Jimmy Dixon (North Carolina politician)

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Jimmy Dixon
Jimmy Dixon NCGA 2012.jpg
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 4th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Preceded by Russell E. Tucker
Personal details
Born James William Dixon
(1945-02-11) February 11, 1945 (age 69)
Friendship, North Carolina
Political party Republican
Residence Warsaw, North Carolina
Alma mater Wake Forest University
Occupation Turkey farmer
Website www.jimmydixon.org

James William "Jimmy" Dixon[1] (born February 11, 1945)[2] is a member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing House district four which covers Duplin County and part of Onslow County. A farmer from Warsaw, North Carolina, he has served in the state House since 2011.

Early life & education[edit]

Dixon was born in Friendship, North Carolina. He graduated from James Kenan High School in Warsaw where he excelled in football. He attended Wake Forest University on a football scholarship and graduated in 1969 with a B.S. degree.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

Dixon did not hold any political office before winning election to the State House in 2010.[4]

2008[edit]

In 2008 Dixon ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for a seat on the Duplin County Commissioners. He was defeated in a Democratic runoff by Frances Parks.[5]

2010[edit]

Democratic incumbent Russell E. Tucker announced that he was retiring and would not seek re-election. Jimmy Dixon decided to run and was unopposed in the Republican primary. In the general election, he went on to face Democratic physician Mott Blair, who also was unopposed in his party primary.[6]

Together, they spent over $250,000 in a closely watched election, with Blair spending over $212,000 of that total.[7] Dixon defeated Blair by just 477 votes out of the 17,531 cast.[8]

North Carolina House District 4 General Election 2010[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Dixon 9,004 51.36%
Democratic Mott Blair 8,527 48.64%
Totals 17,531 100.00%

2012[edit]

Dixon and fellow incumbent Republican Efton Sager were both drawn into the same district after district lines were changed following census redistricting.[9] Dixon defeated Sager, 62.30%–37.70%, in the Republican primary.[10] Dixon went on to win re-election with 65% of the vote over Democratic challenger Rebecca H. Judge and Constitution Party nominee, who ran officially as a Libertarian, Kevin "Kenny" E. Hayes[11][12]

North Carolina House District 4 Primary Election 2012[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Dixon 4,873 62.30%
Republican Efton Sager 2,949 37.70%
Totals 7,822 100.00%
North Carolina House District 4 General Election 2012[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Dixon 20,371 65.04%
Democratic Rebecca H. Judge 9,896 31.60%
Libertarian Kevin E. Hayes 1,053 3.36%
Totals 31,320 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 General Election Candidate List". North Carolina State Board of Elections. p. 10. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rep. James (Jimmy) W. Dixon". North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bio". Jimmy Dixon for HD4. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Ovaska, Sarah. "The New Crop – Rep. Jimmy Dixon". North Carolina Policy Watch. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ Jordan, Dave (June 25, 2008). "Runoff elections results". WITN. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Hodge, Hope (November 3, 2010). "Dixon clinches House 4 race in nail biter". Jacksonville Daily News. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ Lindell, Kay (October 31, 2010). "$250,000 spent in House 4 race". Jacksonville Daily News. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "General Election November 2, 2010". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ Burrows, Sara (May 7, 2012). "Dixon and Sager Double-Bunked in House District 4". Carolina Journal Online. John Locke Foundation. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Primary Election May 8, 2012". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  11. ^ Kay, Lindell (November 6, 2012). "Dixon wins reelection in Duplin". Jacksonville Daily News. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "NC General Election Results 2012". NC State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 

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