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===District 50===
 
===District 50===

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North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
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North Carolina State Senate2012 North Carolina House Elections
Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate were held in North Carolina on November 6, 2012. A total of 50 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 29, 2012. The primary election day was May 8, 2012. The primary runoff took place on July 17, 2012.

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the North Carolina State Senate:

North Carolina State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 19 18
     Republican Party 31 32
Total 50 50

Incumbents retiring

A total of 11 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Bob Atwater Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 18
Charlie Smith Dannelly Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 38
David Rouzer Ends.png Republican Senate District 12
Donald Vaughan Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 27
Eric Mansfield Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 21
Harris Blake Ends.png Republican Senate District 22
Jean Preston Ends.png Republican Senate District 2
Linda Garrou Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 32
Richard Stevens Ends.png Republican Senate District 17
Wes Westmoreland Ends.png Republican Senate District 46
William R. Purcell Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 25

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in North Carolina in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 129 $15,133,676
2010 137 $18,614,595
2008 115 $15,991,201
2006 99 $14,697,182
2004 137 $13,819,791
2002 172 $12,996,012
2000 111 $9,180,706

During the 2012 election, the total contributions to the 129 Senate candidates was $15,133,676. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2012 Donors, North Carolina State Senate
Donor Amount
North Carolina Republican Party $2,872,503
North Carolina Democratic Party $301,275
Randy Ramsey $257,908
Nationwide $138,000
NC State Democratic Caucus $135,584
North Carolina Medical Society $112,250
North Carolina Hospital Association $106,250
North Carolina Association of Realtors $105,750
North Carolina Farm Bureau $103,200
North Carolina Republican Senate Caucus $97,735

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in North Carolina

The Republican-controlled General Assembly approved final redistricting maps on July 27, 2011. Although the Department of Justice pre-cleared the maps as it is their legal responsibility to do for North Carolina under the Voting Rights Act, lawsuits followed from Democrats and community groups arguing that the maps engaged in political and racial gerrymandering, and unnecessarily split counties. The suits were later consolidated. Though the elections were given the go-ahead, and the political gerrymandering claims were dismissed, the suit remains pending.[3]

Using a method developed by Charlie Cook, Catawba College Professor Michael Bitzer calculated the political make-up of the finalized districts. Using the presidential vote in 2004 and 2008, he divided seats into "likely," "lean," and "toss-up." In the House, Bitzer found that 36 of the new districts were likely Republican wins while 30 were likely Democratic wins. In addition, he found that 37 seats leaned Republican while only six seats leaned Democrat. Overall, 11 House seats were toss-ups. In the State Senate, Bitzer identified 14 districts that were likely wins for each party. However, he identified 17 seats that leaned Republican while only two seats leaned Democrat. There were three Senate toss-ups.[4]

Qualifications

Article 2, Section 6 of the North Carolina Constitution states: Each Senator, at the time of his election, shall be not less than 25 years of age, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the State as a citizen for two years and in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stan M. White: 43,714
Republican Party Bill Cook: 43,735 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Note: Incumbent Jean Preston (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Greg Muse: 31,479
Republican Party Norman Sanderson, Jr.: 53,873 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clark Jenkins: 65,851 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Ed Jones Approveda Incumbent Jones first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Jones: 63,666 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Warren Scott Nail: 24,363

District 5

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald Davis: 59,648 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Harry Brown Approveda Incumbent Brown first assumed office in 2005.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Harry Brown: 38,572 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Louis M. Pate, Jr.: 60,120 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Bill Rabon Approveda Incumbent Rabon first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Danny Hefner: 39,919
Republican Party Bill Rabon: 58,282 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Thom Goolsby Approveda Incumbent Goolsby first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Deb Butler: 44,817
Republican Party Thom Goolsby: 52,955 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brent Jackson: 48,772 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clarence A. Bender: 34,291
Republican Party Buck Newton: 53,127 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Note: Incumbent David Rouzer (R) did not seek re-election. Instead, he ran for to the U.S. House.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
July 17 Republican primary runoff:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brad Salmon: 36,337
Republican Party Ronald Rabin: 37,809 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Walters: 46,974 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party W. Bernard White, Jr.: 17,770

District 14

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Blue, Jr.: 72,652 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Neal Hunt Approveda Incumbent Hunt first assumed office in 2005.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sig Hutchinson: 40,050
Republican Party Neal Hunt: 61,981 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Josh Stein Approveda Incumbent Stein first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Josh Stein: 69,405 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Note: Incumbent Richard Stevens (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Erv Portman: 49,298
Republican Party Tamara Barringer: 57,101 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Note: Incumbent Bob Atwater (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Doug Berger Approveda Incumbent Berger first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Doug Berger: 40,897
Republican Party Chad Barefoot: 51,873 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party George Tatum: 31,936
Republican Party Wesley Meredith: 37,308 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Floyd B. McKissick, Jr.: 75,673 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Note: Incumbent Eric Mansfield (D) did not seek re-election. Instead he ran for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
July 17 Democratic primary runoff:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert B. Clark III: 57,805 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Note: Incumbent Harris Blake (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Woodard: 67,484 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Milton Holmes: 35,730

District 23

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ellie Kinnaird: 71,919 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Carter: 35,467

District 24

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Rick Gunn Approveda Incumbent Gunn first assumed office in 2011.
Libertarian Party May 8 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Libertarian Party Brandon Black: 13,605
Republican Party Rick Gunn: 51,230 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Note: Incumbent William R. Purcell (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gene McLaurin: 44,560 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gene McIntyre: 39,506

District 26

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bobby R. Stanley: 37,092
Republican Party Philip E. Berger: 58,276 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Note: Incumbent Donald Vaughan (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Note: Dan Miller appeared on initial lists but was not on the final primary ballot.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Myra Slone: 41,870
Republican Party Trudy Wade: 56,865 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gladys A. Robinson: 80,689 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jerry W. Tillman: 65,000 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Don W. East Approveda Incumbent East first assumed office in 2005.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ric Marshall: 27,416
Republican Party Don W. East: 49,417 Green check mark transparent.png East passed away in October 2012, but his name still appeared on the ballot. However, he was replaced by Shirley Randleman, with any votes cast for East going to Randleman.[5]

District 31

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Delmas Parker: 32,298
Republican Party Peter Samuel Brunstetter: 71,806 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Note: Incumbent Linda Garrou (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Earline W. Parmon: 57,803 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Reginald Reid: 21,387

District 33

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Stan Bingham: 61,664 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Andrew C. Brock: 62,728 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Wyatt Tucker Approveda Incumbent Tucker first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Wyatt Tucker: 62,213 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr.: 60,957 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel Clodfelter: 51,376 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Alan Vadini: 25,325

District 38

Note: Incumbent Charlie Dannelly (D) initially declared for re-election but he withdrew prior to the primary.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joel Ford: 65,715 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Rivette: 16,214

District 39

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Bob Rucho Approveda Incumbent Rucho first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack Flynn: 38,025
Republican Party Bob Rucho: 61,006 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Malcolm Graham: 63,925 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Earl Lyndon Philip: 12,075

District 41

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
July 17 Republican primary runoff:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jeff Tarte: 64,153 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Inglefield: 29,757
Republican Party Austin Allran: 54,128 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kathy Harrington: 57,752 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
July 17 Republican primary runoff:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ross Bulla: 31,197
Republican Party David Curtis: 60,167 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roy J. Carter: 32,913
Republican Party Dan Soucek: 50,848 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Note: Incumbent Wes Westmoreland (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party May 8 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John T. McDevitt: 32,409
Republican Party Warren Daniel: 43,904 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Richard C. Evey: 2,144

District 47

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Ralph Hise Approveda Incumbent Hise first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Phil Feagan: 35,799
Republican Party Ralph Hise: 46,415 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom Apodaca: 62,736 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Martin L. Nesbitt: 61,826 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party R.L. Clark: 37,953

District 50

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Jim Davis Approveda Incumbent Davis first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Snow: 37,873
Republican Party Jim Davis: 50,421 Green check mark transparent.png

See also

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