W.A. Wilkins

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W.A. Wilkins
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 2
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives District 55
2005 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1966
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1962-1968
Personal
Birthday01/31/1941
Place of birthRoxboro, NC
ProfessionRetired
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
W.A. Wilkins (b. January 31, 1941) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Wilkins received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1966. He is a retired writer and editor. Wilkins served in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserves from 1962 to 1968.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Appropriations
Education
Government
State Personnel, Vice Chair
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wilkins served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilkins ran for re-election in 2012. Redistricting moved him from District 55 to District 2. He defeated Jason Jenkins and District 32 incumbent Jim Crawford in the May 8, 2012 Democratic primary. Wilkins defeated Timothy Karan (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngW.A. Wilkins Incumbent 56.7% 20,398
     Republican Timothy Karan 43.3% 15,587
Total Votes 35,985
North Carolina House of Representatives District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngW. A. Wilkins 55.7% 6,000
James Crawford, Jr. 36.9% 3,977
Jason Jenkins 7.3% 791
Total Votes 10,768

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Wilkins won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He defeated his two primary opponents, Robert Standish and Fred Foster, and was slated to be challenged by Lawrence Yarborough (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010. However, Yarborough dropped out in July 2010.[2][3]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 55 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png W.A. Wilkins (D) 16,619 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Wilkins won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[4] $24,314 was raised for this campaign.[5] He ran unopposed.

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 55
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png W.A. Wilkins (D) 27,774

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Wilkins was up for re-election, he collected $82,505 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to W.A. Wilkins's campaign in 2010
Jim Crawford Campaign For North Carolina House$4,000
Triangle Orthopaedic Associates Pa$4,000
Stoval, Mary$4,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina$4,000
Stovall, James E$4,000
Total Raised in 2010 $82,505

2008

In 2008, Wilkins collected $24,314 in donations.[7]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
CITIZENS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION $3,000
NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC HOUSE CMTE $2,992
CRITICAL HEALTH SYSTEMS OF NORTH CAROLINA $2,000

Personal

Wilkins and his wife, Frances, have two children. They currently reside in Roxboro, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 55
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Mark Brody (R)
Preceded by
Timothy Spear (D)
North Carolina House - District 2
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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