The Green Papers: North Carolina 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:10,453,948 (3.37% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:16(2.97% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:14(3.22% of 435)
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 regular or special primary, the two leading candidates proceed to a run off. Unopposed candidates do not appear on the primary ballot.

The primary is for the Constitution, Democratic, Green, Libertarian, and Republican parties.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Thomas Roland "Thom" Tillis
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
29 March 2021: Senator Thom Tillis stated that that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his prognosis is good, and he expects to make a full recovery.

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
Open Seat - circa 20 July 2016: Senator Richard Mauze Burr announces this will be his last run for re-election.
 Candidate list (25)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley
FEC S2NC00497; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,274,986; Dsb $441,753
  Candidate Democratic     former Brooksville, Oklahoma Mayor Keith Davenport
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FEC S2NC00331
  Candidate Democratic     Ava Marie Edwards
FEC S2NC00372; 31 Mar 21; Tot $2,342; Dsb $1,483
  Candidate Democratic     Jenna Hamrick
FEC S2NC00430
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Jeff Jackson
FEC S2NC00356; 30 Jun 21; Tot $2,011,804; Dsb $1,147,031
  Candidate Democratic     Constance Lov Johnson
  Candidate Democratic     Tobias Everett LaGrone
FEC S2NC00398
  Candidate Democratic     Beaufort Major  Everette S. "Rett" Newton
FEC S2NC00471; 30 Jun 21; Tot $112,270; Dsb $67,767
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Erica Danette Smith
FEC S0NC00343; 30 Jun 21; Tot $309,636; Dsb $273,153
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Lee Watkins
FEC S2NC00406; 30 Jun 21; Tot $38,874; Dsb $19,766
  Candidate Republican     Jennifer Alexis "Jen" Banwart
FEC S2NC00513
  Candidate Republican     Lee Andrea Brian
FEC S2NC00273; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,799; Dsb $73
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Theodore Paul "Ted" Budd
U.S. House Member CD 13.
28 April 2021: Announced he would run for the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat in 2022.

FEC S2NC00505; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,093,782; Dsb $441,170
  Candidate Republican     Brunswick County Commissioner John Martin "Marty" Cooke, Jr.
FEC S2NC00539; 30 Jun 21; Tot $9,771; Dsb $4,321
  Candidate Republican     Carlton Ellerby
FEC S2NC00364
  Candidate Republican     James M. Gaghan
FEC S2NC00380
  Candidate Republican     Benjamin Griffiths
FEC S2NC00448; 30 Jun 21; Tot $5,042; Dsb $58
  Candidate Republican     Kenneth Jabari Harper, Jr.
FEC S2NC00521; 30 Jun 21; Tot $9,584; Dsb $8,284
  Candidate Republican     former Governor Patrick Lloyd "Pat" McCrory
First elected Governor: 2012; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2016.

FEC S2NC00489; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,248,689; Dsb $293,320
  Candidate Republican     Christina Rhoads
FEC S2NC00414
  Candidate Republican     Lichia Woldegabreal Sibhatu
FEC S2NC00547
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker
Previously served in the U.S. House 2015-2021.

FEC S2NC00307; 30 Jun 21; Tot $411,885; Dsb $323,352
  Candidate Libertarian     Shannon Bray
FEC S0NC00335
  Candidate Independent     Brenda Laney Rodriguez
FEC S2NC00463 or S2NC00455

FEC S2NC00455
  Candidate Independent     Kimrey Woodard Rhinehardt
FEC S2NC00422

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Roy Asberry Cooper, III
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Mark Keith Robinson
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (5 Undetermined);
8 Republican (7 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Member of Congress  George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr.
First elected in Special Election, 20 July 2004, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Member of Congress Frank W. Ballance, Jr.- effective 11 June 2004.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr.
FEC H4NC01046; 30 Jun 21; Tot $144,216; Dsb $82,398
  Candidate Democratic     DeAndre Antwan Carter
FEC H0NC01093
  Candidate Democratic     Henderson City Council Member  Jason Albert Spriggs
FEC H2NC01222
  Candidate Republican     Sandy Smith
FEC H0NC03149; 30 Jun 21; Tot $340,164; Dsb $198,529

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Member of Congress  Deborah Koff Ross
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Deborah Koff Ross
FEC H0NC02125; 30 Jun 21; Tot $417,041; Dsb $245,731
  Candidate Republican     Mahesh "Max" Ganorkar
  Candidate Republican     George E. Holding
First elected: 2012: re-elected: 2014, 2016, 2018. Did not run for re-electionin 2020.

FEC H2NC13110; 30 Jun 21; Tot $0; Dsb $14,150

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3 Republican Member of Congress  Gregory Francis "Greg" Murphy
First elected in a Special Election: 10 September 2019 [re: passing of Member of Congress Walter B. Jones, Jr. (Republican).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tyron Anthony Brown
FEC H2NC03103
  Candidate Democratic     Barbara D. Gaskins
FEC H2NC03095
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Gregory Francis "Greg" Murphy
FEC H0NC03172; 30 Jun 21; Tot $293,469; Dsb $107,955

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Member of Congress  David Eugene Price
Returned to House: 1996
[previously served in House]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (6) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  David Eugene Price
FEC H6NC04037; 30 Jun 21; Tot $147,067; Dsb $174,709
  Candidate Republican     René Borghese
Filed with the FEC for Senate Class 3 (20 January 2021 S2NC00349) and House CD 4 (15 March 2021 H2NC04101)

FEC H2NC04101; 30 Jun 21; Tot $19,561; Dsb $9,438
  Candidate Republican     Erik Fredsell
  Candidate Republican     Erik Fredselll
FEC H2NC04127
  Candidate Republican     Craig Robert Kinsey
FEC H2NC04119; 30 Jun 21; Tot $10,112; Dsb $7,227
  Candidate Republican     Steve A. Von Loor

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5 Republican Member of Congress  Virginia Ann Foxx
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Michael Stephan Ackerman
FEC H2NC05165; 30 Jun 21; Tot $13,937; Dsb $11,286
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Virginia Ann Foxx
FEC H4NC05146; 30 Jun 21; Tot $541,019; Dsb $313,430
  Candidate Constitution     Jeff Gregory
FEC H0NC10177

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Member of Congress  Kathy Ellen Manning
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Kathy Ellen Manning
FEC H8NC13067; 30 Jun 21; Tot $457,015; Dsb $258,554
  Candidate Republican     Gerald Darryll "Gerry" Austin
FEC H2NC06080
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Lee "Lee" Haywood
FEC H0NC06241

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7 Republican Member of Congress  David Cheston Rouzer
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (7) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Brandon W. Acker
  Candidate Democratic     Denton Lee
FEC H2NC07138; 30 Jun 21; Tot $4,614; Dsb $1,014
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen "Steve" Miller
FEC H2NC07104; 30 Jun 21; Tot $9,695; Dsb $3,401
  Candidate Democratic     Jason Minnicozzi
FEC H2NC07146
  Candidate Democratic     Montel Shamar Richardson
FEC H2NC07112
  Candidate Republican     Teresa L. Royal Painter
FEC H2NC07120
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  David Cheston Rouzer
FEC H2NC07096; 30 Jun 21; Tot $238,121; Dsb $316,548

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 8 Republican Member of Congress  Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Cumberland County Commissioner Charles E. "Charles" Evans
FEC H2NC08227; 30 Jun 21; Tot $7,405; Dsb $899
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
FEC H2NC08185; 30 Jun 21; Tot $685,615; Dsb $212,801

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 9 Republican Member of Congress  James Daniel "Dan" Bishop
First elected in a Special Election: 10 September 2019 (re: irregularities in the 2018 election)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Fernando Christian Cano, Jr.
FEC H6NC09184; 30 Jun 21; Tot $789; Dsb $1,008
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Charles Graham
FEC H2NC09183; 30 Jun 21; Tot $29,200; Dsb $3,680
  Candidate Democratic     Ramin "Ram" Mammadov
FEC H2NC09175; 30 Jun 21; Tot $6,735; Dsb $266
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  James Daniel "Dan" Bishop
FEC H0NC09187; 30 Jun 21; Tot $537,540; Dsb $139,518

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 10 Republican Member of Congress  Patrick Timothy McHenry
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Madeline "Maddie" Parra
FEC H2NC10116; 30 Jun 21; Tot $55,619; Dsb $1,950
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Patrick Timothy McHenry
FEC H4NC10047; 30 Jun 21; Tot $660,144; Dsb $517,587

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 11 Republican Member of Congress  David Madison "Madison" Cawthorn
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (11) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Buncombe County Commissioner  Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
FEC H2NC11155; 30 Jun 21; Tot $610,106; Dsb $378,338
  Candidate Democratic     Jay R. Carey
FEC H2NC11189; 30 Jun 21; Tot $22,149; Dsb $16,628
  Candidate Democratic     Katie Dean
FEC H2NC11171; 30 Jun 21; Tot $24,948; Dsb $8,447
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Gash
FEC H2NC11205; 30 Jun 21; Tot $79,791; Dsb $8,961
  Candidate Democratic     Roberto Luis "Bo" Hess
FEC H2NC11197; 30 Jun 21; Tot $37,180; Dsb $36,000
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Michael "Josh" Remillard
FEC H2NC11148; 30 Jun 21; Tot $112,772; Dsb $79,376
  Candidate Republican     James Eric "Eric" Batchelor
FEC H2NC11239
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  David Madison "Madison" Cawthorn
FEC H0NC11233; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,776,999; Dsb $1,499,248
  Candidate Republican     Rodney Homer "Rod" Honeycutt
FEC H2NC11247
  Candidate Republican     Wendy Marie-Limbaugh Nevarez
FEC H2NC11163
  Candidate Republican     Bruce Harris O'Connell
FEC H2NC11213 or H2NC11221

FEC H2NC11221; 30 Jun 21; Tot $0; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 12 Democratic Member of Congress  Alma Shealey Adams
First elected in concurrent general and special elections [re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Member of Congress Melvin L. "Mel" Watt (Democratic)]: 4 November 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (5) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Alma Shealey Adams
FEC H4NC12100; 30 Jun 21; Tot $123,142; Dsb $151,203
  Candidate Republican     Rogelio L. Lawsin
FEC H2NC12203; 30 Jun 21; Tot $8,900; Dsb $5,829
  Candidate Republican     Tyler Lee
FEC H2NC12229; 30 Jun 21; Tot $22,254; Dsb $7,569
  Candidate Republican     Joel Maxwell
FEC H2NC12237
  Candidate Republican     Francisco Rios
FEC H2NC12211; 30 Jun 21; Tot $22,650; Dsb $18,031

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 13 Republican Member of Congress  Theodore Paul "Ted" Budd
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 28 April 2021: Announced he would run for the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat in 2022.
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Scott Huffman
FEC H8NC08109; 30 Jun 21; Tot $5,374; Dsb $5,487
  Candidate Republican     Peter Robert Boykin
FEC H2NC13169
  Candidate Republican     Billy Joe Brewster
FEC H2NC13151
  Candidate Republican     Robert Nicholas "Bo" Hines
FEC H2NC05157; 30 Jun 21; Tot $495,916; Dsb $200,443

No Incumbent - New Seat in 118th Congress / 2020 apportionment - First election in 2022
CD 14  
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  Candidate Democratic     Wiley Nickel
FEC H2NC14019; 30 Jun 21; Tot $190,586; Dsb $55,461

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Secretary of State  Elaine Folk Marshall
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Attorney General  Joshua Harold "Josh" Stein
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Treasurer  Dale Robbins Folwell
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Auditor  Beth Ann Wood
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012, 2016, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Steven Wayne "Steve" Troxler
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Insurance Commissioner  John Michael "Mike" Causey
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Commissioner of Labor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Labor Commissioner Joshua Robert "Josh" Dobson
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Catherine Lauterbach Truitt
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 

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): 9 incumbents, 37 candidates
  Republican: 16 incumbents, 42 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): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 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.

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.


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Election Authority
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  North Carolina General Statutes
Democratic
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Republican
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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
  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
  Politics1.com - North Carolina
  Star-News - Wilmington
  Statesville Record and Landmark
  The Courier-Tribune - Asheboro
  The Daily News - Jacksonville
  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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