The Green Papers: North Carolina 2017 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


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


SB 655 would move the date of the Presidential and Statewide Primaries from 15 March 2016 to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March. In 2016, the Legislature specified the exact date.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Thomas Roland "Thom" Tillis
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Eva F. Lee
FEC S0NC00277

Class 3 Republican Senator Richard Mauze Burr
Served in U.S. House- first elected: 1994; re-elected: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2004; re-elected: 2010, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Roy Asberry Cooper
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" Forest
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined);
10 Republican (10 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th 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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr.
FEC H4NC01046; 30 Sep 17; Tot $256,232; Dsb $288,275

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  George Edward Bell Holding
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (9) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Linda Coleman
FEC H8NC02110
  Candidate Democratic     Robb Fluet
  Candidate Democratic     Wendy Ella May
FEC H8NC02078
  Candidate Democratic     Justin K. Miller
FEC H8NC02128
  Candidate Democratic     Dan Murphy
FEC H8NC02052
  Candidate Democratic     Ken Romley
FEC H8NC02094; 30 Sep 17; Tot $254,455; Dsb $20,150
    Democratic     Sam Searcy - apparently not a candidate
4 December 2017: Running for state Senate.

FEC H8NC02086; 30 Sep 17; Tot $576,181; Dsb $70,505
  Candidate Republican     Gregory Allen "Allen" Chesser, II
FEC H8NC02102; 30 Sep 17; Tot $310; Dsb $306
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  George Edward Bell Holding
FEC H2NC13110; 30 Sep 17; Tot $792,080; Dsb $585,969
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Timmy Wayne Strickland
FEC H8NC02060

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  Walter B. Jones, Jr.
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Craven County Commissioner  Scott Charles Dacey
FEC H8NC03076; 30 Sep 17; Tot $168,027; Dsb $18,408
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Walter B. Jones, Jr.
FEC H2NC01081; 30 Sep 17; Tot $155,339; Dsb $145,838
  Candidate Republican     Philip Joseph Law
FEC H8NC03068

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman  David Eugene Price
Returned to House: 1996
[previously served in House]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Eugene Price
FEC H6NC04037; 30 Sep 17; Tot $160,861; Dsb $202,593
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Lee Watkins, III
FEC H8NC04108
  Candidate Republican     Lee Andrea Brian
FEC H8NC04082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $385; Dsb $84
  Candidate Republican     Steve Albert Von Loor
FEC H8NC04090

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman  Virginia Ann Foxx
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Denise Darcel "DD" Adams
FEC H8NC05063; 30 Sep 17; Tot $73,417; Dsb $47,727
  Candidate Democratic     Jennifer Marshall
FEC H8NC05055; 30 Sep 17; Tot $52,847; Dsb $40,409
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Virginia Ann Foxx
FEC H4NC05146; 30 Sep 17; Tot $940,528; Dsb $431,866
  Candidate Republican     Cortland J. Meader, Jr.
FEC H8NC05071
  Candidate Republican     Matthew "Matt" Vera
FEC H8NC05089

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Margot Horney
FEC H8NC06087
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan Watts
FEC H8NC06079; 30 Sep 17; Tot $41,107; Dsb $17,077
  Candidate Democratic     Gerald Leroy "Jerry" Wong
FEC H8NC06095
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker
FEC H4NC06052; 30 Sep 17; Tot $246,577; Dsb $157,516

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman  David Cheston Rouzer
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     Jonah Gardner - apparently not a candidate
26 July 2017: For personal reasons, no longer running.

FEC H8NC07119; 31 Jul 17; Tot $214; Dsb $214
  Candidate Democratic     Lauren Kyle "Kyle" Horton
FEC H8NC07101; 30 Sep 17; Tot $83,615; Dsb $38,843
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Cheston Rouzer
FEC H2NC07096; 30 Sep 17; Tot $571,716; Dsb $237,671

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
FEC H2NC08185; 30 Sep 17; Tot $830,494; Dsb $366,977

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9 Republican Congressman  Robert Matthew Pittenger
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Fernando Christian Cano, Jr.
FEC H6NC09184; 30 Sep 17; Tot $36,759; Dsb $36,194
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel "Dan" McCready
FEC H8NC09123; 30 Sep 17; Tot $875,510; Dsb $175,912
  Candidate Democratic     Maria Collins Warren
FEC H8NC09115; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,151; Dsb $1,536
  Candidate Republican     Mark Everette Harris
FEC H8NC09131; 30 Sep 17; Tot $251,173; Dsb $66,182
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert Matthew Pittenger
FEC H2NC09134; 30 Sep 17; Tot $535,538; Dsb $276,023

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman  Patrick Timothy McHenry
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Wilson Brown
FEC H8NC10097; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,995; Dsb $2,390
  Candidate Democratic     Kenneth Paul Queen
FEC H8NC10089; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,130; Dsb $3,828
  Candidate Republican     Seth Braden Blankenship
FEC H8NC10105
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Patrick Timothy McHenry
FEC H4NC10047; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,332,845; Dsb $965,225
  Candidate Republican     Ira Roberts, III
FEC H8NC10071; 30 Sep 17; Tot $965; Dsb $967

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11 Republican Congressman  Mark Randal Meadows
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Matt Coffay
FEC H8NC11095; 22 Sep 17; Tot $52,888; Dsb $52,888
  Candidate Democratic     Scott Donaldson
  Candidate Democratic     Phillip Price
FEC H8NC11103; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,907; Dsb $2,116
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Mark Randal Meadows
FEC H2NC11080; 30 Sep 17; Tot $329,154; Dsb $244,686
  Candidate Republican     Christopher Money
FEC H8NC11111

Incumbent - 115th 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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alma Shealey Adams
FEC H4NC12100; 30 Sep 17; Tot $134,259; Dsb $84,929
  Candidate Republican     Paul Bonham
FEC H8NC12101

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13 Republican Congressman  Theodore Paul "Ted" Budd
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Ward Coker
FEC H6NC02130; 30 Sep 17; Tot $13,100; Dsb $8,093
  Candidate Democratic     University of North Carolina at Greensboro Trustee  Kathy Manning
FEC H8NC13067
  Candidate Democratic     Beniah McMiller
FEC H8NC13059
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Theodore Paul "Ted" Budd
FEC H6NC13129; 30 Sep 17; Tot $374,420; Dsb $168,937

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Folk Marshall
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Attorney General  Joshua H. "Josh" Stein
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Treasurer  Dale R. Folwell
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Auditor  Beth A. Wood
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Steven Wayne "Steve" Troxler
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Insurance Commissioner  John Michael "Mike" Causey
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Commissioner of Labor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Labor Commissioner Cherie Killian Berry
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Mark Randall Johnson, Jr.
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 incumbents, 28 candidates
  Republican: 18 incumbents, 22 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
 
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

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
  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
  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
  WRAL TV - CBS - Raleigh

 


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