The Green Papers: North Carolina 2015 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:9,565,781 (3.09% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:15(2.79% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:13(2.99% of 435)
Capital:Raleigh
 

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North Carolina State and Local Government

North Carolina 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


If no candidate receives 40% of the vote in the North Carolina 6 May 2014 primary, the two leading candidates proceed to a run off.


HB 373, introduced by state Representatives Riddell, Whitmire, Brockman, and Iler on 26 March 2015, would move the 2016 Partisan and Presidential Primaries to 15 March 2016. The Partisan run-off would be 24 May 2016 (if a run-off is needed for either the United States Senate or the United States House of Representatives) otherwise the run-off would be 3 May 2016. Signed in law by Governor Patrick "Pat" McCrory (Republican) on 30 September 2015.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Thomas Roland "Thom" Tillis
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Class 3 Republican Senator Richard M. Burr
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2010.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected: 1994; re-elected: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002.)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Kevin Day Griffin
FEC S6NC00274
    Democratic     Dave McCoy - apparently not a candidate
25 June 2015: Filed a termination report with the FEC.

FEC S6NC00258
  Candidate Democratic     Spring Lake Mayor Chris V. Rey
FEC S6NC00282
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Deborah K. Ross
FEC S6NC00266
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman Heath Shuler
First elected to the U.S. House 2006; re-elected 2008, 2010. Did not see re-election in 2012.
?
    Republican     William Hobert "Will" Blakley - apparently not a candidate
21 July 2015: Filed a termination report with the FEC.

FEC S8NC00254
  Candidate Republican     Senator Richard M. Burr
FEC S4NC00089; 30 Sep 15; Tot $4,830,689; Dsb $831,188
  Candidate Republican     Larry Holmquist
  Candidate Republican     former Superior Court Judge Paul Wright
  Candidate Libertarian     Sean Haugh
  Candidate Independent     Mohammad Abous Sabur Nasiri
FEC S6NC00290

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Patrick "Pat" McCrory
First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General Roy Cooper
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Kenneth "Ken" Spaulding
  Candidate Republican     Governor Patrick "Pat" McCrory
    Libertarian     Kenneth Hale "Ken" Fortenberry - apparently not a candidate
circa 8 August 2015: "... I have come to the conclusion that the financial support necessary for me to run an effective campaign into the general election simply is not going to be there ...."

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Linda Coleman
  Candidate Democratic     Buncombe County Commissioner Holly Jones
  Candidate Democratic     Ronald "Ron" Newton
  Candidate Democratic     Robert E. Wilson

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined);
10 Republican (10 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr.
First elected in Special Election, 20 July 2004, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Frank W. Ballance, Jr.- effective 11 June 2004.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr.
FEC H4NC01046; 30 Sep 15; Tot $362,766; Dsb $285,240

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Renee Jacisin Ellmers
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Kay Daly
FEC H6NC02122; 30 Sep 15; Tot $31,226; Dsb $10,417
  Candidate Republican     James "Jim" Duncan
FEC H6NC02114; 30 Sep 15; Tot $291,205; Dsb $84,042
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Renee Jacisin Ellmers
FEC H0NC02059; 30 Sep 15; Tot $715,747; Dsb $456,650
  Candidate Republican     Frank Roche
FEC H0NC04147; 30 Sep 15; Tot $20,181; Dsb $12,677

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr.
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     William Taylor "Taylor" Griffin
FEC H6NC03146; 30 Sep 15; Tot $117,424; Dsb $11,470
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr.
FEC H2NC01081; 30 Sep 15; Tot $200,421; Dsb $146,452
  Candidate Republican     Philip Joseph "Phil" Law
FEC H6NC03138; 30 Sep 15; Tot $94,416; Dsb $50,070

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman David Eugene Price
Returned to House: 1996
[previously served in House]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman David Eugene Price
FEC H6NC04037; 30 Sep 15; Tot $202,313; Dsb $211,568
  Candidate Republican     Sue Googe
FEC H6NC04151

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman Virginia Ann Foxx
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Patricia Margaret "Pattie" Curran
FEC H6NC05117; 30 Sep 15; Tot $33,130; Dsb $30,741
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Virginia Ann Foxx
FEC H4NC05146; 30 Sep 15; Tot $432,485; Dsb $149,547

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Guilford County Commissioner Bruce Davis
  Candidate Democratic     Powell Watkins "Pete" Glidewell, III
FEC H6NC06099
  Candidate Republican     Christopher Wesley "Chris" Hardin
FEC H6NC06107
  Candidate Republican     Kenn Kopf
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker
FEC H4NC06052; 30 Sep 15; Tot $251,470; Dsb $96,166

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman David Cheston Rouzer
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman David Cheston Rouzer
FEC H2NC07096; 30 Sep 15; Tot $598,190; Dsb $262,538

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
FEC H2NC08185; 30 Sep 15; Tot $541,041; Dsb $421,207
  Candidate Independent     Bailey Wayne Tuttle
FEC H6NC08137

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9 Republican Congressman Robert M. Pittenger
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Fernando Christian "Christian" Cano, Jr.
FEC H6NC09184
  Candidate Democratic     Scott Kazura
  Candidate Republican     John Gunther Burk, Jr.
?

FEC H6NC09168
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Robert M. Pittenger
FEC H2NC09134; 30 Sep 15; Tot $280,907; Dsb $283,580
  Candidate Republican     George Rouco
FEC H6NC09176; 30 Sep 15; Tot $51,130; Dsb $5,065

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman Patrick Timothy McHenry
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Carl Andrew "Andy" Millard
FEC H6NC10158; 30 Sep 15; Tot $65,383; Dsb $54,760
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Patrick Timothy McHenry
FEC H4NC10047; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,204,905; Dsb $840,805

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 11 Republican Congressman Mark Randal Meadows
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bryson City Alderman Frederick E. "Rick" Bryson
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Mark Randal Meadows
FEC H2NC11080; 30 Sep 15; Tot $216,035; Dsb $192,776

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 12 Democratic Congressman Alma Shealey Adams
First elected in concurrent general and special elections [re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Melvin L. "Mel" Watt (Democratic)]: 4 November 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Alma Shealey Adams
FEC H4NC12100; 30 Sep 15; Tot $244,570; Dsb $106,385
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Malcolm Graham

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 13 Republican Congressman George Edward Bell Holding
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman George Edward Bell Holding
FEC H2NC13110; 30 Sep 15; Tot $629,953; Dsb $397,256
  Candidate Independent     Nicholas Tolerton
FEC H6NC13038

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Lottery Commissioner Abraham "AJ" Daoud

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 5 October 2013: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2016.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Timothy "Tim" Dunn
  Candidate Republican     state Senator E. S. "Buck" Newton
  Candidate Republican     Forsyth County District Attorney James R. "Jim" O'Neill

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Treasurer Janet Cowell
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - Will not run for re-election in 2016.
 Candidate list
    Democratic     Treasurer Janet Cowell - apparently not a candidate
Will not run for re-election in 2016.
  Candidate Democratic     Ron Elmer

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Auditor Beth A. Wood
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner Steven W. "Steve" Troxler
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner George W. "Wayne" Goodwin
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Heather Grant
  Candidate Republican     Ron Pierce

Commissioner of Labor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Labor Commissioner Cherie Killian Berry
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     former Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent June St. Clair Atkinson
First elected 2004 in a contested election which was decided by the State Legislature August 2005; re-elected: 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Jane Whitehurst
  Candidate Democratic     Henry J. Pankey
  Candidate Republican     Forsyth County School Board Member Mark Johnson
  Candidate Republican     Rosemary Stein
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 9 incumbents, 24 candidates
  Republican: 16 incumbents, 33 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/nc/stgovt/preconst.htm
Election Authority
  North Carolina State Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  North Carolina General Assembly
  North Carolina General Assembly - House
  North Carolina General Assembly - Senate
  North Carolina General Statutes
Democratic
  North Carolina Democratic Party
Republican
  North Carolina House Republicans
  North Carolina Republican Party
Third Party
  Charlotte Area Green Party
  Conservative Party USA North Carolina
  Constitution Party of North Carolina
  Justice Party of North Carolina
  Libertarian Party of North Carolina
  North Carolina Green Party
  North Carolina Right To Life
  The Unity Party of North Carolina
Media & others
  Asheville Citizen-Times
  Chapel Hill News
  Concord and Kannapolis Independent Tribune
  Daily Herald - Roanoke Rapids
  DMOZ - North Carolina
  Goldsboro News-Argus
  Hickory Daily Record
  Mooresville Tribune
  Mount Olive Tribune
  News & Record - Greensboro
  NewsLink.org - North Carolina
  newsobserver.com - Raleigh - Durham - Cary - Chapel Hill
  Politics1.com - North Carolina
  Star-News - Wilmington
  Statesville Record and Landmark
  The Charlotte Observer
  The Courier-Tribune - Asheboro
  The Daily News - Jacksonville
  The Herald-Sun - Durham
  The McDowell News
  The Morganton News Herald
  The New Bern Sun Journal
  The Pilot - Southern Pines
  The Star - Shelby
  Winston-Salem Journal

 


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