|Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 95th district
2013 – present
|Born||Clyde Robert Brawley
April 10, 1944
Mooresville, North Carolina
|Residence||Mooresville, North Carolina|
|Alma mater||North Carolina State University|
He represented the state's 43rd House district, including constituents in Catawba and Iredell counties (later the 101st district and now the 95th district) from 1981 until he retired in 1998. While in office, Brawley was elected the President of the National Republican Legislators Association and was named National Legislator of the Year in 1995.
In 2012, Brawley was again elected to the House from the Iredell County-based 95th district. He won the May 8 Republican primary, which was tantamount to election, since no Democrat filed for the seat. Meanwhile, Brawley was also in 2012 named to lead the North Carolina chapter of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
In April 2013, Brawley filed House Bill 640 that would allow lobbyists to give unreported gifts to state lawmakers in North Carolina.
In May 2013, Brawley resigned as chairman of the House Finance Committee in a dispute with House Speaker Thom Tillis. Brawley lost his bid for another term in the May 2014 Republican primary, with some of his colleagues in the House campaigning against him. Afterwards, the House Republican Caucus passed a vote of "no confidence" in Brawley, effectively barring him from caucus meetings. Brawley suggested that the censure was in retaliation for his criticism of Tillis.
- Brawley targets a return to N.C. House
- 2012 Primary Election Results
- Statesville Record & Landmark
- Evangelicals to begin organizing in state
- Leslie, Laura (April 9, 2013). "Lawmaker defends bill to allow lobbyists' gifts again". WRAL-TV. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
- WRAL.com: House Finance chair gives up gavel
- News & Observer: House Republicans censured a GOP lawmaker critical of Thom Tillis
- Robertbrawley.com (Campaign site)
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