North Carolina General Assembly of 2011–12

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North Carolina General Assembly 2011–2012
North Carolina General Assembly of 2009–2010 North Carolina General Assembly of 2013–2014
North Carolina Legislative Building
Jurisdiction North Carolina, United States
Meeting place North Carolina State Legislative Building
Term 2011–2012
North Carolina Senate
Members 50 Senators
President pro tempore of the Senate Phil Berger (Rep)
Majority Leader Harry Brown (Rep)
Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt, Jr. (Dem)
Party control Republican Party
North Carolina House of Representatives
Members 120 Representatives
Speaker of the House Thom Tillis (Rep)
Majority Leader Paul Stam (Rep)
Minority Leader Joe Hackney (Dem)
Party control Republican Party

The North Carolina General Assembly 2011–2012 session was the state legislature that first convened in January 2011 and concluded in December 2012. Members of the North Carolina Senate and the North Carolina House of Representatives were elected in November 2010. This was the first North Carolina General Assembly with a Republican majority in both chambers since 1870.[1]

State House of Representatives[edit]

The North Carolina state House of Representatives, during the 2011–12 session, consisted of 68 Republicans and 52 Democrats. At the beginning of the session, there was one independent member, Rep. Bert Jones, who caucused with the Republicans, but he formally changed his registration to Republican around September 2011.


North Carolina House Officers
Position Name Party
Speaker Thom Tillis Republican
Speaker pro tempore Dale Folwell Republican
Majority Leader Paul Stam Republican
Majority Whip Ruth Samuelson Republican
Deputy Majority Whips Pat McElraft Republican
Jonathan Jordan Republican
Minority Leader Joe Hackney Democratic
Deputy Minority Leader William L. Wainwright (until his death on July 17, 2012) Democratic
Minority Whips Rick Glazier Democratic
Larry Hall Democratic
Ray Rapp Democratic
Deborah K. Ross Democratic
Michael H. Wray Democratic


District Representative Party Residence
1 Bill Owens Democratic Elizabeth City
2 Timothy Spear Democratic Creswell
3 Norman W. Sanderson Republican Arapahoe
4 Jimmy Dixon Republican Calypso
5 Annie Mobley Democratic Ahoskie
6 Bill Cook Republican Chocowinity
7 Angela Bryant Democratic Rocky Mount
8 Edith Warren Democratic Farmville
9 Marian McLawhorn Democratic Grifton
10 Stephen LaRoque (until his resignation in 2012);
Karen Kozel (from Aug. 29, 2012)[2]
Republican Kinston
11 Efton Sager Republican Goldsboro
12 William L. Wainwright (until his death on July 17, 2012);
Barbara Lee (from Aug. 6, 2012)[3]
Democratic Havelock
13 Pat McElraft Republican Emerald Isle
14 George Cleveland Republican Jacksonville
15 Phil Shepard Republican Jacksonville
16 Carolyn H. Justice Republican Hampstead
17 Frank Iler Republican Oak Island
18 Susi Hamilton Democratic Wilmington
19 Daniel McComas (until his resignation in Sept. 2012) Republican Wilmington
20 Dewey Hill Democratic Whiteville
21 Larry Bell Democratic Clinton
22 William Brisson Democratic Dublin
23 Joe Tolson Democratic Pinetops
24 Jean Farmer-Butterfield Democratic Wilson
25 Jeff Collins Republican Rocky Mount
26 N. Leo Daughtry Republican Smithfield
27 Michael Wray Democratic Gaston
28 James Langdon, Jr. Republican Angier
29 Larry D. Hall Democratic Durham
30 Paul Luebke Democratic Durham
31 Henry Michaux, Jr. Democratic Durham
32 James W. Crawford, Jr. Democratic Oxford
33 Rosa Gill Democratic Raleigh
34 Grier Martin Democratic Raleigh
35 Jennifer Weiss Democratic Raleigh
36 Nelson Dollar Republican Cary
37 Paul Stam Republican Apex
38 Deborah K. Ross Democratic Raleigh
39 Darren Jackson Democratic Raleigh
40 Marilyn Avila Republican Raleigh
41 Tom Murry Republican Morrisville
42 Marvin Lucas Democratic Spring Lake
43 Elmer Floyd Democratic Fayetteville
44 Diane Parfitt Democratic Fayetteville
45 Rick Glazier Democratic Fayetteville
46 G.L. Pridgen Republican Lumberton
47 Charles Graham Democratic Lumberton
48 Garland Pierce Democratic Wagram
49 Glen Bradley Republican Youngsville
50 Bill Faison Democratic Durham
51 Michael C. Stone Republican Sanford
52 James Boles, Jr. Republican Southern Pines
53 David R. Lewis Republican Dunn
54 Joe Hackney Democratic Chapel Hill
55 W. A. Wilkins Democratic Roxboro
56 Verla Insko Democratic Chapel Hill
57 Pricey Harrison Democratic Greensboro
58 Alma Adams Democratic Greensboro
59 Maggie Jeffus Democratic Greensboro
60 Marcus Brandon Democratic Greensboro
61 John Faircloth Republican High Point
62 John Blust Republican Greensboro
63 Alice Bordsen Democratic Mebane
64 Dan Ingle Republican Burlington
65 Bert Jones Elected as Independent;
Republican from September 2011[4]
66 Ken Goodman Democratic Rockingham
67 Justin Burr Republican Albemarle
68 D. Craig Horn Republican Weddington
69 Pryor Gibson until March 2011 (resigned);
Frank McGuirt from March 7, 2011
Democratic Wadesboro (Gibson);
Wingate (McGuirt)
70 Pat Hurley Republican Asheboro
71 Larry Womble Democratic Winston-Salem
72 Earline Parmon Democratic Winston-Salem
73 Larry R. Brown (until his death Aug. 16, 2012) Republican Kernersville
74 Dale Folwell Republican Winston-Salem
75 William McGee Republican Clemmons
76 Fred Steen II Republican Landis
77 Harry Warren Republican Salisbury
78 Harold J. Brubaker until July 12, 2012 (resigned);Allen McNeill (from Aug. 13, 2012)[5] Republican Asheboro
79 Julia Howard Republican Mocksville
80 Jerry Dockham Republican Denton
81 Rayne Brown Republican Lexington
82 Jeff Barnhart until September 30, 2011;
Larry Pittman from October 10, 2011[6]
Republican Concord (Barnhart)
Concord (Pittman)
83 Linda P. Johnson Republican Kannapolis
84 Phillip Frye Republican Spruce Pine
85 Mitch Gillespie Republican Marion
86 Hugh Blackwell Republican Valdese
87 Edgar Starnes Republican Hickory
88 Mark W. Hollo Republican Taylorsville
89 Mitchell Setzer Republican Catawba
90 Sarah Stevens Republican Mt. Airy
91 Bryan R. Holloway Republican King
92 Darrell McCormick Republican Winston-Salem
93 Jonathan Jordan Republican Jefferson
94 Shirley Randleman Republican Wilkesboro
95 Grey Mills Republican Mooresville
96 Mark Hilton Republican Conover
97 Johnathan Rhyne, Jr. until August 15, 2011;
Jason Saine from August 2011[7]
Republican Lincolnton (Rhyne)
Denver (Saine)
98 Thom Tillis Republican Cornelius
99 Rodney W. Moore Democratic Charlotte
100 Tricia Cotham Democratic Charlotte
101 Beverly Earle Democratic Charlotte
102 Becky Carney Democratic Charlotte
103 William M. Brawley Republican Matthews
104 Ruth Samuelson Republican Charlotte
105 Ric Killian Republican Raleigh
106 Martha Alexander Democratic Charlotte
107 Kelly Alexander Democratic Charlotte
108 John Torbett Republican Stanley
109 William Current Republican Gastonia
110 Kelly Hastings Republican Cherryville
111 Tim Moore Republican Kings Mountain
112 Mike Hager Republican Rutherfordton
113 W. David Guice (until January 1, 2012);
Trudi Walend (from January 4, 2012)
Republican Brevard
114 Susan C. Fisher Democratic Asheville
115 Patsy Keever Democratic Asheville
116 Tim D. Moffitt Republican Asheville
117 Chuck McGrady Republican Hendersonville
118 Ray Rapp Democratic Mars Hill
119 R. Phillip Haire Democratic Sylva
120 Roger West Republican Marble

State Senate[edit]

The state Senate, during the 2011–12 session, consisted of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats.


North Carolina Senate Officers
Position Name Party
Lieutenant Governor / President of the Senate Walter H. Dalton Democratic
President Pro Tem Phil Berger Republican
Deputy President Pro Tempore James Forrester (until his death on October 31, 2011);
Harris Blake (from January 4, 2012)[8]
Majority Leader Harry Brown Republican
Majority Whip Jerry W. Tillman Republican
Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt, Jr. Democratic
Deputy Minority Leaders Linda Garrou Democratic
Floyd McKissick, Jr. Democratic
Don Vaughan Democratic
Minority Whip Josh Stein Democratic

Members of the North Carolina Senate[edit]

District Representative Party Residence Counties Represented
1 Stan White[9] Democratic Nags Head Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pasquotank, Tyrrell, Washington
2 Jean Preston Republican Emerald Isle Carteret, Craven, Pamlico
3 Clark Jenkins Democratic Tarboro Edgecombe, Martin, Pitt
4 Ed Jones Democratic Enfield Bertie, Chowan, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, Perquimans
5 Louis Pate Republican Mount Olive Greene, Pitt, Wayne
6 Harry Brown Republican Jacksonville Jones, Onslow
7 Doug Berger Democratic Youngsville Franklin, Granville, Vance, Warren
8 Bill Rabon Republican Southport Brunswick, Columbus, Pender
9 Thom Goolsby Republican Wilmington New Hanover
10 Brent Jackson Republican Autryville Duplin, Lenoir, Samson
11 Buck Newton Republican Wilson Nash, Wilson
12 David Rouzer Republican Benson Johnston, Wayne
13 Michael P. Walters Democratic Fairmont Hoke, Robeson
14 Dan Blue Democratic Raleigh Wake
15 Neal Hunt Republican Raleigh Wake
16 Josh Stein Democratic Raleigh Wake
17 Richard Y. Stevens until Sept. 2012 (resignation)[10] Republican Cary Wake
18 Bob Atwater Democratic Chapel Hill Chatham, Durham, Lee
19 Wesley Meredith Republican Fayetteville Bladen, Cumberland
20 Floyd McKissick, Jr. Democratic Durham Durham
21 Eric L. Mansfield Democratic Fayetteville Cumberland
22 Harris Blake Republican Pinehurst Harnett, Moore
23 Eleanor Kinnaird Democratic Carrboro Orange, Person
24 Rick Gunn Republican Burlington Alamance, Caswell
25 William R. Purcell Democratic Laurinburg Anson, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly
26 Phil Berger Republican Eden Guilford, Rockingham
27 Don Vaughan Democratic Greensboro Guilford
28 Gladys A. Robinson Democratic Greensboro Guilford
29 Jerry W. Tillman Republican Archdale Montgomery, Randolph
30 Don East until Oct. 22, 2012 (death)[11] Republican Pilot Mountain Alleghany, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin
31 Peter Brunstetter Republican Lewisville Forsyth
32 Linda Garrou Democratic Winston-Salem Forsyth
33 Stan Bingham Republican Denton Davidson, Guilford
34 Andrew Brock Republican Mocksville Davie, Rowan
35 Tommy Tucker Republican Waxhaw Mecklenburg, Union
36 Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. Republican Concord Cabarrus, Iredell
37 Daniel Clodfelter Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg
38 Charlie Smith Dannelly Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg
39 Bob Rucho Republican Matthews Mecklenburg
40 Malcolm Graham Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg
41 James Forrester until October 31, 2011 (death);
Chris Carney from December 20, 2011
Republican Stanley (Forrester)
Mooresville (Carney)[12]
Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln
42 Austin Allran Republican Hickory Catawba, Iredell
43 Kathy Harrington Republican Gastonia Gaston
44 Warren Daniel Republican Morganton Burke, Caldwell
45 Dan Soucek Republican Boone Alexander, Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes
46 Debbie Clary until January 2012 (resignation);
Wes Westmoreland from January 2012[13]
Republican Shelby Cleveland, Rutherford
47 Ralph Hise Republican Spruce Pine Avery, Haywood, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Yancey
48 Tom Apodaca Republican Hendersonville Buncombe, Henderson, Polk
49 Martin Nesbitt, Jr. Democratic Asheville Buncombe
50 Jim Davis Republican Franklin Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Transylvania

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Smith, Barry (January 26, 2011). "Republican majority takes center stage as General Assembly convenes". Shelby Star. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ NC General Assembly
  3. ^ NC General Assembly
  4. ^ Binker, Mark (21 September 2011). "Rep. Jones now (officially) a Republican". Greensboro News & Record. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  5. ^ NC General Assembly
  6. ^ "Visualize the General Assembly". Carolina Transparency. Civitas Institute. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Turbyfill, Diane (August 17, 2011). "New guy in House describes himself as 'Reagan conservative'". Gaston Gazette. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Harris Blake elected deputy NC Senate leader". WCNC-TV. AP. January 4, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ White was appointed to replace Sen. Marc Basnight, who resigned January 25, 2011.
  10. ^ WRAL: Sen. Stevens resigns
  11. ^ News & Observer: veteran state Sen. Don East has died
  12. ^ "Successor to N.C. Sen. Forrester sworn in to office". The Virginian-Pilot. AP. December 21, 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  13. ^ Friedman, Corey (January 29, 2012). "'Time to go to work' - Sen. Westmoreland takes office". Shelby Star. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 

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