Norman W. Sanderson

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Norm Sanderson
Norman Sanderson.jpg
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 2nd district
Assumed office
January 9, 2013
Preceded by Jean R. Preston
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 3rd district
In office
2011–2013
Preceded by Alice Graham Underhill
Succeeded by Michael Speciale
Personal details
Born Norman Wesley Sanderson, Jr.
(1951-07-07) July 7, 1951 (age 66)
Lumberton, North Carolina
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Linda
Residence Minnesott Beach, NC[1]
Occupation Child care center owner
Website www.votefornorm.com

Norman Wesley "Norm" Sanderson, Jr.[1] (born July 7, 1951) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly, representing the state's third House district, including constituents in Craven and Pamlico counties. He defeated incumbent Representative Alice Graham Underhill in the 2010 general election.

Sanderson is seeking the North Carolina Senate District Two seat currently held by retiring Republican Jean Preston.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

2006[edit]

In 2006, Sanderson challenged incumbent Republican Jean Preston in the primary for the North Carolina Senate District 2 seat. Preston defeated Sanderson, 79.34%–20.66%.[3]

North Carolina Senate District 2 Primary Election 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jean Preston 6,558 79.34
Republican Norman Sanderson 1,708 20.66
Total votes 8,266 100.00

2008[edit]

Sanderson next decided to challenge incumbent Democrat Alice Graham Underhill for the NC House District 3 seat. Neither faced any primary that year. Underhill narrowly beat Sanderson, 49.92%–47.65%.[4]

North Carolina House District 3 General Election 2010[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alice Graham Underhill 16,943 49.92
Republican Norman Sanderson 16,173 47.65
Libertarian Herb Sobel 825 2.43
Total votes 22,956 100.00

2010[edit]

Sanderson faced a rematch with Alice Graham Underhill and Libertarian challenger Herb Sobel in 2010. This time, Sanderson won the seat by a large margin 63.69%–34.24%–2.08%.[5]

North Carolina House District 3 General Election 2010[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norman Sanderson 14,620 63.69
Democratic Alice Graham Underhill 7,859 34.24
Libertarian Herb Sobel 477 2.08
Total votes 22,956 100.00

2012[edit]

Sanderson at the 2012 MumFest in New Bern, NC

When incumbent Republican Jean Preston announced that she would not seek re-election to the NC Senate District Two seat, Sanderson announced that he would run for the position.[2] In the primary, he faced Randy Ramsey, a businessman from Beaufort, and Ken Jones who is mayor of Pine Knoll Shores.[6] Sanderson won the primary with 51.86% of the vote.[7] He goes on to face Democrat Greg Muse in the general election.[1]

North Carolina Senate District 2 Primary Election 2012[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norman Sanderson 11,057 51.86
Republican Randy Ramsey 6,819 31.98
Republican Ken Jones 3,446 16.16
Total votes 21,322 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2012 General Election Candidate List". North Carolina State Board of Elections. p. 4. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Donald, Maureen (January 25, 2012). "Sanderson Declares Run for Senate Seat". The Pamlico News. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "NC Primary Election Results 2006" (PDF). NC State Board of Elections. p. 2. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "NC General Election Results 2008". NC State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "NC General Election Results 2010". NC State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ Book, Sue (May 9, 2012). "Sanderson wins bitter Senate battle". Havelock News. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "NC General Election Results 2012". NC State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 

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