Senate 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 Senate 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 Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans Bill Cook Rep    
1 Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans Stan M.White Dem    
2 Carteret, Craven, Pamlico Norman Sanderson Rep    
2 Carteret, Craven, Pamlico Carr Ipock Dem Yes “Fairness: YES”
3 Bertie, Chowan, Edgecombe, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Tyrrell, Washington Erica Smith-Ingram Dem    
4 Halifax, Nash, Vance, Warren, Wilson Richard Scott Rep    
4 Halifax, Nash, Vance, Warren, Wilson Angela R. Bryant Dem    
5 Greene, Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne Don Davis Dem    
6 Jones, Onslow Harry Brown Rep    
7 Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne Louis M. Pate Rep    
7 Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne Erik Anderson Dem    
8 Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender Bill Rabon Rep    
8 Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender Ernie Ward Dem    
9 New Hanover Michael Lee Rep    
9 New Hanover Elizabeth Redenbaugh Dem Yes “I feel strongly that North Carolina should have an impartial and fair redistricting process. I am running for State Senate District 9 in Wilmington. There is a seven-block chunk of downtown that has for some reason been districted into 8. It is perplexing.”
10 Duplin, Johnston, Sampson Brent Jackson Rep    
10 Duplin, Johnston, Sampson Donald B. Rains Dem    
11 Johnston, Nash, Wilson Buck Newton Rep    
12 Harnett, Johnston, Lee Ronald Rabin Rep    
12 Harnett, Johnston, Lee Joe Langley Dem    
13 Columbus, Robeson Bernard White Rep Yes  
13 Columbus, Robeson Jane W. Smith Dem Yes “I do believe that the redistricting process should be fair and impartial and would support such legislation.”
14 Wake Dan Blue Dem    
15 Wake John Alexander Rep    
15 Wake Tom Bradshaw Dem Yes “I strongly support your efforts to bring about nonpartisan redistricting in North Carolina, and I commend you for leading on this issue. Throughout my career, I have worked for causes involving public financing, government transparency, and campaign reform. We face serious challenges in North Carolina today, but the state of politics prevents us from solving them. We need to replace partisan division with civil discussion. Redistricting reform will force candidates for the legislature to speak to a broader range of voters, rather than targeting narrow slices of the electorate. This will be healthy for the legislature, our state and our future.”
16 Wake Josh Stein Dem Yes  
16 Wake Molotov Mitchell Rep    
17 Wake Tamara Barringer Rep    
17 Wake Bryan Fulghum Dem Yes “I would support this bill being reintroduced and would work to help it pass.”
18 Franklin, Wake Chad Barefoot Rep    
18 Franklin, Wake Sarah Crawford Dem Yes  
19 Cumberland Wesley Meredith Rep    
19 Cumberland William O. (Billy) Richards Dem Yes “I absolutely will support and advocate for its passage. It is the only fair way to truly honor one person one vote!!!!”
20 Durham, Granville Floyd McKissick Dem    
21 Cumberland, Hoke Ben Clark Dem    
22 Caswell, Durham, Person Herman Joubert Rep    
22 Caswell, Durham, Person Mike Woodard Dem Yes  
23 Chatham, Orange Mary Lopez-Carter Rep    
23 Chatham, Orange Valerie P. Foushee Dem    
24 Alamance, Randolph Rick Gunn Rep    
25 Anson, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly Tom McInnis Rep    
25 Anson, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly Gene McLaurin Dem    
25 Anson, Richmond, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly P.H. Dawkins Lib    
26 Guilford, Rockingham Philip E. (Phil) Berger Rep    
26 Guilford, Rockingham William Osborne Dem    
27 Guilford Trudy Wade Rep    
28 Guilford Gladys A. Robinson Dem    
29 Moore, Randolph Jerry W. Tillman Rep    
29 Moore, Randolph Tommy Davis Dem Yes “I do support the reintroduction of your proposal, which would create impartial fair redistricting for North Carolina.”
30 Stokes, Surry, Wilkes Shirley Blackburn Randleman Rep    
30 Stokes, Surry, Wilkes Eva P. Ingle Dem    
31 Forsyth, Yadkin John K. Motsinger, Sr. Dem Yes  
31 Forsyth, Yadkin Joyce Krawiec Rep    
32 Forsyth Earline W. Parmon Dem    
33 Davidson, Montgomery Stan Bingham Rep    
34 Davie, Iredell, Rowan Andrew Brock Rep    
34 Davie, Iredell, Rowan Constance L. (Connie) Johnson Dem    
35 Union Tommy Tucker Rep    
36 Cabarrus, Union Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr Rep    
37 Mecklenburg Jeff Jackson Dem Yes “I am a strong advocate for redistricting reform and would like to lead the the effort in the Senate.”
38 Mecklenburg Richard Rivette Rep No  
38 Mecklenburg Joel Ford Dem    
39 Mecklenburg Robert (Bob) Rucho Rep    
40 Mecklenburg Joyce Waddell Dem    
41 Mecklenburg Jeff Tarte Rep    
41 Mecklenburg Latrice McRae Dem    
42 Alexander, Catawba Andy Wells Rep    
42 Alexander, Catawba Patrice (Pat) Hensley Una    
43 Gaston Kathy Harrington Rep    
44 Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln David L. Curtis Rep    
45 Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Watauga Dan Soucek Rep    
45 Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Watauga Jim Sponenberg Dem Yes  
46 Burke, Cleveland Warren Daniel Rep    
46 Burke, Cleveland Emily B. Church Dem    
47 Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Yancey Ralph Hise Rep    
48 Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania Tom Apodaca Rep    
48 Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania Rick Wood Dem    
49 Buncombe Mark Crawford Rep Yes  
49 Buncombe Terry Van Duyn Dem Yes “I believe North Carolina should have an impartial, fair redistricting process. As a member of Common Cause, I lobbied Senator Nesbitt for redistricting reform when the Democrats were in control, and I will continue to do so. I believe the power of redistricting has had a seriously adverse impact not only on our elections, but more importantly, on our ability to represent the will of the people. The fact that there are so many legislators in safe districts, has made us less responsive to our constituency.”
50 Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain Jim Davis Rep   “Ask me after I read the bill.”
50 Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain Jane Hipps Dem    

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