on Capital Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Appropriations on Capital]]
::*[http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_12 Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural and Economic Resources]
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* [[Appropriations on Education Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Appropriations on Education]]
::*[http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_13 Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation]
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* [[Appropriations on General Government Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Appropriations on General Government]]
* [[Banking Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Appropriations on Health and Human Services Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Appropriations on Health and Human Services]]
* [[Commerce and Job Development Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Appropriations on Information Technology Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Appropriations on Information Technology]]
::*[http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_4 Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Alcoholic Beverage Control]
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* [[Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety]]
::*[http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_19 Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Business and Labor]
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* [[Appropriations on Transportation Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Appropriations on Transportation]]
::*[http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_20 Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Science and Technology]
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* [[Banking Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Banking]]
* [[Education Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Children, Youth and Families Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Children, Youth and Families]]
* [[Elections Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Commerce and Job Development Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Commerce and Job Development]]
* [[Environment Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Education - Community Colleges Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Education - Community Colleges]]
* [[Ethics Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Education - K-12 Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Education - K-12]]
* [[Finance Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Education - Universities Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Education - Universities]]
* [[Government Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Elections Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Elections]]
* [[Health and Human Services Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Environment Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Environment]]
::*[http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_36 Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Mental Health]
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* [[Ethics Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Ethics]]
* [[Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Finance Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Finance]]
* [[Insurance Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Health Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Health]]
* [[Judiciary Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs]]
::*[http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_31 Judiciary Subcommittee A]
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* [[Insurance Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Insurance]]
::*[http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_30 Judiciary Subcommittee B]
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* [[Judiciary I Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Judiciary I]]
::*[http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_35 Judiciary Subcommittee C]
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* [[Judiciary II Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Judiciary II]]
* [[Public Utilities and Energy Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Judiciary III Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Judiciary III]]
* [[Redistricting Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Judiciary IV Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Judiciary IV]]
* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Local Government Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Local Government]]
* [[Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Pensions and Retirement Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Pensions and Retirement]]
* [[State Personnel Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Public Utilities Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Public Utilities]]
* [[Transportation Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives]]
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* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform]]
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* [[Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House]]
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* [[State Personnel Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|State Personnel]]
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* [[Transportation Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Transportation]]
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* [[University Board of Governors Nominating Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|University Board of Governors Nominating]]
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* [[Wildlife Resources Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives|Wildlife Resources]]
 
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===Partisan balance 1992-2013===
 
===Partisan balance 1992-2013===
 
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::''See also: [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]] and [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, North Carolina]]’’
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::''See also: [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]] and [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, North Carolina]]''
 
[[File:North Carolina legislature pie chart 1992-2013.png|thumb|Partisan breakdown of the North Carolina legislature from 1992-2013]]
 
[[File:North Carolina legislature pie chart 1992-2013.png|thumb|Partisan breakdown of the North Carolina legislature from 1992-2013]]
 
From 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the North Carolina State House of Representatives for 15 years while the Republicans were the majority for seven years. The final three years of the study depicted a shift from Democrat to Republican control in the North Carolina House with the final year being a Republican [[trifecta]].
 
From 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the North Carolina State House of Representatives for 15 years while the Republicans were the majority for seven years. The final three years of the study depicted a shift from Democrat to Republican control in the North Carolina House with the final year being a Republican [[trifecta]].
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Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.
 
Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.
  
Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.
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Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states had divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.
 
   
 
   
 
The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of North Carolina|Office of the Governor of North Carolina]], the [[North Carolina State Senate]] and the [[North Carolina House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
 
The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of North Carolina|Office of the Governor of North Carolina]], the [[North Carolina State Senate]] and the [[North Carolina House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
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====SQLI and partisanship====
 
====SQLI and partisanship====
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::''To read the full report on the [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, SQLI, About the Index|State Quality of Life Index]] (SQLI) in PDF form, click [[Media:WhoRunstheStates Part2 SQLI.pdf|here]].
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The chart below depicts the partisanship of the North Carolina state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. During the years of the study, North Carolina experienced many years under a Democratic trifecta, from 1993-1994 and from 1999-2010. In 2013, however, this trend switched, and the state experienced a Republican trifecta instead. North Carolina's SQLI rating was in the 30s for most of the years of the study, with its lowest ranking in 2003, finishing 41st. However, in more recent years of the study, the state's ranking improved. Its highest ranking was 11th in 2011 during a divided government.
 
The chart below depicts the partisanship of the North Carolina state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. During the years of the study, North Carolina experienced many years under a Democratic trifecta, from 1993-1994 and from 1999-2010. In 2013, however, this trend switched, and the state experienced a Republican trifecta instead. North Carolina's SQLI rating was in the 30s for most of the years of the study, with its lowest ranking in 2003, finishing 41st. However, in more recent years of the study, the state's ranking improved. Its highest ranking was 11th in 2011 during a divided government.
 
*SQLI average with Democratic trifecta: 30.08
 
*SQLI average with Democratic trifecta: 30.08
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[[File:North Carolina SQLI visualization.PNG|thumb|center|1000px|Chart displaying the partisanship of North Carolina government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).]]
 
[[File:North Carolina SQLI visualization.PNG|thumb|center|1000px|Chart displaying the partisanship of North Carolina government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).]]
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==See also==
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* [[North Carolina]]
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* [[North Carolina State Senate]]
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* [[North Carolina State Legislature]]
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* [[North Carolina state legislative districts]]
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* [[State legislative scorecards in North Carolina]]
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* [[Governor of North Carolina]]
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* [[North Carolina Constitution]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://www.ncleg.net/House/house.html Official website of the North Carolina House of Representatives]
 
* [http://www.ncleg.net/House/house.html Official website of the North Carolina House of Representatives]
 
*[http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/memberList.pl?sChamber=House Official list of the current members of the North Carolina House of Representatives]
 
*[http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/memberList.pl?sChamber=House Official list of the current members of the North Carolina House of Representatives]

Latest revision as of 13:00, 30 March 2015


North Carolina House of Representatives

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General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   None
2015 session start:   January 14, 2015
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  Timothy K. Moore (R)
Majority Leader:   Michael Hager (R)
Minority Leader:   Larry Hall (D)
Structure
Members:  120
  
Length of term:   2 years
Authority:   Art II, North Carolina Constitution
Salary:   $13,951/year + per diem
Elections
Last Election:  November 4, 2014 (120 seats)
Next election:  November 8, 2016 (120 seats)
Redistricting:  North Carolina Legislature has control
The North Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the North Carolina General Assembly. The legislature meets at the State Capitol of Raleigh.

As of April 2015, North Carolina is one of 23 Republican state government trifectas.

See also: North Carolina State Legislature, North Carolina State Senate, North Carolina Governor

Membership

The House of Representatives consists of 120 members who serve a term of two years. Each member represents an average of 79,462 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 67,078 residents.[2] The presiding officer of the House of Representatives is the Speaker of the House. The Speaker is elected by the members from their membership for a two-year term. The Speaker’s duties include maintaining order in the House and appointing members to the House standing committees.[3]

Sessions

Section 11 of Article II of the North Carolina Constitution establishes that the North Carolina General Assembly, which the House is a part of, is to convene a new regular session every two years, and that the dates for these sessions are to be set by law. Sessions in the General Assembly of North Carolina last two years and begin on odd numbered years after elections. Sessions begin at noon on the third Wednesday after the second Monday in January.[4]

2015

See also: Dates of 2015 state legislative sessions

In 2015, the Legislature will be in session from January 14 through early July (Projected).

Major issues

Major issues in the 2015 legislative session include the budget shortfall, medicaid expansion, increase teacher pay, coal ash clean up and reforming the state's tax structure.[5]

2014

See also: Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from May 14 through August 20.

Major issues

Major issues in the 2014 legislative session included financing the $445 million state budget shortfall, teacher pay, medicaid and coal ash ponds.[6]

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 9 through July 26.

Major issues

Major issues in the 2012-2013 legislative session included tax reform, cutting government regulations and reshaping the state's public schools.[7]

2012

See also: Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

In 2012, the House convened on May 16 and adjourned July 3.

2011

See also: Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions

In 2011, the House was in regular session from January 26 to June 18.[8] A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. The redistricting session covered more than just redistricting, with Republicans overriding five of Governor Perdue's vetoes. Some of the overturned vetoes include the Women's Right to Know Act and state regulatory overhaul. Democratic lawmakers achieved victory in sustaining the veto on the voter I.D. bill.[9]

A second special session was called for September 12 to consider constitutional amendments, including a potential ban on same-sex marriage.[9]

2010

See also: Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions

In 2010, the House was in session from May 12 to July 11.[10]

Role in state budget

See also: North Carolina state budget and finances
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The state operates on a biennial budget cycle. The sequence of key events in the budget process is as follows:[11][12]

  1. Budget instruction guidelines are sent to state agencies in July.
  2. State agency budget requests are submitted in October.
  3. Agency hearings are held in October and December.
  4. The governor submits his or her proposed budget to the North Carolina State Legislature in early February.
  5. The legislature adopts a budget in June. A simply majority is required to pass a budget.
  6. The biennial budget cycle begins in July.

North Carolina is one of only six states in which the governor cannot exercise line item veto authority.[12]

The governor is constitutionally and statutorily required to submit a balanced budget. In turn, the legislature is required by statute to pass a balanced budget.[12]

Cost-benefit analyses

See also: Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Cost-Benefit Study
Map showing results of the Pew-MacArthur cost-benefit study.

The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative released a report in July 2013 indicating that cost-benefit analysis in policymaking led to more effective uses of public funds. Looking at data from 2008 through 2011, the study's authors found that some states were more likely to use cost-benefit analysis, while others were facing challenges and lagging behind the rest of the nation. The challenges states faced included a lack of time, money and technical skills needed to conduct comprehensive cost-benefit analyses. North Carolina was one of the 10 states that used cost-benefit analysis more than the rest of the states with respect to determining return on investment regarding state programs. In addition, these states were more likely to use cost-benefit analysis with respect to large budget areas and when making policy decisions.[13]

Ethics and transparency

Following the Money report

See also: "Following the Money" report, 2014

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a consumer-focused nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., released its annual report on state transparency websites in April 2014. The report, entitled "Following the Money," measured how transparent and accountable state websites are with regard to state government spending.[14] According to the report, North Carolina received a grade of B+ and a numerical score of 88.5, indicating that North Carolina was "advancing" in terms of transparency regarding state spending.[14]

Open States Transparency

See also: Open States' Legislative Data Report Card

The Sunlight Foundation released an "Open Legislative Data Report Card" in March 2013. North Carolina was given a grade of A in the report. The report card evaluated how adequate, complete and accessible legislative data was to the general public. A total of 10 states received an A: Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.[15]

Elections

2014

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.

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives were held in North Carolina on November 6, 2012. All 120 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 29, 2012 and the primary Election Day was May 8, 2012.

During the 2012 election, the total value of contributions to the 290 House candidates was $18,937,780. The top 10 contributors were:[16]


This chamber was mentioned in a November 2012 Pew Center on the States article that addressed supermajorities at stake in the 2012 election. Supermajority generally means a party controls two-thirds of all seats. While it varies from state to state, being in this position gives a party much greater power. Going into the election, Republicans in the North Carolina House have a solid majority and are seeking a supermajority.[17]

The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6 general election.

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elections for the office of North Carolina's House of Representatives were held in North Carolina on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 26, 2010. The primary Election Day was May 4, 2010. The second primary election was held on June 22, 2010.

During the 2010 election, the total value of contributions to the 268 House candidates was $17,390,203. The top 10 contributors were:[18]

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

Elections for the office of North Carolina's House of Representatives were held in North Carolina on November 4, 2008.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 29, 2008. The primary Election Day was May 6, 2008.

During the 2008 election, the total value of contributions to the 233 House candidates was $14,037,756. The top 10 contributors were:[19]

2006

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2006

Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on May 2, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006.

During the 2006 election, the total value of contributions to the 220 House candidates was $15,381,190. The top 10 contributors were:[20]

2004

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2004

Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on July 20, 2004, and a general election on November 2, 2004.

During the 2004 election, the total value of contributions to the 263 House candidates was $14,234,075. The top 10 contributors were:[21]

2002

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2002

Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on June 11, 2002, and a general election on November 5, 2002.

During the 2002 election, the total value of contributions to the 322 House candidates was $11,732,634. The top 10 contributors were:[22]

2000

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2000

Elections for the office of North Carolina's State House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on May 2, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000.

During the 2000 election, the total value of contributions to the 265 House candidates was $12,530,685. The top 10 contributors were:[23]

Qualifications

Article 2, Section 7 of the North Carolina Constitution states: Each Representative, at the time of his election, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the house, the Governor is responsible for selecting a replacement.[24][25] When making the appointment, the Governor must make the selection from a list of recommended candidates submitted by the political party committee that holds the vacant seat.[26] The appointment must be made by the Governor within seven days of receiving the list of recommended candidates. The person selected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[25]

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in North Carolina

Redistricting is the responsibility of the State Legislature. The Governor does not hold veto power. North Carolina is 1 of 16 states whose maps require approval from the U.S. Department of Justice per the Voting Rights Act.

2010 census

North Carolina received its local census data on March 1, 2011, showing concentration of population and political power in cities, particularly Charlotte and Raleigh. The Republican-controlled redistricting process began proper on July 11, 2011, when Republicans released their proposed maps. Each chamber's final map passed through the General Assembly on July 27, 2011. The DOJ pre-cleared the plan on November 1, 2011, but lawsuits followed, as Democrats and community charged that Republicans had illegally packed black voters to weaken their voting power.

Representatives

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 45
     Republican Party 74
     Independent 1
Total 120


The chart below shows the partisan composition of the North Carolina State House of Representatives from 1992-2013.
Partisan composition of the North Carolina State House.PNG

District Map

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the North Carolina Legislature are paid $13,951/year. Per diem is $104/day set by statute. Legislators are allowed up to $559/month for expenses.[27]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

North Carolina legislators assume office the first day of the new General Assembly in January.

Leadership

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body and is elected from among its membership.[28][29]

Current leadership

Current Leadership, North Carolina House of Representatives
Office Representative Party
State Speaker of the House Timothy K. Moore Ends.png Republican
State House Speaker Pro Tempore Paul Stam Ends.png Republican
State House Majority Leader Michael Hager Ends.png Republican
State House Deputy Majority Leader Marilyn Avila Ends.png Republican
State House Majority Whip John Bell Ends.png Republican
Republican Conference Chair Charles Jeter Ends.png Republican
Joint Caucus Leader Patricia Hurley Ends.png Republican
Majority Freshman Leader John Fraley Ends.png Republican
Majority Freshman Whip John R. Bradford III Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Leader Larry Hall Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Deputy Minority Leader Susan Fisher Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Minority Caucus Secretary Bobbie Richardson Electiondot.png Democratic
Democratic Conference Chair Grier Martin Electiondot.png Democratic
Democratic Conference Chair Garland Pierce Electiondot.png Democratic
Freshman Caucus Co-Chair Graig Meyer Electiondot.png Democratic
Freshman Caucus Co-Chair Robert Reives Electiondot.png Democratic

Current members

Current members, North Carolina House of Representatives
District Representative Party Assumed office
1 Bob Steinburg Ends.png Republican 2013
2 Larry Yarborough Ends.png Republican 2015
3 Michael Speciale Ends.png Republican 2013
4 James Dixon Ends.png Republican 2011
5 Howard Hunter III Electiondot.png Democratic 2015
6 Paul Tine Independent Independent 2013
7 Bobbie Richardson Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
8 Susan Martin Ends.png Republican 2013
9 Brian Brown Ends.png Republican 2013
10 John Bell Ends.png Republican 2013
11 Duane Hall Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
12 George Graham Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
13 Patricia McElraft Ends.png Republican 2007
14 George Cleveland Ends.png Republican 2005
15 Phillip Shepard Ends.png Republican 2011
16 Chris Millis Ends.png Republican 2013
17 Frank Iler Ends.png Republican 2009
18 Susi Hamilton Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
19 Ted Davis, Jr. Ends.png Republican 2012
20 Rick Catlin Ends.png Republican 2013
21 Larry Bell Electiondot.png Democratic 2001
22 William Brisson Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
23 Shelly Willingham Electiondot.png Democratic 2015
24 Jean Farmer-Butterfield Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
25 Jeffrey Collins Ends.png Republican 2011
26 N. Leo Daughtry Ends.png Republican 1993
27 Michael Wray Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
28 James Langdon, Jr. Ends.png Republican 2005
29 Larry Hall Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
30 Paul Luebke Electiondot.png Democratic 1991
31 Henry Michaux, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 1983
32 Nathan Baskerville Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
33 Rosa Gill Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
34 Grier Martin Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
35 Chris Malone Ends.png Republican 2013
36 Nelson Dollar Ends.png Republican 2005
37 Paul Stam Ends.png Republican 2003
38 Yvonne Lewis Holley Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
39 Darren Jackson Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
40 Marilyn Avila Ends.png Republican 2007
41 Gale Adcock Electiondot.png Democratic 2015
42 Marvin Lucas, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 2001
43 Elmer Floyd Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
44 Rick Glazier Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
45 John Szoka Ends.png Republican 2013
46 Ken Waddell Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
47 Charles Graham Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
48 Garland Pierce Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
49 Gary Pendleton Ends.png Republican 2014
50 Graig Meyer Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
51 Brad Salmon Electiondot.png Democratic 2015
52 Jamie Boles Ends.png Republican 2009
53 David Lewis, Sr. Ends.png Republican 2003
54 Robert Reives Electiondot.png Democratic 2014
55 Mark Brody Ends.png Republican 2013
56 Verla Insko Electiondot.png Democratic 1997
57 Pricey Harrison Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
58 Ralph Johnson Electiondot.png Democratic 2015
59 Jon Hardister Ends.png Republican 2013
60 Cecil Brockman Electiondot.png Democratic 2015
61 John Faircloth Ends.png Republican 2011
62 John Blust Ends.png Republican 2001
63 Stephen M. Ross Ends.png Republican 2013
64 Dennis Riddell Ends.png Republican 2013
65 Bert Jones Ends.png Republican 2011
66 Ken Goodman Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
67 Justin Burr Ends.png Republican 2009
68 D. Craig Horn Ends.png Republican 2011
69 Dean Arp Ends.png Republican 2013
70 Patricia Hurley Ends.png Republican 2007
71 Evelyn Terry Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
72 Edward Hanes, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
73 Lee Zachary Ends.png Republican 2015
74 Debra Conrad Ends.png Republican 2013
75 Donny C. Lambeth Ends.png Republican 2013
76 Carl Ford Ends.png Republican 2013
77 Harry Warren Ends.png Republican 2011
78 Allen Ray McNeill Ends.png Republican 2013
79 Julia Howard Ends.png Republican 1989
80 Sam Watford Ends.png Republican 2015
81 Rayne Brown Ends.png Republican 2011
82 Larry G. Pittman Ends.png Republican 2011
83 Linda Johnson Ends.png Republican 2001
84 Rena W. Turner Ends.png Republican 2013
85 Josh Dobson Ends.png Republican 2013
86 Hugh Blackwell Ends.png Republican 2009
87 George Robinson Ends.png Republican 2015
88 Rob Bryan Ends.png Republican 2013
89 Mitchell Setzer Ends.png Republican 1999
90 Sarah Stevens Ends.png Republican 2009
91 Bryan Holloway Ends.png Republican 2005
92 Charles Jeter Ends.png Republican 2013
93 Jonathan Jordan Ends.png Republican 2011
94 Jeffrey Elmore Ends.png Republican 2013
95 John Fraley Ends.png Republican 2015
96 Jay Adams Ends.png Republican 2015
97 Jason Saine Ends.png Republican 2011
98 John R. Bradford III Ends.png Republican 2015
99 Rodney Moore Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
100 Tricia Cotham Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
101 Beverly Earle Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
102 Becky Carney Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
103 William Brawley Ends.png Republican 2011
104 Dan Bishop Ends.png Republican 2015
105 Jacqueline Schaffer Ends.png Republican 2013
106 Carla Cunningham Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
107 Kelly Alexander, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
108 John Torbett Ends.png Republican 2011
109 Dana Bumgardner Ends.png Republican 2013
110 Kelly Hastings Ends.png Republican 2011
111 Timothy K. Moore Ends.png Republican 2003
112 Michael Hager Ends.png Republican 2011
113 Chris Whitmire Ends.png Republican 2013
114 Susan Fisher Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
115 John Ager Electiondot.png Democratic 2015
116 Brian Turner Electiondot.png Democratic 2015
117 Charles McGrady Ends.png Republican 2011
118 Michele D. Presnell Ends.png Republican 2013
119 Joe Sam Queen Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
120 Roger West Ends.png Republican 2001

Standing committees

The North Carolina house has 38 standing committees.

History

Partisan balance 1992-2013

Who Runs the States Project
See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, North Carolina
Partisan breakdown of the North Carolina legislature from 1992-2013

From 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the North Carolina State House of Representatives for 15 years while the Republicans were the majority for seven years. The final three years of the study depicted a shift from Democrat to Republican control in the North Carolina House with the final year being a Republican trifecta.

Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states had divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of North Carolina, the North Carolina State Senate and the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of North Carolina state government(1992-2013).PNG

SQLI and partisanship

To read the full report on the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI) in PDF form, click here.

The chart below depicts the partisanship of the North Carolina state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. During the years of the study, North Carolina experienced many years under a Democratic trifecta, from 1993-1994 and from 1999-2010. In 2013, however, this trend switched, and the state experienced a Republican trifecta instead. North Carolina's SQLI rating was in the 30s for most of the years of the study, with its lowest ranking in 2003, finishing 41st. However, in more recent years of the study, the state's ranking improved. Its highest ranking was 11th in 2011 during a divided government.

  • SQLI average with Democratic trifecta: 30.08
  • SQLI average with Republican trifecta: N/A
  • SQLI average with divided government: 30.89
Chart displaying the partisanship of North Carolina government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).

See also

External links

References

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