North Carolina House of Representatives

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North Carolina
House of Representatives
North Carolina General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 2015
Tim Moore (R)
since January 15, 2015
Paul Stam (R)
since January 9, 2013
Mike Hager (R)
since January 15, 2015
Larry D. Hall (D)
since January 9, 2013
Seats 120
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Political groups
Republican Party (74)
Democratic Party (45)
Unaffiliated (1)
Length of term
2 years
Authority Article II, North Carolina Constitution
Salary $13,951/year + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2014
(120 seats)
Next election
November 4, 2016
(120 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control, No Gubernatorial Veto
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
North Carolina State Legislative Building
Raleigh, North Carolina
North Carolina House of Representatives

The North Carolina House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the North Carolina General Assembly. The House is a 120-member body led by a Speaker of the House, who holds powers similar to those of the President pro-tem in the state senate.

In the 2015–2016 session (based on the results of the 2014 elections), the Republican Party holds a 74–45 majority over the Democratic Party (there is one unaffiliated representative, elected as a Democrat), down from a 77-43 Republican majority in the 2013-2014 session. In the 2007–2008 and 2009–2010 sessions, Democrats held a 68–52 majority.

The qualifications to be a member of the House are found in the state Constitution: "Each Representative, at the time of his election, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election." Elsewhere, the constitution specifies that no elected official shall be under twenty-one years of age, and that no elected officials may deny the existence of God, although the latter provision is not enforced.

Prior to the Constitution of 1868, the lower house of the North Carolina Legislature was known as the North Carolina House of Commons.

2015–2016 composition[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican
End of Previous Legislature 43 77 120 0
Begin 45 74 120 0
Latest voting share 38% 62%


North Carolina House Officers
Position Name Party
Speaker Tim Moore Republican
Speaker pro tempore Paul Stam Republican
Majority Leader Mike Hager Republican
Majority Whip John R. Bell, IV Republican
Deputy Majority Whips Pat McElraft Republican
James L. Boles, Jr. Republican
Republican Conference Leader Ruth Samuelson Republican
Republican Freshman Leader John A. Fraley Republican
Republican Freshman Whip John R. Bradford, III Republican
Minority Leader Larry D. Hall Democratic
Deputy Minority Leader Susan C. Fisher Democratic
Minority Whips Rosa Gill Democratic
Deborah K. Ross Democratic
Marvin Lucas Democratic


District Representative Party Residence Counties Represented
1 Bob Steinburg Republican Edenton Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank (part), Perquimans, Tyrrell
2 Larry Yarborough Republican Roxboro Granville (part), Person
3 Michael Speciale Republican New Bern Craven (part), Pamlico, Beaufort (part)
4 Jimmy Dixon Republican Warsaw Duplin, Wayne (part)
5 Howard J. Hunter, III Democratic Ahoskie Bertie, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank (part)
6 Paul Tine Unaffiliated Kitty Hawk Beaufort (part), Dare, Hyde, Washington
7 Bobbie Richardson [1] Democratic Louisburg Franklin (part), Nash (part)
8 Susan Martin Republican Wilson Pitt (part), Wilson (part)
9 Brian Brown Republican Greenville Pitt (part)
10 John R. Bell IV Republican Goldsboro Craven (part), Greene (part), Lenoir (part), Wayne (part)
11 Duane Hall Democratic Raleigh Wake (part)
12 George Graham Democratic Kinston Craven (part), Greene (part), Lenoir (part)
13 Pat McElraft Republican Emerald Isle Carteret, Jones
14 George Cleveland Republican Jacksonville Onslow (part)
15 Phil Shepard Republican Jacksonville Onslow (part)
16 Chris Millis Republican Hampstead Onslow (part), Pender
17 Frank Iler Republican Oak Island Brunswick (part)
18 Susi Hamilton Democratic Wilmington Brunswick (part), New Hanover (part)
19 Ted Davis, Jr. Republican Wilmington New Hanover
20 Rick Catlin Republican Wilmington New Hanover
21 Larry M. Bell Democratic Clinton Duplin (part), Sampson (part), Wayne (part)
22 William D. Brisson Democratic Dublin Bladen (part), Johnston (part), Sampson
23 Shelly Willingham Democratic Rocky Mount Edgecombe (part), Martin
24 Jean Farmer-Butterfield Democratic Wilson Pitt (part), Wilson (part)
25 Jeff Collins Republican Rocky Mount Franklin (part), Nash (part)
26 N. Leo Daughtry Republican Smithfield Johnston (part)
27 Michael H. Wray Democratic Gaston Halifax, Northampton
28 James H. Langdon, Jr. Republican Angier Johnston (part)
29 Larry D. Hall Democratic Durham Durham (part)
30 Paul Luebke Democratic Durham Durham (part)
31 Henry M. Michaux, Jr. Democratic Durham Durham (part)
32 Nathan Baskerville Democratic Henderson Granville (part), Vance, Warren
33 Rosa Gill Democratic Raleigh Wake (part)
34 Grier Martin[2] Democratic Raleigh Wake (part)
35 Chris Malone Republican Wake Forest Wake (part)
36 Nelson Dollar Republican Cary Wake (part)
37 Paul Stam Republican Apex Wake (part)
38 Yvonne Lewis Holley Democratic Raleigh Wake (part)
39 Darren G. Jackson Democratic Raleigh Wake (part)
40 Marilyn Avila Republican Raleigh Wake (part)
41 Gale Adcock Democratic Cary Wake (part)
42 Marvin Lucas Democratic Spring Lake Cumberland
43 Elmer Floyd Democratic Fayetteville Cumberland (part)
44 Rick Glazier Democratic Fayetteville Cumberland (part)
45 John Szoka Republican Fayetteville Cumberland (part)
46 Ken Waddell Democratic Lumberton Bladen (part), Columbus, Robeson (part)
47 Charles Graham Democratic Lumberton Robeson (part)
48 Garland E. Pierce Democratic Wagram Hoke (part), Richmond (part), Robeson (part), Scotland (part)
49 Gary H. Pendleton Republican Raleigh Wake (part)
50 Graig R. Meyer[3] Democratic Chapel Hill Durham (part), Orange (part)
51 Brad Salmon Democratic Mamers Harnett (part), Lee (part)
52 James L. Boles, Jr. Republican Southern Pines Moore (part)
53 David R. Lewis Republican Dunn Harnett (part)
54 Robert T. Reives, II[4] Democratic Sanford Chatham, Lee (part)
55 Mark Brody Republican Monroe Anson, Union (part)
56 Verla Insko Democratic Chapel Hill Orange (part)
57 Pricey Harrison Democratic Greensboro Guilford (part)
58 Ralph C. Johnson Democratic Greensboro Guilford (part)
59 Jon Hardister Republican Greensboro Guilford (part)
60 Cecil Brockman Democratic High Point Guilford (part)
61 John Faircloth Republican High Point Guilford (part)
62 John M. Blust Republican Greensboro Guilford (part)
63 Stephen M. Ross Republican Burlington Alamance (part)
64 Dennis Riddell Republican Snow Camp Alamance (part)
65 Bert Jones Republican Reidsville Caswell, Rockingham (part)
66 Ken Goodman Democratic Rockingham Hoke (part), Montgomery (part), Richmond (part), Robeson (part), Scotland (part)
67 Justin P. Burr Republican Albemarle Montgomery (part), Stanly
68 D. Craig Horn Republican Weddington Union (part)
69 Dean Arp Republican Monroe Union (part)
70 Pat B. Hurley Republican Asheboro Randolph (part)
71 Evelyn Terry Democratic Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
72 Edward Hanes, Jr. Democratic Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
73 Lee Zachary Republican Yadkinville Alexander (part), Wilkes (part), Yadkin
74 Debra Conrad Republican Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
75 Donny Lambeth Republican Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
76 Carl Ford Republican Landis Cabarrus (part), Rowan (part)
77 Harry Warren Republican Salisbury Rowan (part)
78 Allen McNeill Republican Asheboro Moore (part), Randolph (part)
79 Julia Howard Republican Mocksville Davie, Forsyth (part)
80 Sam Watford Republican Thomasville Davidson (part)
81 Rayne Brown Republican Lexington Davidson (part)
82 Larry G. Pittman Republican Concord Cabarrus (part)
83 Linda P. Johnson Republican Kannapolis Cabarrus (part)
84 Rena W. Turner Republican Olin Iredell, (part)
85 Josh Dobson[5] Republican Marion Avery (part), McDowell, Mitchell
86 Hugh Blackwell Republican Valdese Burke (part)
87 George S. Robinson Republican Lenoir Caldwell (part)
88 Rob Bryan Republican Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
89 Mitchell S. Setzer Republican Catawba Catawba
90 Sarah Stevens Republican Mt. Airy Surry, Wilkes (part)
91 Bryan R. Holloway Republican King Rockingham (part), Stokes
92 Charles Jeter Republican Huntersville Mecklenburg (part)
93 Jonathan C. Jordan Republican Jefferson Ashe, Watauga
94 Jeffrey Elmore Republican North Wilkesboro Alleghany, Wilkes (part)
95 John A. Fraley Republican Mooresville Iredell (part)
96 Jay Adams Republican Hickory Catawba (part)
97 Jason Saine Republican Lincolnton Lincoln
98 John R. Bradford, III Republican Cornelius Mecklenburg (part)
99 Rodney W. Moore Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
100 Tricia Ann Cotham Democratic Matthews Mecklenburg (part)
101 Beverly M. Earle Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
102 Becky Carney Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
103 William Brawley Republican Matthews Mecklenburg (part)
104 Dan Bishop Republican Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
105 Jacqueline Michelle Schaffer Republican Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
106 Carla Cunningham Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
107 Kelly M. Alexander, Jr. Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
108 John A. Torbett Republican Stanley Gaston (part)
109 Dana Bumgardner Republican Gastonia Gaston (part)
110 Kelly E. Hastings Republican Cherryville Cleveland (part), Gaston (part)
111 Tim Moore Republican Kings Mountain Cleveland (part)
112 Mike Hager Republican Rutherfordton Burke (part), Rutherford
113 Chris Whitmire Republican Brevard Henderson (part), Polk, Transylvania
114 Susan C. Fisher Democratic Asheville Buncombe (part)
115 John Ager Democratic Fairview Buncombe (part)
116 Brian Turner Democratic Asheville Buncombe (part)
117 Chuck McGrady Republican Hendersonville Henderson (part)
118 Michele D. Presnell Republican Burnsville Haywood (part), Madison, Yancey
119 Joe Sam Queen Democratic Waynesville Haywood (part), Jackson, Swain
120 Roger West Republican Marble Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon

Source: NC General Assembly official site

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Appointed on January 9, 2013 to replace Angela R. Bryant, who resigned on January 4, 2013.
  2. ^ Appointed to replace Deborah K. Ross, who had resigned.
  3. ^ Appointed to replace Valerie Foushee, who had been appointed to the state Senate.
  4. ^ Appointed in 2014 to succeed Deb McManus, who had resigned.
  5. ^ Appointed to the House to replace Mitch Gillespie, who resigned on January 6, 2013 just after the legislature convened.

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