Jimmy Dixon (politician)

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Representative
Jimmy Dixon
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Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 4th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded byRussell Tucker
Personal details
Born
James William Dixon

(1945-02-11) February 11, 1945 (age 77)
Friendship, North Carolina
Political partyRepublican
Residence(s)Warsaw, North Carolina
Alma materWake Forest University (BS)
OccupationTurkey farmer
Websitewww.jimmydixon.org

James William "Jimmy" Dixon (born February 11, 1945)[1] is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. A farmer from Warsaw, North Carolina, Dixon has represented the 4th district (including constituents in Duplin and Wayne counties) since 2011.

Early life and education[edit]

Dixon was born in Friendship, North Carolina. He graduated from James Kenan High School in Warsaw where he excelled in football. He attended Wake Forest University on a football scholarship and graduated in 1969 with a B.S. degree.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Dixon did not hold any political office before winning election to the State House in 2010.[3]

2020[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 4th district general election, 2020[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Dixon (incumbent) 21,282 65.72%
Democratic Christopher Schulte 11,099 34.28%
Total votes 32,381 100%
Republican hold

2018[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 4th district Republican primary election, 2018[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Dixon (incumbent) 2,765 83.64%
Republican Nathan Ray Riggs 541 16.36%
Total votes 3,306 100%
North Carolina House of Representatives 4th district general election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Dixon (incumbent) 13,546 62.87%
Democratic Da'Quan Marcell Love 7,515 34.88%
Constitution Kevin E. Hayes 486 2.26%
Total votes 21,547 100%
Republican hold

2016[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 4th district general election, 2016[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Dixon (incumbent) 24,646 100%
Total votes 24,646 100%
Republican hold

2014[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 4th district general election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Dixon (incumbent) 15,933 100%
Total votes 15,933 100%
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Dixon and fellow incumbent Republican Efton Sager were both drawn into the same district after district lines were changed following census redistricting.[9] Dixon defeated Sager, 62.30%–37.70%, in the Republican primary.[10] Dixon went on to win re-election with 65% of the vote over Democratic challenger Rebecca H. Judge and Constitution Party nominee, who ran officially as a Libertarian, Kevin "Kenny" E. Hayes[11][12]

North Carolina House of Representatives 4th district Republican primary election, 2012[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Dixon (incumbent) 4,873 62.30%
Republican Efton Sager (incumbent) 2,949 37.70%
Total votes 7,822 100%
North Carolina House of Representatives 4th district general election, 2012[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Dixon (incumbent) 20,371 65.04%
Democratic Rebecca H. Judge 9,896 31.60%
Libertarian Kevin E. Hayes 1,053 3.36%
Total votes 31,320 100%
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Democratic incumbent Russell Tucker announced that he was retiring and would not seek re-election. Jimmy Dixon decided to run and was unopposed in the Republican primary. In the general election, he went on to face Democratic physician Mott Blair, who also was unopposed in his party primary.[13]

Together, they spent over $250,000.[14] Dixon defeated Blair by just 477 votes out of the 17,531 cast.[15]

North Carolina House of Representatives 4th district general election, 2010[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Dixon 9,004 51.36%
Democratic Mott Blair 8,527 48.64%
Total votes 17,531 100%
Republican gain from Democratic

2008[edit]

In 2008 Dixon ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for a seat on the Duplin County Board of Commissioners. He was defeated in a Democratic runoff by Frances Parks.[16]

Duplin County Board of Commissioners 1st district Democratic primary election, 2008[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frances Parks 775 39.80%
Democratic Jimmy Dixon 728 37.39%
Democratic Snodie B. Wilson 292 15.00%
Democratic Winston Jennings 152 7.81%
Total votes 1,947 100%

Committee assignments[edit]

[18]

2021-2022 session[edit]

  • Appropriations (Vice Chair)
  • Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources (Senior Chair)
  • Agriculture (Senior Chair)
  • Energy and Public Utilities
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Redistricting
  • Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

2019-2020 session[edit]

  • Appropriations (Vice Chair)
  • Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources (Senior Chair)
  • Agriculture (Senior Chair)
  • Energy and Public Utilities
  • Environment
  • Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

2017-2018 session[edit]

  • Appropriations (Vice Chair)
  • Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources (Chair)
  • Agriculture (Chair)
  • Environment
  • Education - K-12
  • Elections and Ethics Law
  • Regulatory Reform

2015-2016 session[edit]

  • Appropriations (Vice Chair)
  • Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources (Chair)
  • Agriculture (Chair)
  • Environment
  • Education - K-12
  • Elections
  • Regulatory Reform
  • Insurance

2013-2014 session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Agriculture (Chair)
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Elections
  • Regulatory Reform

2011-2012 session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Agriculture (Vice Chair)
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Elections
  • Judiciary

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rep. James (Jimmy) W. Dixon". North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. Archived from the original on March 31, 2017. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Bio". Jimmy Dixon for HD4. Archived from the original on April 15, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Ovaska, Sarah. "The New Crop – Rep. Jimmy Dixon". North Carolina Policy Watch. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  4. ^ North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  5. ^ North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  6. ^ North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  7. ^ [1]North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  8. ^ [2]North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  9. ^ Burrows, Sara (May 7, 2012). "Dixon and Sager Double-Bunked in House District 4". Carolina Journal Online. John Locke Foundation. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Primary Election May 8, 2012". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  11. ^ Kay, Lindell (November 6, 2012). "Dixon wins reelection in Duplin". Jacksonville Daily News. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  12. ^ a b "NC General Election Results 2012". NC State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  13. ^ Hodge, Hope (November 3, 2010). "Dixon clinches House 4 race in nail biter". Jacksonville Daily News. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  14. ^ Lindell, Kay (October 31, 2010). "$250,000 spent in House 4 race". Jacksonville Daily News. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  15. ^ a b "General Election November 2, 2010". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  16. ^ Jordan, Dave (June 25, 2008). "Runoff elections results". WITN. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
  17. ^ North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  18. ^ "James Dixon (North Carolina)". Retrieved January 30, 2022.

External links[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from the 4th district
2011–Present
Incumbent