House Candidates on Redistricting 2014

We asked all of the candidates for the North Carolina House and Senate if they would support fair, impartial redistricting.  Listed below are responses from House candidates to the following question:

“Will you support the reintroduction of our proposal, creating impartial fair redistricting for North Carolina?”

District Counties Candidate Party Position Comments
1 Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell Bob Steinburg Rep    
1 Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell Garry W. Meiggs Dem    
2 Granville, Person Larry Yarborough Rep    
2 Granville, Person Ray Jeffers Dem Yes  
3 Beaufort, Craven, Pamlico Michael Speciale Rep    
3 Beaufort, Craven, Pamlico Whit Whitley Dem Yes  
4 Duplin, Wayne Jimmy Dixon Rep    
5 Bertie, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank Sidney Pierce III Rep    
5 Bertie, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank Howard Hunter III Dem Yes  
6 Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Washington Mattie Lawson Dem    
6 Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Washington Paul Tine Dem Yes  
7 Franklin, Nash Bobbie Richardson Dem    
8 Pitt, Wilson Susan Martin Rep    
8 Pitt, Wilson Bobi Gregory Dem    
9 Pitt Brian Brown Rep    
9 Pitt Uriah Ward Dem Yes  
10 Craven, Greene, Lenoir, Wayne John R. Bell Rep    
11 Wake Ray Martin Rep Yes “The selection of precincts and their respective voters should be handled by the state and county boards of elections where voter political affiliation is not the deciding factor and each political office should always be a choice of two or more candidates.”
11 Wake Duane Hall Dem    
12 Craven, Greene, Lenoir George Graham Dem    
13 Carteret, Jones Patricia (Pat) McElraft Rep    
13 Carteret, Jones Jim Nolan Dem    
14 Onslow George Cleveland Rep    
15 Onslow Phillip Shepard Rep    
16 Onslow, Pender Chris Millis Rep    
16 Onslow, Pender Steve Unger Dem Yes  
17 Brunswick Frank Iler Rep    
17 Brunswick Charles Warren Dem    
18 Brunswick, New Hanover Susi Hamilton Dem    
19 New Hanover Ted Davis, Jr. Rep    
20 New Hanover Rick Caitlin Rep    
20 New Hanover Betsy Jordan Dem Yes “I believe that we’ve experience drawing unfair district lines based on partisanship when either party chose to draw them. It’s time to base our districts upon natural nonpartisan lines.”
21 Duplin, Sampson, Wayne Larry M. Bell Dem    
22 Bladen, Johnston, Sampson Ken Smith Rep Yes  
22 Bladen, Johnston, Sampson William Brisson Dem    
23 Edgecombe, Martin Shelly Willingham Dem    
24 Pitt, Wilson Jean Farmer-Butterfield Dem    
25 Franklin, Nash Jeffrey L. (Jeff) Collins Rep    
25 Franklin, Nash Charles M. Johnson Dem    
26 Johnston Leo Daughtry Rep    
27 Halifax, Northampton Michael Wray Dem    
28 Johnston James H.(J.H.) Langdon Rep    
29 Durham Larry Hall Dem    
30 Durham Paul Luebke Dem Yes “I certainly support the bill and would gladly be one of the primary sponsors.”
31 Durham Todd Conard Rep    
31 Durham H.M. (Mickey) Michaux Dem    
32 Granville, Vance, Warren Nathan Baskerville Dem    
33 Wake Perry Whitlock Rep    
33 Wake Rosa Gill Dem    
34 Wake Grier Martin Dem    
35 Wake Chris Malone Rep    
35 Wake Brian Mountcastle Dem Yes  
36 Wake Nelson Dollar Rep    
36 Wake Lisa Baker Dem Yes  
37 Wake Paul Stam Rep Yes  
38 Wake Joe Thompson Rep Yes  
38 Wake Yvonne Holley Lewis Dem    
39 Wake Darren Jackson Dem    
40 Wake Marilyn Avila Rep    
40 Wake Margaret Broadwell Dem    
41 Wake Tom Murry Rep Yes  
41 Wake Gale Adcock Dem Yes “Obviously I plan to read any bill first before signing on, but this initiative has my full support. NC can do it.”
42 Cumberland Marvin W. Lucas Dem    
43 Cumberland Elmer Floyd Dem    
44 Cumberland Richard Button Rep    
44 Cumberland Rick Glazier Dem Yes  
45 Cumberland John Szoka Rep    
46 Bladen, Columbus, Robeson Brenden Jones Rep    
46 Bladen, Columbus, Robeson Ken Wadell Dem    
47 Robeson Charles Graham Dem    
48 Hoke, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland Garland Pierce Dem    
49 Wake Gary Pendleton Rep    
49 Wake Kim Hanchette Dem Yes “My answer is an unequivocal yes.”
50 Durham, Orange Rod Chaney Rep    
50 Durham, Orange Graig R. Meyer Dem Yes “I speak about this issue frequently and hope to move legislation like this in time to implement such a process by 2020. I would be happy to work with you on this effort.”
51 Harnett, Lee Michael (Mike) Stone Rep    
51 Harnett, Lee Brad Salmon Dem    
52 Moore Jamie Boles Rep    
53 Harnett David Lewis Rep    
53 Harnett Susan Byerly Dem    
54 Chatham, Lee Andy Wilkie Rep    
54 Chatham, Lee Robert T. Reives II Dem    
55 Anson, Union Mark Brody Rep    
55 Anson, Union Kim Hargett Dem Yes  
56 Orange David (Dave) Pratt Carter Rep    
56 Orange Verla Insko Dem Yes  
57 Guilford Mary Price (Pricey) Harrison Dem Yes “I have been a longtime supporter of independent redistricting, even when the Democrats were in charge. I cosponsored H824, in 2011-12, and cosponsored this biennium’s proposal, H606. I will continue to support taking the politics out of drawing legislative and congressional districts. Voters should be choosing their representatives.”
58 Guilford Ralph Johnson Dem    
59 Guilford Jon Hardister Rep Yes “I do support and would cosponsor a redistricting reform bill in the 2015 legislative session. (Just as I did in the 2013 legislative session.)”
59 Guilford Scott Jones Dem    
59 Guilford Paul Meinhart Lib    
60 Guilford Cecil Brockman Dem Yes  
61 Guilford John Faircloth Rep    
61 Guilford Ron Weatherford Dem Yes  
62 Guilford John M. Blust Rep    
62 Guilford Sal Leone Dem    
63 Alamance Stephen Ross Rep    
63 Alamance Ian Baltutis Dem Yes  
64 Alamance Dennis Riddell Rep    
65 Caswell, Rockingham Bert Jones Rep    
65 Caswell, Rockingham Elretha Perkins Dem    
66 Hoke, Montgomery, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland Ken Goodman Dem    
67 Montgomery, Stanly Justin P. Burr Rep    
67 Montgomery, Stanly Nalin Metha Dem    
68 Union D. Craig Horn Rep    
69 Union Dean Arp Rep    
70 Randolph Pat Hurley Rep Yes  
71 Forsyth Kris A. McCann Rep    
71 Forsyth Evelyn Terry Dem    
72 Forsyth Edward (Ed) Hames, Jr. Dem    
73 Alexander, Wilkes, Yadkin Lee Zachary Rep   “Of course, North Carolina and all states should have a fair and impartial re-districting process, but regardless of how it is accomplished one group or the other will say it is not, so it is very much like ‘beauty.'”
74 Forsyth Debra Conrad Rep    
74 Forsyth Mary Dickinson Dem Yes  
75 Forsyth Donny Lambeth Rep    
75 Forsyth David Gordon Dem    
76 Cabarrus, Rowan Carl Ford Rep    
77 Rowan Harry Warren Rep    
78 Moore, Randolph Allen Ray McNeill Rep    
79 Davie, Forsyth Julia Craven Howard Rep    
79 Davie, Forsyth Cristina Victoria Vasquez Dem    
80 Davidson Sam Watford Rep    
81 Davidson Rayne Brown Rep    
82 Cabarrus Larry G. Pittman Rep    
82 Cabarrus Earle H. Schecter Dem Yes  
83 Cabarrus Linda P. Johnson Rep    
84 Iredell Rena W. Turner Rep    
84 Iredell Gene Mitchell Mahaffey Dem    
85 Avery, McDowell, Mitchell Josh Dobson Rep    
85 Avery, McDowell, Mitchell JR Edwards Dem    
86 Burke Hugh Blackwell Rep    
86 Burke Jim Cates Dem    
87 Caldwell Edgar Starnes Rep    
88 Mecklenburg Rob Bryan Rep    
88 Mecklenburg Margie Storch Dem Yes “House Bill 824 looks like an improvement over the status quo. Attempts to keep a city or community from being divided and using natural boundaries such as rivers might be important factors to consider alongside the compact shape of future districts.”
89 Catawba Mitchell Smith Setzer Rep    
90 Surry, Wilkes Sarah Stevens Rep    
90 Surry, Wilkes John Worth Wiles Dem Yes “Fair redistricting is one of my top goals.”
91 Rockingham, Stokes Bryan Holloway Rep    
92 Mecklenburg Charles Jeter Rep Yes “I am 100% supportive of impartial, fair redistricting and I have promised to make it the first bill I file in 2015 if re-elected.”
92 Mecklenburg Robin Bradford Dem Yes “North Carolina needs to be able to give fair representation to all voters in all 100 counties.”
93 Ashe, Watauga Jonathan Jordan Rep Yes “Absolutely. I have been a cosponsor each of my terms in the NC House and will continue to sponsor or cosponsor such legislation.”
93 Ashe, Watauga Sue Counts Dem    
94 Alleghany, Wilkes Jeffrey Elmore Rep    
95 Iredell John A. Fraley Rep Yes “I will support the re-introduction of this bill.”
96 Catawba Jay Adams Rep    
96 Catawba Cliff Moone Dem    
97 Lincoln Jason R. Saine Rep    
97 Lincoln Rosemary B. Hubbard Dem    
98 Mecklenburg John R. Bradford Rep    
98 Mecklenburg Natasha Marcus Dem    
99 Mecklenburg Rodney Moore Dem Yes  
100 Mecklenburg Tricia Cotham Dem    
101 Mecklenburg Beverly Miller Earle Dem    
102 Mecklenburg Becky Carney Dem Yes  
103 Mecklenburg Bill Brawley Rep    
104 Mecklenburg Dan Bishop Rep    
104 Mecklenburg Eric Cable Lib    
105 Mecklenburg Jacqueline Schaffer Rep    
106 Mecklenburg Trey Lowe Rep    
106 Mecklenburg Carla Cunningham Dem Yes  
107 Mecklenburg Kelly Alexander Dem    
108 Gaston John Torbett Rep    
109 Gaston Dana Bumgardner Rep    
110 Cleveland, Gaston Kelly E. Hastings Rep    
111 Cleveland Tim Moore Rep    
112 Burke, Rutherford Mike Hager Rep    
112 Burke, Rutherford Lisa Harris Bralley Dem    
113 Henderson, Polk, Transylvania Chris Whitmire Rep    
113 Henderson, Polk, Transylvania Norm Bossert Dem Yes  
114 Buncombe Susan C. Fisher Dem Yes  
115 Buncombe Nathan Ramsey Rep    
115 Buncombe John Ager Dem Yes “Without reading the bill, I wholeheartedly support these goals and trust the bill adequately addresses them.”
116 Buncombe Tim Moffitt Rep    
116 Buncombe Brian Turner Dem Yes “I support impartial and fair redistricting and would support legislation.”
117 Henderson Chuck McGrady Rep    
117 Henderson Shelby Mood Lib    
118 Haywood, Madison, Yancey Michele D. Presnell Rep    
118 Haywood, Madison, Yancey Dean Hicks Dem Yes  
119 Haywood, Jackson, Swain Mike Clampitt Rep    
119 Haywood, Jackson, Swain Joe Sam Queen Dem    
120 Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon Roger West Rep    

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