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William R. Purcell

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William R. Purcell
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North Carolina State Senate District 25
Former member
In office
1997 - 2013
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
AppointedJuly 23, 1997
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Medical Corps
ProfessionRetired doctor
Office website
William R. Purcell is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 25 from 1997 to 2013.

Purcell was appointed to the North Carolina State Senate in July of 1997.

Purcell is a retired pediatrician.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Purcell won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 25, defeating Patrick Phibbs (R).[1]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 25 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William R. Purcell (D) 23,363 51.25%
Patrick Phibbs (R) 22,219 48.75%

Purcell was not opposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[2]


On November 4, 2008, Purcell was re-elected to the 25th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Janice Abernathy (R). [3] Purcell raised $143,678 for her campaign, while Abernathy raised $5,555. [4]

North Carolina Senate, District 25 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Purcell (D) 42,760
Janice Abernathy (R) 27,519

Campaign donors


In 2010, Purcell collected $127,025 in donations.[5]

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William R. Purcell's campaign in 2010
North Carolina Medical Society$8,000
North Carolina Democratic Party$5,958
North Carolina Hospital Association$4,000
Northeast Anesthesia & Pain Specialists$4,000
Presbyterian Anesthesia Associates$4,000
Total Raised in 2010 $127,025


In 2008, Purcell collected $143,678 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Democratic Party $11,446
North Carolina Medical Society $8,000
Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants $6,000
Citizens for Higher Education $6,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals $4,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
North Carolina State Senate District 25
Succeeded by
Gene McLaurin (D)