Home

North Carolina State Senate Elections 2012

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections

North Carolina State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

North Carolina State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 19 Pending
Republican Party 31 Pending
Total 50 50

North Carolina State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name: Party: Current Office:
Bob Atwater Democratic North Carolina State Senate District 18
Charlie Smith Dannelly Democratic North Carolina State Senate District 38
David Rouzer Republican North Carolina State Senate District 12
Donald Vaughan Democratic North Carolina State Senate District 27
Eric Mansfield Democratic North Carolina State Senate District 21
Harris Blake Republican North Carolina State Senate District 22
Jean Preston Republican North Carolina State Senate District 2
Linda Garrou Democratic North Carolina State Senate District 32
Richard Stevens Republican North Carolina State Senate District 17
Wes Westmoreland Republican North Carolina State Senate District 46
William R. Purcell Democratic North Carolina State Senate District 25

North Carolina State Senate Elections Campaign Contributions

Year Number of Candidates Total Contributions
2010 137 $18,614,595
2008 115 $15,991,201
2006 99 $14,697,182
2004 137 $13,819,791
2002 172 $12,996,012

North Carolina State Senate Elections In 2010

Donor Amount
North Carolina Republican Party $2,171,725
North Carolina Democratic Party $1,851,252
North Carolina Democratic Party Caucus $562,126
Bordeaux, Frankie L $477,675
North Carolina Republican Senate Caucus $360,908
North Carolina Democratic Party Senate Caucus $350,810
North Carolina Republican Party Senatorial Trust $245,781
Jackson, Brent $221,410
Goolsby, Thomas C $169,316
North Carolina Medical Society $154,500

List of North Carolina State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Stan M. White (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Jerry Evans 4,855
  • Bill Cook 8,243 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Stan M. White
  • (Republican Party) Bill Cook

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Greg Muse (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Ken Jones 3,446
  • Randy Ramsey 6,819
  • Norman Sanderson, Jr. 11,057 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Greg Muse
  • (Republican Party) Norman Sanderson, Jr. (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Clark Jenkins 19,694 (Winner)
  • Florence Arnold Armstrong 9,500

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Clark Jenkins (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Ed Jones (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Warren Scott Nail (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ed Jones (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Warren Scott Nail

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Donald Davis (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Donald Davis (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Harry Brown (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Harry Brown (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Louis M. Pate, Jr. (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Louis M. Pate, Jr. (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Danny Hefner (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Bill Rabon (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Danny Hefner
  • (Republican Party) Bill Rabon (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Deb Butler (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Thom Goolsby (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Deb Butler
  • (Republican Party) Thom Goolsby (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Brent Jackson 12,380 (Winner)
  • Mike Osborne 4,228

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Brent Jackson (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Clarence A. Bender (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Buck Newton 14,344 (Winner)
  • Dennis Nielsen 3,477

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Clarence A. Bender
  • (Republican Party) Buck Newton (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Brad Salmon 8,354 (Winner)
  • James Clark 5,449

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Donald S. Davis 5,709 Advanced to runoff
  • Daniel Glover 1,983
  • Tim McNeill 3,173
  • Ronald Rabin 4,195 Advanced to runoff

July 17 Republican primary runoff:

  • Donald S. Davis
  • Ronald Rabin (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Brad Salmon
  • (Republican Party) Ronald Rabin (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Michael Walters (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • W. Bernard White, Jr. (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Michael Walters (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) W. Bernard White, Jr.

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Dan Blue, Jr. (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Dan Blue, Jr.

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Sig Hutchinson (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Neal Hunt (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Sig Hutchinson
  • (Republican Party) Neal Hunt (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Josh Stein (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Josh Stein (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Erv Portman (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Tamara Barringer (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Erv Portman
  • (Republican Party) Tamara Barringer (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Doug Berger (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Michael Schriver 8,028
  • Chad Barefoot 9,149 (Winner)
  • Glen Bradley 2,750

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Doug Berger
  • (Republican Party) Chad Barefoot (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • George Tatum (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Wesley Meredith (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) George Tatum
  • (Republican Party) Wesley Meredith (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Ralph McKinney 5,225
  • Floyd B. McKissick, Jr. 24,208 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Floyd B. McKissick, Jr. (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Billy R. King 4,353 Advanced to runoff
  • Larry Shaw 3,523
  • Eronomy Smith 523
  • Allen Thomas, Jr. 2,489
  • Curtis Worthy 3,385
  • Robert B. Clark III 3,525 Advanced to runoff

July 17 Democratic primary runoff:

  • Billy R. King
  • Robert B. Clark III (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Robert B. Clark III (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Kerry Sutton 10,621
  • Mike Woodard 22,356 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Milton Holmes (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mike Woodard (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Milton Holmes

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Ellie Kinnaird (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Dave Carter (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ellie Kinnaird (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Dave Carter

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Rick Gunn (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 8 Libertarian Primary

  • Brandon Black (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Libertarian Party) Brandon Black
  • (Republican Party) Rick Gunn (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Gene McLaurin 15,532 (Winner)
  • Daniel Wilson 5,471

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Gene McIntyre 11,680 (Winner)
  • Jack T. Benoy 4,417

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gene McLaurin (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Gene McIntyre

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 26

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Bobby R. Stanley (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Philip E. Berger 19,414 (Winner)
  • Bobby Coffer 2,874

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Bobby R. Stanley
  • (Republican Party) Philip E. Berger (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 27

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Myra Slone (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Sal Leone 506
  • Trudy Wade 13,272 (Winner)
  • Latimer B. Alexander IV 2,472
  • Justin C. Conrad 8,367

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Myra Slone
  • (Republican Party) Trudy Wade (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 28

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Bruce Davis 6,437
  • Gladys A. Robinson 16,516 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gladys A. Robinson (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 29

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Tommy Davis 4,266
  • Jerry W. Tillman 18,285 (Winner)
  • John Marcum 4,699

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jerry W. Tillman (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 30

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Ric Marshall (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Don W. East (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ric Marshall
  • (Republican Party) Don W. East (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 31

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Delmas Parker (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Peter Samuel Brunstetter (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Delmas Parker
  • (Republican Party) Peter Samuel Brunstetter (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 32

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Earline W. Parmon 10,858 (Winner)
  • James Taylor 6,452
  • Wilbert S. Banks 785

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Reginald Reid (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Earline W. Parmon (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Reginald Reid

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 33

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Eddie Gallimore 8,630
  • Stan Bingham 9,135 (Winner)
  • Sam Watford 4,823

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Stan Bingham (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 34

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Andrew C. Brock (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Andrew C. Brock (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 35

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Wyatt Tucker (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Wyatt Tucker (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 36

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 37

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Daniel Clodfelter (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Michael Alan Vadini (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Daniel Clodfelter (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Michael Alan Vadini

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 38

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Joel Ford 7,877 (Winner)
  • Jamison Lawson 2,658
  • Charlie Dannelly 4,569 (dropped out but on ballot)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Richard Rivette 2,283 (Winner)
  • James Soder 1,600

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Joel Ford (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Richard Rivette

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 39

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Jack Flynn (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Bob Rucho (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jack Flynn
  • (Republican Party) Bob Rucho (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 40

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Malcolm Graham (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Earl Lyndon Philip (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Malcolm Graham (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Earl Lyndon Philip

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 41

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Troy Stafford 1,837
  • Jeff Tarte 6,423 Advanced to runoff
  • John Aneralla 6,193 Advanced to runoff
  • Robby Benton 1,423
  • Donald L. Copeland, Sr. 1,194

July 17 Republican primary runoff:

  • Jeff Tarte (Winner)
  • John Aneralla

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jeff Tarte (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 42

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Bivins Hollar 3,505
  • Joseph Inglefield 7,166 (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Austin Allran (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Joseph Inglefield
  • (Republican Party) Austin Allran (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 43

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Kathy Harrington (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Kathy Harrington (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 44

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Ross Bulla (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Karen Ray 7,809
  • Chris Carney 8,865 Advanced to runoff
  • David Curtis 8,613 Advanced to runoff

July 17 Republican primary runoff:

  • Chris Carney
  • David Curtis (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ross Bulla
  • (Republican Party) David Curtis (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 45

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Roy J. Carter (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Dan Soucek 17,384 (Winner)
  • George S. Robinson 9,186

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Roy J. Carter
  • (Republican Party) Dan Soucek (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 46

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • John T. McDevitt (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Warren Daniel (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) May 8 Libertarian Primary

  • Richard C. Evey (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John T. McDevitt
  • (Republican Party) Warren Daniel (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) Richard C. Evey

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 47

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Phil Feagan (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Ralph Hise (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Phil Feagan
  • (Republican Party) Ralph Hise (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 48

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Tom Apodaca 18,950 (Winner)
  • Fremont V. Brown III 7,039

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Tom Apodaca (Winner)

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 49

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • Martin L. Nesbitt (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • R L Clark 11,927 (Winner)
  • Chancellor Von Henner 2,791

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Martin L. Nesbitt (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) R L Clark

2012 North Carolina State Senate Elections - District 50

(Democratic Party) May 8 Democratic Primary

  • John Snow (Winner)

(Republican Party) May 8 GOP Primary

  • Jim Davis (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Snow
  • (Republican Party) Jim Davis (Winner)

Free Email Newsletter

Enter Email Address

Sign up
You can opt-out at any time.
Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.
   More in Society
UP NEXT

Buy Nothing Day 2014

28th November 2014