Harris Blake

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Harris Blake
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 22nd district

Harris Durham Blake (November 3, 1929 – June 9, 2014) was a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's twenty-second Senate district, which included constituents in Harnett, Lee and Moore counties. He was also the Republican nominee for North Carolina Secretary of State in 2000.[1]

Born in Jackson Springs, North Carolina, Blake went to Elon University. He served on the Moore County, North Carolina School Board.[2] Blake, a real estate agent from Pinehurst, North Carolina,[3][4] served five terms in the North Carolina state Senate and chose to retire in 2012 and not seek a sixth term. He was deputy President pro tempore of the North Carolina Senate during his final two-year term. He died at his home in Moore County on June 9, 2014 at the age of 84.


  1. ^ The Pilot
  2. ^ Votesmart.org-Harris Blake
  3. ^ Senator Harris Blake (Rep), General Assembly of North Carolina [dead link]
  4. ^ Viviana Bonilla Lopez (November 11, 2010), Health care reform plan uncertain after midterm, The Daily Tar Heel