N. Leo Daughtry

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N. Leo Daughtry
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Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 26th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born Namon Leo Daughtry
(1940-12-03) December 3, 1940 (age 73)
Newton Grove, North Carolina
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Helen Daughtry
Residence Smithfield, North Carolina
Alma mater Wake Forest University
Occupation Attorney
Religion Episcopalian

Namon Leo Daughtry (born December 3, 1940) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's twenty-sixth House district, including constituents in Johnston County, North Carolina. An attorney from Smithfield, North Carolina, Daughtry has served in the state House since 1995. He previously served two terms in the state Senate.

Early life and education[edit]

Daughtry was born in Newton Grove, North Carolina on December 3, 1940.[2][3]

He would graduate from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962 and go on to receive his L.L.B. from the same university's School of Law in 1965.[2]

Military service[edit]

Political career[edit]

Daughtry served in the North Carolina Senate from 1989 through 1993.[citation needed] He was elected to the state House in 1994,[1] where he was elected Majority Leader[citation needed] in his first term. After Republicans lost control of the House in the 1998 elections, he became Minority Leader.[citation needed] The 2008 election is the only race when he has faced an opponent.[1][4][5][6] Daughtry was a candidate for Governor of North Carolina in the 2000 election, losing the primary to Richard Vinroot.[citation needed]

He has been a Delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996.[citation needed]

Election results[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives District 49, November 2, 2010[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leo Daughtry 18,941 100%
North Carolina House of Representatives District 49, November 4, 2008[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leo Daughtry 21,709 54.72%
Democratic Jimmy F. Garner 17,964 45.28%

Civic activities[edit]

  • Board of Directors, Community Foundation
  • 1996–97; Celebrity of the Year Award; Johnston County Schools
  • 1996; Man of the Year; Boy Scouts of America
  • 1995; Man of the Year; Johnston County Chamber of Commerce


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