The Green Papers: North Carolina 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Second Primary (if run-off is NOT required for a Federal office): Tuesday 21 April 2020
Second Primary (if run-off is required for a Federal office): Tuesday 12 May 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Friday 20 December 2019 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 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.
Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably) - Filing Deadline: Independent/Third/Minor..
Tuesday 21 April 2020 - 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 12 May 2020 - 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 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 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

North Carolina 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Candidates for United States Congress in 2020 from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

Important Election Dates from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Thomas Roland "Thom" Tillis
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Mecklenburg County Commissioner  Trevor Michael Fuller
FEC S0NC00285; 31 Mar 19; Tot $23,666; Dsb $4,157
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Eric Mansfield
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Erica D. Smith
  Candidate Democratic     Steven Lathrop Williams
FEC S0NC00301
  Candidate Republican     Sandy Smith
Also running for U.S. House CD 3

FEC S0NC00293; 31 Mar 19; Tot $43,401; Dsb $3,549
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Thomas Roland "Thom" Tillis
FEC S4NC00162; 31 Mar 19; Tot $1,163,588; Dsb $268,557
  Candidate Republican     Garland S. Tucker, III
FEC S0NC00319

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
 circa 20 July 2016: Senator Richard Mauze Burr announces this will be his last run for re-election.

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

Chair up for regular election 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.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" Forest
28 January 2019: Running for Governor in 2020.

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" Forest
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - At Term Limit.
28 January 2019: Running for Governor in 2020.
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Chaz Beasley
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Cal Cunningham
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Terry Van Duyn
  Candidate Republican     Buddy Bengel
  Candidate Republican     former Mount Airy Mayor Deborah Cochran
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman  Renee Ellmers
First elected to Congress: 2010, re-elected 2012, 2014. Unsuccessful candidate for renomination: 2016.
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Scott Stone

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined);
8 Republican (8 Undetermined);
2 Vacancies

Incumbent - 116th 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 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr.
FEC H4NC01046; 31 Mar 19; Tot $39,273; Dsb $95,847
  Candidate Democratic     DeAndre Antwan Carter
FEC H0NC01093

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  George Edward Bell Holding
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Scott Cooper
FEC H0NC02083
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  George Edward Bell Holding
FEC H2NC13110; 31 Mar 19; Tot $347,449; Dsb $115,187

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Congressman  Walter B. Jones, Jr.
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Vacant Office - 2 January 2019: Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. will not run for re-election in 2020.
10 February 2019: Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr., 76, has passed away.
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Daryl Farrow
FEC H0NC03123
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Rob" Rollason
FEC H0NC03388
  Candidate Republican     Sandy Smith
Also running for Senate Class 2 in 2020.

FEC H0NC03149; 31 Mar 19; Tot $43,401; Dsb $3,549
 10 February 2019: Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. (Republican), who was first elected in 1994, passed away. He was 76.
26 January 2019: Media reports state Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr.,75, is in hospice care.
14 January 2019: Congressman Jones broke his hip at home.
2 January 2019: Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. will not run for re-election in 2020.

Incumbent - 116th 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 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Ulysses Lockwood
FEC H0NC04170; 31 Mar 19; Tot $388; Dsb $388
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Eugene Price
FEC H6NC04037; 31 Mar 19; Tot $86,066; Dsb $69,339
  Candidate Democratic     Curtis Joseph Sobie
FEC H0NC04162; 31 Mar 19; Tot $1,500; Dsb $452

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Virginia Ann Foxx
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Angela Darrow Flynn
FEC H0NC06191
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker
FEC H4NC06052; 31 Mar 19; Tot $116,902; Dsb $124,840

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Cheston Rouzer
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Cheston Rouzer
FEC H2NC07096; 31 Mar 19; Tot $232,312; Dsb $98,230

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Scott Huffman
FEC H8NC08109
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
FEC H2NC08185; 31 Mar 19; Tot $425,016; Dsb $170,380

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Congressman [vacant office]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Vacant Office - The 6 November 2018 unofficial results for this contests are Mark Everette Harris (Republican) 139,246 votes, 49.25%; Daniel Kent "Dan" McCready (Democratic) 138,341 votes, 48.93%; Jeffery "Jeff" Scott (Libertarian) 5,130 votes, 1.81%.
This contest was not certified due to irregularities in Bladen and Robeson Counties involving requests for absentee ballots, unreturned absentee ballots, and individuals who illegally collected absentee ballots.
Mark Everette Harris (Republican) was not sworn into the 116th Congress on 3 January 2019.
21 February 2019: The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted unanimously to call a new election.

27 February 2019: The State Board of Elections will meet Monday 4 March 2019 to set a calendar for a special election in the 9th Congressional District.
4 March 2019: The State Board of Elections calls a Special Election to fill the vacant seat in CD 9.
  • Friday 15 March 2019 - Filing Deadline. Candidate lists from the State Board of Elections.
  • Tuesday 14 May 2019 - Special Party Primary. If no candidate receives 30% of the vote, the two leading candidates proceed to a run off. Unopposed candidates do not appear on the primary ballot.
  • Tuesday 10 September 2019 - Special Party Runoff or General Election (depending on the need for a runoff)
  • Tuesday 5 November 2019 - Special Election (if there is a runoff)
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Fernando Christian Cano, Jr.
FEC H6NC09184; 31 Mar 19; Tot $737; Dsb $524

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Patrick Timothy McHenry
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Wilson Brown
FEC H8NC10097; 31 Mar 19; Tot $1,813; Dsb $1,373
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Patrick Timothy McHenry
FEC H4NC10047; 31 Mar 19; Tot $258,226; Dsb $299,989

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Mark Randal Meadows
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Steve Woodsmall
FEC H8NC11129; 31 Mar 19; Tot $16,231; Dsb $7,121

Incumbent - 116th 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 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alma Shealey Adams
FEC H4NC12100; 31 Mar 19; Tot $64,815; Dsb $31,930
  Candidate Republican     Billy Joel "Bill" Brewster
FEC H0NC12124; 31 Mar 19; Tot $100; Dsb $50
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Richard Smith
FEC H0NC12116

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Theodore Paul "Ted" Budd
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Theodore Paul "Ted" Budd
FEC H6NC13129; 31 Mar 19; Tot $321,157; Dsb $85,919

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

Seat up for regular election 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
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Gaston County Commissioner  Chad Brown
  Candidate Republican     Michael LaPaglia

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Joshua H. "Josh" Stein
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Joshua H. "Josh" Stein

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election Republican Labor Commissioner Cherie Killian Berry
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Wake County Commissioner  Jessica Holmes
  Candidate Democratic     Eva F. Lee

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Mark Randall Johnson, Jr.
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Chapel Hill School Board Member  James Barrett
  Candidate Democratic     Constance Lav Johnson
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Maher
  Candidate Democratic     Jen Mangrum
  Candidate Democratic     Wake County School Board Member  Keith Sutton
 

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, 19 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.

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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