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Thom Tillis
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 98
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland
Personal
ProfessionManagement Consultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thom Tillis is the Republican Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 98. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Tillis is a 2014 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.[1] Tillis is not running for re-election to the state house in 2014.

Biography

Tillis received a B.S. from the University of Maryland University College. He has worked as a management consultant and business executive.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tillis was not appointed to a standing committee.

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tillis was not appointed to a standing committee.

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tillis served on the following committees:

Issues

Recognition

In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Tillis one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.[2]

Elections

2014

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

Tillis is a 2014 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, for the seat currently occupied by Democrat Kay Hagan.[1] Tillis announced on May 30, 2013 that he would run for the seat.[3] He won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 6, 2014.

U.S. Senate, North Carolina Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThom Tillis 45.7% 223,174
Greg Brannon 27.1% 132,630
Mark Harris 17.5% 85,727
Heather Grant 4.7% 22,971
Jim Snyder 1.9% 9,414
Ted Alexander 1.9% 9,258
Alex Bradshaw 0.7% 3,528
Edward Kryn 0.4% 1,853
Total Votes 488,555
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections

Endorsements

Tillis has been endorsed by the following:

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tillis ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[14]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 98, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThom Tillis Incumbent 100% 27,971
Total Votes 27,971

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Tillis won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was initially challenged by Jacquelyn Smith (D) in the general election but she withdrew.[15]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 98 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thom Tillis (R) 23,540 100%

2008

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Tillis won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[16] $43,050 was raised for this campaign.[17] He ran unopposed.

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 98
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thom Tillis (R) 38,875

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tillis is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Tillis raised a total of $2,244,703 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 3, 2013.[18]

Thom Tillis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 98 Won $1,654,609
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 98 Won $397,340
2008 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 98 Won $43,050
2006 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 98 Won $149,704
Grand Total Raised $2,244,703

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Tillis' reports.[19]

Thom Tillis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$0.00$277,922.08$(22,916.56)$255,005.52
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2013$255,005.52$811,675.98$(227,964.43)$838,717.07
Year-End[22]April 15, 2014$838,717.07$714,326.17$(266,132.65)$1,286,910.59
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$1,286,910.59$1,308,066.86$(1,272,540.04)$1,322,437.41
Pre-Primary[24]April 21, 2014$1,322,437.41$151,611.47$(406,189.80)$1,067,859.08
July Quarterly[25]July 15, 2014$1,067,859.08$1,500,510.39$(1,039,092.53)$1,529,276.94
October Quarterly[26]October 15, 2014$1,529,276.94$3,389,157.99$(2,719,149.12)$2,199,285.81
Pre-General[27]October 20, 2014$2,199,285.81$902,080.67$(1,971,186.95)$1,130,179.53
Running totals
$9,055,351.61$(7,925,172.08)

2012

Tillis won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tillis raised a total of $1,654,609.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thom Tillis's campaign in 2012
Marion, Randy$8,000
Rj Reynolds Tobacco$8,000
Lowes Companies$8,000
North Carolina Healthcare Facilities Association$8,000
Shelton, Charles M$8,000
Total Raised in 2012$1,654,609
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tillis won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tillis raised a total of $397,340.

Personal

Tillis and his wife, Susan, have two children.

Controversies

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, Tillis controls $4 million of this fund in his role as Speaker of the House. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and DOT Secretary Tony Tata also each control $4 million.[28]

Welfare comments

Tillis came under fire in mid-October 2011 following comments he made at a town meeting where he suggested the state "find a way to divide and conquer" citizens on welfare. Tillis responded, saying he made a "poor choice of words" but stood by other comments he made, including the possibility of drug-testing those receiving public assistance as well as all government workers.[29]

At the meeting in question, Tillis said tight budgets necessitate difficult decisions. He went on to compare welfare for "a woman in a wheelchair" to that for an unmarried mother:

"At some point, we'll have to say, 'First kid, we'll give you a pass. Second, third or fourth kid, you're on your own. What we have to do is find a way to divide and conquer the people who are on assistance. We have to show respect for that woman who has cerebral palsy and had no choice in her condition that needs help and we should help.

And we need to get those folks to look down at those people who choose to get into a position that makes them dependent on the government and say at some point, 'You're on your own. We may end up taking care of those babies but we're not going to take care of you.'"[30]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Southern Political Report, "North Carolina: GOPers Circling Around Hagan" Accessed May 23, 2013
  2. Governing, "GOP Legislators to Watch," May 24, 2011
  3. Associated Press, "APNewsBreak: Tillis says he'll run for US Senate" Accessed June 3, 2013
  4. The Hill, "Jeb Bush to endorse Tillis in North Carolina," accessed April 30, 2014
  5. ABC Local, "Governor Pat McCrory endorses Thom Tillis in Senate race," accessed April 30, 2014
  6. WNCT, "US Chamber of Commerce backs Tillis in NC race," accessed April 30, 2014
  7. National Right to Life News, "NRL Endorses House Speaker Thom Tillis, early voting in North Carolina has begun," accessed April 30, 2014
  8. Charlotte Observer, "NRA endorses U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis," accessed May 1, 2014
  9. Washington Post, "North Carolina is central to the fight for Senate control," accessed May 1, 2014
  10. News Observer, "Utah Sen. Mike Lee endorses Greg Brannon in contested Senate primary," accessed May 1, 2014
  11. Newsmax, "McConnell Headlines Fundraiser for NC Senate Hopeful Tillis," accessed May 1, 2014
  12. Washington Times, "Harris, Tillis gets endorsement in NC Senate race," accessed May 1, 2014
  13. The Huffington Post, "Mitt Romney Endorses Thom Tillis In Critical GOP Primary," accessed May 6, 2014
  14. North Carolina Board of Elections, "Candidate lists," accessed March 5, 2012
  15. Official North Carolina Election Results, 2010
  16. North Carolina House of Representatives official election results for 2008
  17. "2008 campaign contributions"
  18. followthemoney.org, "Tillis, Thom" Accessed September 3, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Thom Tillis Summary Report," accessed May 8, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Thom Tillis July Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Thom Tillis October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Thom Tillis Year-End," accessed May 8, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Thom Tillis April Quarterly," accessed May 8, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Thom Tillis Pre-Primary," accessed November 25, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Thom Tillis July Quarterly," accessed November 25, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Thom Tillis October Quarterly," accessed November 25, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Thom Tillis Pre-General," accessed November 25, 2014
  28. Jon Sanders, John Locke Foundation, "Carolina Cronyism: Introduction, Overview, and Reform," July 2012, pp. 15-16
  29. Miami Herald, "North Carolina politician under fire for comments on welfare recipients," October 13, 2011
  30. Charlotte Observer, "Rep. Tillis criticized for drug test idea," October 13, 2011
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