The Green Papers: North Carolina 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 8 May 2018
Second Primary (if run-off is NOT required for a Federal office): Tuesday 26 June 2018
Second Primary (if run-off is required for a Federal office): Tuesday 17 July 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Wednesday 28 February 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 8 May 2018 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 May 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 26 June 2018 - Second Primary (if run-off is NOT required for a Federal office). Polling hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 17 July 2018 - Second Primary (if run-off is required for a Federal office). Polling hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.
 
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 30% of the vote in the North Carolina primary, the two leading candidates proceed to a run off. Unopposed candidates do not appear on the primary ballot. The primary is for the Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican parties.


2018 Calendar from the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Click on "Election Calendars", then click on "Master Election Schedule".

Primary candidate listing and 2018 State Filing List from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

 
           

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 (1 Renominated, 2 Undetermined);
10 Republican (6 Undetermined, 4 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr.
FEC H4NC01046; 18 Apr 18; Tot $428,144; Dsb $467,787
  Candidate Republican     Roger Warren Allison
FEC H8NC01104; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,260; Dsb $5

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  George Edward Bell Holding
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Linda D. Coleman
FEC H8NC02110; 31 Mar 18; Tot $128,157; Dsb $44,356
  Candidate Democratic     Wendy Ella May
FEC H8NC02078
  Candidate Democratic     Kenneth Michael "Ken" Romley
FEC H8NC02094; 31 Mar 18; Tot $551,392; Dsb $255,046
  Candidate Republican     Gregory Allen "Allen" Chesser, II
FEC H8NC02102; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,401; Dsb $8,302
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  George Edward Bell Holding
FEC H2NC13110; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,451,472; Dsb $1,113,733
  Candidate Libertarian     Japheth Nthautha "Jeff" Matemu
FEC H8NC02136; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,470; Dsb $3,244
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Timmy Wayne Strickland
FEC H8NC02060

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
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; 31 Mar 18; Tot $355,317; Dsb $215,429
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Walter B. Jones, Jr.
FEC H2NC01081; 31 Mar 18; Tot $298,838; Dsb $349,036
  Candidate Republican     Philip Joseph Law
FEC H8NC03068; 31 Mar 18; Tot $62,564; Dsb $14,985

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  David Eugene Price
Returned to House: 1996
[previously served in House]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michelle Ann Laws
FEC H8NC04116
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Eugene Price
FEC H6NC04037; 31 Mar 18; Tot $396,491; Dsb $412,901
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Lee Watkins, III
FEC H8NC04108; 31 Mar 18; Tot $5,303; Dsb $3,328
  Candidate Republican     Steve Albert Von Loor
FEC H8NC04090
  Candidate Libertarian     Barbara Jean Howe
FEC H8NC04124; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,686; Dsb $2,561
  Candidate Libertarian     Perry Thompson "Scerry Perry" Whitlock
FEC H8NC04132

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Virginia Ann Foxx
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Winston-Salem City Councilmember  Denise Darcel "DD" Adams
FEC H8NC05063; 31 Mar 18; Tot $131,969; Dsb $119,669
  Candidate Democratic     Jennifer Marie "Jenny" Marshall
FEC H8NC05055; 31 Mar 18; Tot $122,094; Dsb $100,183
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Virginia Ann Foxx
FEC H4NC05146; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,447,956; Dsb $878,754
  Candidate Republican     Dillon Spurgeon Gentry
FEC H8NC05097
  Candidate Republican     Cortland Jevne Meader, Jr.
FEC H8NC05071

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan Victor Watts
FEC H8NC06079; 31 Mar 18; Tot $103,579; Dsb $76,235
  Candidate Democratic     Gerald Leroy Wong
FEC H8NC06095
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker
FEC H4NC06052; 31 Mar 18; Tot $642,867; Dsb $321,801

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Cheston Rouzer
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lauren Kyle "Kyle" Horton
FEC H8NC07101; 31 Mar 18; Tot $243,473; Dsb $162,265
  Candidate Democratic     Grayson Adams Parker
FEC H8NC07127; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,550; Dsb $541
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Cheston Rouzer
FEC H2NC07096; 31 Mar 18; Tot $924,474; Dsb $354,506

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey Scott "Scott" Huffman
FEC H8NC08091; 31 Dec 17; Tot $1,901; Dsb $75
  Candidate Democratic     former Aberdeen Mayor Frank Alexander McNeill, Jr.
FEC H8NC08083; 31 Mar 18; Tot $240,699; Dsb $45,669
  Candidate Democratic     Marc Alexander Tiegel
FEC H8NC08117; 31 Mar 18; Tot $38,812; Dsb $29,625
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
FEC H2NC08185; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,451,917; Dsb $622,076

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Robert Matthew Pittenger
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Fernando Christian Cano, Jr.
FEC H6NC09184; 31 Mar 18; Tot $40,159; Dsb $40,769
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Kent "Dan" McCready
FEC H8NC09123; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,840,594; Dsb $521,191
  Candidate Republican     Clarence Wilson Goins, Jr.
FEC H8NC09149
  Candidate Republican     Mark Everette Harris
FEC H8NC09131; 31 Mar 18; Tot $527,814; Dsb $401,065
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert Matthew Pittenger
FEC H2NC09134; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,132,540; Dsb $883,334
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeffery "Jeff" Scott
FEC H8NC09156

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Patrick Timothy McHenry
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Wilson Brown
FEC H8NC10097; 31 Mar 18; Tot $15,703; Dsb $10,339
  Candidate Republican     Seth Braden Blankenship
FEC H8NC10105; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,477; Dsb $6,186
  Candidate Republican     Gina Rockey Collias
FEC H8NC10113; 31 Mar 18; Tot $20,483; Dsb $15,937
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey Dale "Jeff" Gregory
FEC H0NC10177
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Patrick Timothy McHenry
FEC H4NC10047; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,140,400; Dsb $2,295,789
  Candidate Republican     Ira Roberts, III
FEC H8NC10071; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,500; Dsb $3,481
  Candidate Republican     Albert Lee Wiley, Jr.
FEC H0NC01036
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Samaria Graham
FEC H8NC10121

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Mark Randal Meadows
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Scott "Scott" Donaldson
FEC H8NC11160; 31 Mar 18; Tot $40,883; Dsb $23,614
  Candidate Democratic     Phillip Gregory Price
FEC H8NC11103; 31 Mar 18; Tot $24,656; Dsb $16,640
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Steven "Steve" Woodsmall
FEC H8NC11129; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,430; Dsb $5,112
  Candidate Republican     Charles Wallace "Chuck" Archerd
FEC H8NC11145
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Mark Randal Meadows
FEC H2NC11080; 31 Mar 18; Tot $594,417; Dsb $476,123
  Candidate Libertarian     Clifton Burton Ingram, Jr.
FEC H8NC11152

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
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 (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alma Shealey Adams
FEC H4NC12100; 31 Mar 18; Tot $273,878; Dsb $153,040
  Candidate Democratic     Gabriel "Gabe" Ortiz
FEC H8NC12119
  Candidate Democratic     Benjamin Patrick "Patrick" Register
FEC H8NC12135
  Candidate Democratic     Asheville City Councilor  William Keith "Keith" Young
FEC H8NC12143
  Candidate Republican     Paul Windsor Bonham, III
FEC H8NC12101; 31 Mar 18; Tot $5,527; Dsb $5,527
  Candidate Republican     Carl Johan Persson
FEC H8NC12127; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,800; Dsb $1,908
  Candidate Republican     former Superior Court Judge Paul Michael Wright
FEC H6NC12089

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Theodore Paul "Ted" Budd
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Ward Coker
FEC H6NC02130; 31 Mar 18; Tot $47,018; Dsb $42,853
  Candidate Democratic     University of North Carolina at Greensboro Trustee  Kathy Ellen Manning
FEC H8NC13067; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,186,489; Dsb $183,478
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Theodore Paul "Ted" Budd
FEC H6NC13129; 31 Mar 18; Tot $845,917; Dsb $350,622
  Candidate Libertarian     Thomas Aaron "Tom" Bailey
FEC H8NC13075

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, 29 candidates
  Republican: 18 incumbents, 28 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: 6 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 2 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

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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