Harold J. Brubaker

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Speaker
Harold Brubaker
Harold Brubaker NCGA 2012.jpg
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 78th district
In office
1976–2012
Personal details
Born (1946-11-11) November 11, 1946 (age 68)[1]
Asheboro, North Carolina
Political party Republican
Residence Asheboro, North Carolina
Occupation Real Estate Appraiser and Cattle Breeder

Harold J. Brubaker is a Republican politician who served in the North Carolina General Assembly. He represented the state's seventy-eighth House district, including constituents in Randolph County, for 35 years. He resigned in 2012 with plans to become a lobbyist.[2] At the time he was the longest-serving sitting member of the House.[3]

He was born and grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Brubaker was Speaker of the House for two terms (1995–1998). He was the only Republican Speaker in North Carolina in the twentieth century, the first Republican Speaker since Zeb V. Walser (1895) and the first non-Democrat to be Speaker since Populist A.F. Hileman (1897).

A real estate appraiser and cattle breeder from Asheboro, North Carolina, Brubaker was first elected to the House in 1976 and in 2011 became chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.[4]

He is a board member and Chairman Emeritus of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a national association of legislators.[5]

Election History[edit]

2010

North Carolina House of Representatives District 49, November 2, 2010[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harold Brubaker 13,823 100%

Controversies[edit]

In 1989, the New York Times reported that Mr. Brubaker was paid $10,000 to assist developers in Durham, North Carolina, regarding a real estate project that drew scrutiny from authorities.[7] The project involved converting a hosiery mill into homes for the elderly, and caused concern when subordinates had reportedly been against the project, but funds were appropriated nevertheless.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ News & Observer News & Observer: Brubaker resigning House seat to go into lobbying
  3. ^ WRAL.com
  4. ^ News & Observer: Brubaker will lead Appropriations panel
  5. ^ Board of Directors - ALEC |accessdate=June 3, 2013
  6. ^ N.C. Board of Elections: 2010 General Election Results
  7. ^ a b PHILIP SHENON (September 22, 1989). "H.U.D. Inquiry Links Five More to Big Fees". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-12-30. Mr. Adams told the Senate banking and housing committee today that follow-up audits had identified payments to the five additional housing consultants, including Harold J. Brubaker, a Republican State Representative in North Carolina, who got $10,000 to assist developers in Durham. That project, converting a hosiery mill into homes for the elderly, has drawn scrutiny following disclosure that Housing Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. overruled subordinates and ordered funds for it.