Michael H. Wray

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Michael H. Wray
Rep Michael Wray.jpg
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 27th district
Assumed office
Jan 2005
Personal details
Born (1967-04-06) April 6, 1967 (age 50)
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kay
Children 2
Residence Gaston, North Carolina
Alma mater Barton College
Occupation small business owner

Michael H. Wray (born April 6, 1967) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly from the state's 27th House district since 2005.[1] His district includes constituents in Northampton and Halifax counties. Wray is also a small business owner in Gaston, North Carolina. Wray was a founding member of the North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus in 2011 and serves as the group's Democratic Co-Chair in the House.[2] In 2015, Wray became a charter member of the Main Street Democrats Caucus in the North Carolina General Assembly. The Main Street Democrats describe themselves as pro-business, moderate Democrats.[3]

During the 2016 legislative session, Wray was one of 11 Democrats to vote in favor of HB2, the controversial "Bathroom Bill." [4]


Committee Assignments[edit]

2015-2016

Wray has been appointed to the following committees in the North Carolina House of Representatives:

  • Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources
  • Commerce and Job Development (Vice-Chairman)
  • Education - Universities
  • Ethics
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Public Utilities
  • Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
  • Wildlife Resources
  • Committee on Chowanoke Nation Recognition (Non-Standing)
  • Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations (Non-Standing)
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services (Non-Standing)
  • Committee on Land Development (Non-Standing)

Elections[edit]

2016

Wray was challenged in the Democratic primary by Franklin D. Williams, Jr. Wray won the primary and was unopposed in the general election.

North Carolina House District 27 General Election 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 29,200 100.00
North Carolina House District 27 Democratic Primary, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 7,418 52.39
Democratic Franklin D. Williams, Jr. 6,741 47.61
2014

Wray was challenged in the Democratic primary by Franklin D. Williams, Jr. Wray won the primary and was unopposed in the general election.

North Carolina House District 27 General Election 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 17,446 100.00
North Carolina House District 27 Democratic Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 8,458 57.97
Democratic Franklin D. Williams, Jr. 6,132 42.03
2012

Wray was challenged in the May 8, 2012 Democratic primary by James Mills.[5] Wray won the primary and defeated Libertarian candidate Jesse Shearin in the general election.[5][6]

North Carolina House District 27 General Election 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 29,714 90.94
Libertarian Jesse Shearin 2,960 9.06
North Carolina House District 27 Democratic Primary 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 9,052 61.71
Democratic James Mills 5,616 38.29
2010

Wray was unopposed in the Democratic primary and the general election.[7]

North Carolina House District 27 General Election 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 17,701 100.00
2008

Wray was unopposed in the Democratic primary and the general election.[7]

North Carolina House District 27 General Election 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 27,387 100.00
2006

Wray was challenged in the Democratic primary by Anthony Butler and Howard Ervin. Wray won the primary and was unopposed in the general election.[7][8]

North Carolina House District 27 General Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 13,839 100.00
North Carolina House District 27 Democratic Primary 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 8,551 76.71
Democratic Anthony Butler 1,878 16.85
Democratic Howard Ervin 718 6.44
2004

Wray was one of five candidates to seek the Democratic nomination to fill the vacant District 27 seat in 2004. Other Democratic primary candidates were Richard M. Henderson, Grace M. Edwards, John Soles, and Julius O. Webb. Wray finished second behind Henderson but finished ahead of Henderson in the subsequent runoff election.[8][9] Wray was unopposed in the general election.[7]

North Carolina House District 27 General Election 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 21,237 100.00
North Carolina House District 27 Democratic Primary Runoff 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael H. Wray 2,982 51.36
Democratic Richard M. Henderson 2,824 48.64
North Carolina House District 27 Democratic Primary 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Richard M. Henderson 2,882 29.31
Democratic Michael H. Wray 2,874 29.23
Democratic Grace M. Edwards 2,290 23.29
Democratic John Soles 1,586 16.13
Democratic Julius O. Webb 200 2.03

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nccppr.org/drupal/content/article-ii/legislator-reports/3963/2011-2012-report-for-rep-michael-h-wray
  2. ^ Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
  3. ^ Main Street Democrats Mission
  4. ^ http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/under-the-dome/article141701219.html – 'Here’s how every NC legislator voted on the HB2 repeal bill(MARCH 30, 2017)
  5. ^ a b North Carolina Board of Elections Candidate Lists Archived 2013-03-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Jesse Shearin Announces for Libertarian Nomination in House District 27
  7. ^ a b c d North Carolina Board of Elections Official Results Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "General Election Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "General Election Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "General Election Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  8. ^ a b North Carolina Board of Elections Official Results Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Primary Election Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  9. ^ North Carolina Board of Elections Official Results