Becky Carney

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Becky Carney
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 102nd district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1944-12-25) December 25, 1944 (age 75)[1]
Political partyDemocratic

Rebecca Ann "Becky" Carney (born December 25, 1944) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's 102nd House district since 2003. Her district includes constituents in Mecklenburg county. Carney is a homemaker from Charlotte, North Carolina.

In 2002, Carney defeated Libertarian Daniel Elmaleh in the general election.[2] She had previously served on three terms on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, serving as vice chairman several times.[citation needed] Carney had an unsuccessful run for school board in 1995.

During a late night House session on July 2, 2012, Carney mistakenly cast the deciding vote to override Governor Beverly Perdue's veto of Senate Bill 820, granting authority to make hydraulic fracturing legal in North Carolina. A longstanding House rule that disallows changing of a vote if the vote changes the outcome of the bill prevented Carney from correcting her electronic vote to reflect her intended position.[3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-22. Retrieved 2013-07-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Mecklenburg County Board of Elections". Archived from the original on 2009-01-06.
  3. ^ Carney: 'I feel rotten' about accidental fracking vote, WRAL TV.

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