Phil Berger

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Phil Berger
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North Carolina State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAverett University (1980)
Associate'sDanville Community College (1978)
J.D.Wake Forest (1983)
Personal
ProfessionAttorney, The Berger Law Firm, Private Company
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Phil Berger is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. Berger currently serves as State Senate President Pro Tempore.

Berger is a potential 2014 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.[1]

Biography

Berger is an attorney with The Berger Law Firm.

Committee assignments

2013-2013

As President Pro Tempore, Berger does not serve on any committees. He appoints Senate members to their respective committees.

2011-2012

As President Pro Tempore, Berger does not serve on any committees. He appoints Senate members to their respective committees.

2009-2010

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

Issues

DOT Contingency Fund

Due to the lack of oversight and limits on its use, the North Carolina Department of Transportation Contingency Fund was identified as a slush fund and an example of cronyism by the John Locke Foundation. Reduced from $15 million to $12 million in 2010, Berger controls $4 million of this fund in his role as State Senate President Pro Tempore. House Speaker Thom Tillis and DOT Secretary Tony Tata also each control $4 million.[2]

Recognition

In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Berger one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.[3]

Regulatory Reform

Berger promised a 2012 meeting of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, as summarized by the Carolina Journal, that regulatory "reforms would continue until regulations in North Carolina are lean, fair, equitable, and help rather than hurt citizens, taxpayers, and business."[4]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in North Carolina, 2014

Berger is a potential 2014 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.[1]

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Berger defeated Bobby Coffer in the May 8 Republican primary. He defeated Bobby R. Stanley (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

North Carolina State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Berger Incumbent 61.1% 58,276
     Democratic Bobby R. Stanley 38.9% 37,092
Total Votes 95,368
North Carolina State Senate District 26 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Berger Incumbent 87.1% 19,414
Bobby Coffer 12.9% 2,874
Total Votes 22,288

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Berger won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 26. He was unopposed in the general election.[7]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 26 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Berger (R) 43,952 100%

Berger was not opposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[8]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Berger won re-election to the 26th district in the North Carolina State Senate. Berger had no challenger. [9]

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Berger collected $614,743 in donations.[10]

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phil Berger's campaign in 2010
North Carolina Republican Party$10,299
North Carolina Association Of Realtors$9,250
Duke Energy$8,000
John Fennebresque$8,000
AT&T$8,000
Total Raised in 2010 $614,743

2008

In 2008, Berger collected $209,287 in donations.[11]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Progress Energy $8,000
North Carolina Medical Society $8,000
North Carolina Association of Realtors $8,000
Duke Energy $8,000
Citizens for Higher Educations $8,000

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North Carolina State Senate District 26
2001–present
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