Pat McElraft

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Representative
Pat McElraft
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 13th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2007
Preceded by Jean R. Preston
Personal details
Born (1947-03-20) March 20, 1947 (age 67)
Hugo, Oklahoma
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Roger
Residence Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Website patforhouse.com

Patricia Earlene (Pat) McElraft[1] (born March 20, 1947) is a Republican representative for the 13th district in the North Carolina House of Representatives representing all of Carteret and Jones Counties. She is currently one of the Deputy Majority Whips.[2]

McElraft and her husband, retired Colonel Roger McElraft, live in Emerald Isle, North Carolina and have two grown children. She a Technical Sales Representative for Microbiology Product Company. Previously, she served 3 terms as an Emerald Isle Town Commissioner and a partial term as Carteret County Commissioner before being elected to the State House.[3][4]

Legislative history[edit]

2011–2012 session[edit]

Warren was chairman of the Environment committee and Vice-Chairman of the Insurance committee.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

2006[edit]

After serving several years as both a town and county commissioner, McElraft ran, in 2006, for the North Carolina House of Representatives district 13 seat held by Jean R. Preston who decided to run for state Senate. McElraft defeated Dave Fowler in the Republican primary 68%–32%.[6] In the general election, McElraft faced Democratic veteran politician Malcolm Fulcher who had previously served in the state House in the late 1970s to early 1980s.[7] McElraft won the seat 58%–42%.[8]

2008[edit]

In 2008, McElraft did not face any primary opponents, continuing on to the general election to face the Democratic party candidate Barbara Garrity-Blake. Garrity-Blake, a doctorate anthropologist from Down East and former commissioner on the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission, also did not face any primary challenge.[9] McElraft defeated Garrity-Blake 57%–43%.[10]

2010[edit]

In 2010, McElraft faced a primary challenge from Morehead City resident Wyatt Rike.[11] She defeated Rike 77%–22%[12] and went on to defeat the Democratic candidate, environmental scientist and teacher Craig Hassler (also of Morehead City),[13] with 73% of the vote.[14]

2012[edit]

In 2012, McElraft did not face any primary opponents. She faced a rematch with Wyatt Rike (now a Libertarian candidate) in the general election.[1] McElraft easily won re-election with nearly 90% of the vote.[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2012 General Election Candidate List (final) PDF – North Carolina State Board of Elections
  2. ^ "Representative Pat McElraft (Rep)". NC General Assembly Website. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pat McElraft". Jacksonville Daily News. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Patricia (Pat) McElraft". UNC-TV Online: Election. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Standing Committee Assignments, 2011-2012 Session". North Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2006 Primary Election Results". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ Chambers, Kelley (October 23, 2006). "Political veterans vie for open seat". The Jacksonville Daily News. 
  8. ^ "2006 General Election Results". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ Pippin, Jannette (February 12, 2008). "McElraft faces some competition this fall". The Jacksonville Daily News. 
  10. ^ "2008 General Election". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Rike Files for McElraft Seat". The Jacksonville Daily News. February 24, 2010. 
  12. ^ "NC Primary Election Results 2010". NC State Board of Elections. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  13. ^ Hogwood, Ben (October 11, 2010). "McElraft challenged for House seat". Carteret County News-Times. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  14. ^ "NC General Election Results 2010". NC State Board of Elections. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  15. ^ Pippin, Jannette (November 6, 2012). "McElraft will return to N.C. House seat". The Jacksonville Daily News. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  16. ^ "NC General Election Results 2012". NC State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 

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