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William Rabon
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North Carolina State Senate District 8
In office
January 26, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
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'sNorth Carolina State University
OtherVMD, University of Georgia (1976)
Office website
Campaign website
William Rabon is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Rabon earned his Bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia.[1] He is the Vice Chair of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees and is a partner in multiple animal hospitals.

Committee assignments


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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011
Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Appropriations on Department of Transportation
Appropriations/Base Budget
Rules and Operations of the Senate


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


Campaign themes


Rabon's website mentioned the following issues:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Bill is a small businessman who has created good jobs for local people for decades, and as our Senator, he will recruit new industries to southeastern North Carolina."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Bill opposes future tax increases and supports a significant reduction in the state’s corporate and personal tax rates. Good budget management is key to revitalizing North Carolina, and Bill is prepared to provide leadership we need in this crucial task."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Bill will commit to achieving greater affordable access to quality healthcare for all North Carolinians."
  • Honest Government
Excerpt: "Bill will fight to increase oversight into the legislative and executive branches of state government. Bill will work to create a culture of clean government and high ethical standards, and he will conduct all state business in a fashion that the citizens of southeastern North Carolina can be proud of."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Bill supports making our education system one that focuses on preparing the student for the global economy. Bill will fight to pay teachers a competitive salary so North Carolina attracts and retains the best and brightest educators."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "North Carolina has been too lenient for too long in turning a blind eye to illegal immigration, and as our State Senator, Bill Rabon will fight to stop it."
  • Clean Air and Water
Excerpt: "Bill will fight to protect our rivers, streams, lakes and ocean. Bill will pursue policies which foster beautiful beaches, forests and parks."



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Rabon ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8. He defeated Danny Hefner (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

North Carolina State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Rabon Incumbent 60% 58,282
     Democratic Danny Hefner 40% 38,919
Total Votes 97,201


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Rabon defeated Edward Redwine (D) in the November 2 general election to North Carolina State Senate district 8.[3]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Rabon (R) 46,216 63.55%
David Redwine (D) 26,511 36.45%

Rabon defeated Bettie Fennel in the May 4 Democratic primary by a margin of 9,406-4,669. [4]

North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Rabon 9,406
Bettie Fennel 4,669

Rabon led Redwine in polling released by the John W. Pope Civitas Institute prior to the election. The poll showed Rabon with a 19-point lead over Redwine.[5] Both Rabon and Redwine campaigned on the need for cutting government spending to balance an expected $3 billion deficit.[6]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Rabon raised a total of $516,192 in campaign contributions.[7]

His six largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Republican Party $141,470
Rabon, William P $40,000
Rabon, William Peter $33,000
McNulty, William $8,000
Powell, Michael D $8,000
Edwards, Rick $8,000

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Preceded by
R.C. Soles, Jr. (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 8
Succeeded by