Ralph Hise

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Ralph Hise
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North Carolina State Senate District 47
In office
January 26, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAppalachian State University (2000)
Master'sNorth Carolina State University (2003)
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Ralph Hise is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Hise earned his Bachelor's degree in Statistics from Appalachian State University in 2000. He later earned a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University in 2003. Hise is currently the Mayor of the Town of Spruce Pine and an institutional planning and assessment officer at Mayland Community College.[1]

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on Health and Human Services
Health Care
Pensions & Retirement & Aging
Rules and Operations of the Senate


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



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Hise ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary and defeated Phil Feagan (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

North Carolina State Senate, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hise Incumbent 56.5% 46,415
     Democratic Phil Feagan 43.5% 35,799
Total Votes 82,214


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Hise won election to the North Carolina State Senate District 47 in the November 2 general election. Hise defeated incumbent Joe Sam Queen (D).[3]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 47 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ralph Hise (R) 31,846 55.82%
Joe Sam Queen (D) 25,209 44.18%
North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 47 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ralph Hise 4,864
Tamera Frank 4,156
Andrew Webb 3,906

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Hise raised a total of $547,187 in campaign contributions.[4]

His twelve largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Republican Party $401,470
Pope, Joyce Wilkins $4,000
North Carolina Medical Society $4,000
Bender, Bridget H $4,000
Pope, Amanda Joyce $4,000
Blue Ridge Bone & Joint Clinic Physicians Advocacy Cmte $4,000
Pope, Katherine $4,000
Bender, Mike $4,000
Pope, James Arthur $4,000
Branch Banking & Trust Corp $4,000
Petro, Jeff $4,000
Carolina Mountain Emergency Medicine $4,000


Hise and his wife, Linn, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Sam Queen (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 47
Succeeded by