Category: CJ Exclusives

  • Malone-Everitt rematch in HD 35 has Libertarian in the mix

    N.C. House District 35 (Northeast Wake County). • Chris Malone, Republican (three-term incumbent). Occupation: Case Manager – G4S Compliance and Investigations. Education: St. Mary of the Plains College, bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre. Career highlights: House deputy majority whip, chairman of House Appropriations of Health and Human Services,…

  • Redrawn SD 7 pits veteran lawmaker Pate against retired judge Brantley

    Senate District 7 (Lenoir and Wayne counties). • Louis Pate, Republican (four-term Senate incumbent, four-term House member). Occupation: Retired businessman. Education: Golden Gate University, bachelor’s degree, Master’s of Business Administration. Career highlights: Senate Deputy President Pro Tempore. Co-Chairman of Senate committees on Appropriations on Health and Human Services,  Health Care,…

  • Meredith, DeViere offer Cumberland County voters in SD 19 sharp contrast

    Senate District 19 (Cumberland County). • Wesley Meredith, Republican (four-term incumbent). Occupation: Small business owner. Education: Fayetteville Technical Community College, associate’s degree in horticulture technology and management. Career Highlights: General Assembly Republican Majority Whip. Former Fayetteville City Councilman including two years as mayor pro tem. Decorated Army veteran. •…

  • Top budget writer Dollar faces former PTA chief Von Haefen in tight HD 36 race

    House District 36 (Southeastern Wake County). • Nelson Dollar, Republican (seven-term incumbent). Occupation: Media and public relations consultant. Education: Appalachian State University, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social sciences. Career highlights: Senior chairman of House Appropriations Committee, vice chairman of Finance, and Health and Human Services committees. Former Wake…

  • Tightly contested race for open seat in 9th Congressional District seen as national bellwether

    U.S. House District 9 (Anson, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland, Union, and parts of Mecklenburg, Bladen, and Cumberland counties.) Mark Harris, Republican. Occupation: Pastor. Education: Appalachian State University, political science degree. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, master’s and doctor of ministry degrees. Career highlights: North Carolina Baptist Convention president; Southeastern Baptist Theological…

  • Steinburg, facing youthful Democrat Phelps, hopes to move from House to Senate in SD 1

    Senate District 1 (Northeastern North Carolina including Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.) Bob Steinburg, Republican. Occupation: Retired. Education: Upper Iowa University, bachelor’s degree in business administration.  Corning Community College, associate’s degree in retail business management. Career highlights: Member North Carolina House…

  • Clear contrasts between Republican Burgin and Democrat Sivoli in SD 12

    Senate District 12 (All of Lee and Harnett counties, and part of western Johnston County.) • Jim Burgin, Republican. Occupation: President and owner of C&D Insurance. Partner, John Hiester Automotive. Education: University of Tennessee, bachelor’s degree in business administration. Career Highlights: Two-term Harnett County commissioner. New Horizon Insurance Group…

  • In SD 9, GOP incumbent Lee faces tough test from Democratic businessman Peterson

    Senate District 9, New Hanover County. • Michael Lee. Republican (two-term incumbent). Education: Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. Occupation: Lawyer. Career highlights: Co-chairman of the committee for Appropriations on Education/Higher Education. • Harper Peterson. Democrat. Education: The University of…