North Carolina House of Representatives

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North Carolina
House of Representatives
North Carolina General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 2015
Tim Moore (R)
Since January 15, 2015
Paul Stam (R)
Since January 9, 2013
Mike Hager (R)
Since January 15, 2015
Larry D. Hall (D)
Since January 9, 2013
Seats 120
House of Representatives diagram 2014 State of NC.svg
Political groups
Republican Party (74)
Democratic Party (45)
Unaffiliated (1)
Length of term
2 years
Authority Article II, North Carolina Constitution
Salary $13,951/year + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2014
(120 seats)
Next election
November 4, 2016
(120 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control, No Gubernatorial Veto
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
North Carolina State Legislative Building
Raleigh, North Carolina
North Carolina House of Representatives

The North Carolina House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the North Carolina General Assembly. The House is a 120-member body led by a Speaker of the House, who holds powers similar to those of the President pro-tem in the state senate.

In the 2015–2016 session (based on the results of the 2014 elections), the Republican Party holds a 74–45 majority over the Democratic Party (there is one unaffiliated representative, elected as a Democrat), down from a 77-43 Republican majority in the 2013-2014 session. In the 2007–2008 and 2009–2010 sessions, Democrats held a 68–52 majority.

The qualifications to be a member of the House are found in the state Constitution: "Each Representative, at the time of his election, shall be a qualified voter of the State, and shall have resided in the district for which he is chosen for one year immediately preceding his election." Elsewhere, the constitution specifies that no elected official shall be under twenty-one years of age, and that no elected officials may deny the existence of God, although the latter provision is not enforced.

Prior to the Constitution of 1868, the lower house of the North Carolina Legislature was known as the North Carolina House of Commons.

2015–2016 composition[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Ind Republican Vacant
End of Previous Legislature 43 0 77 120 0
Begin 45 1 74 120 0
Latest voting share 37.5% 62.5%


North Carolina House Officers
Position Name Party
Speaker Tim Moore Republican
Speaker pro tempore Paul Stam Republican
Majority Leader Mike Hager Republican
Majority Whip John R. Bell, IV Republican
Deputy Majority Whips Pat McElraft Republican
James L. Boles, Jr. Republican
Republican Conference Leader Ruth Samuelson Republican
Republican Freshman Leader John A. Fraley Republican
Republican Freshman Whip John R. Bradford, III Republican
Minority Leader Larry D. Hall Democratic
Deputy Minority Leader Susan C. Fisher Democratic
Minority Whips Rosa Gill Democratic
Deborah K. Ross Democratic
Marvin Lucas Democratic


District Representative Party Residence Counties Represented
1 Bob Steinburg Rep Edenton Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank (part), Perquimans, Tyrrell
2 Larry Yarborough Rep Roxboro Granville (part), Person
3 Michael Speciale Rep New Bern Craven (part), Pamlico, Beaufort (part)
4 Jimmy Dixon Rep Warsaw Duplin, Wayne (part)
5 Howard J. Hunter, III Dem Ahoskie Bertie, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank (part)
6 Paul Tine Ind Kitty Hawk Beaufort (part), Dare, Hyde, Washington
7 Bobbie Richardson [1] Dem Louisburg Franklin (part), Nash (part)
8 Susan Martin Rep Wilson Pitt (part), Wilson (part)
9 Brian Brown Rep Greenville Pitt (part)
10 John R. Bell IV Rep Goldsboro Craven (part), Greene (part), Lenoir (part), Wayne (part)
11 Duane Hall Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
12 George Graham Dem Kinston Craven (part), Greene (part), Lenoir (part)
13 Pat McElraft Rep Emerald Isle Carteret, Jones
14 George Cleveland Rep Jacksonville Onslow (part)
15 Phil Shepard Rep Jacksonville Onslow (part)
16 Chris Millis Rep Hampstead Onslow (part), Pender
17 Frank Iler Rep Oak Island Brunswick (part)
18 Susi Hamilton Dem Wilmington Brunswick (part), New Hanover (part)
19 Ted Davis, Jr. Rep Wilmington New Hanover
20 Rick Catlin Rep Wilmington New Hanover
21 Larry M. Bell Dem Clinton Duplin (part), Sampson (part), Wayne (part)
22 William D. Brisson Dem Dublin Bladen (part), Johnston (part), Sampson
23 Shelly Willingham Dem Rocky Mount Edgecombe (part), Martin
24 Jean Farmer-Butterfield Dem Wilson Pitt (part), Wilson (part)
25 Jeff Collins Rep Rocky Mount Franklin (part), Nash (part)
26 N. Leo Daughtry Rep Smithfield Johnston (part)
27 Michael H. Wray Dem Gaston Halifax, Northampton
28 James H. Langdon, Jr. Rep Angier Johnston (part)
29 Larry D. Hall Dem Durham Durham (part)
30 Paul Luebke Dem Durham Durham (part)
31 Henry M. Michaux, Jr. Dem Durham Durham (part)
32 Nathan Baskerville Dem Henderson Granville (part), Vance, Warren
33 Rosa Gill Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
34 Grier Martin[2] Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
35 Chris Malone Rep Wake Forest Wake (part)
36 Nelson Dollar Rep Cary Wake (part)
37 Paul Stam Rep Apex Wake (part)
38 Yvonne Lewis Holley Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
39 Darren G. Jackson Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
40 Marilyn Avila Rep Raleigh Wake (part)
41 Gale Adcock Dem Cary Wake (part)
42 Marvin Lucas Dem Spring Lake Cumberland
43 Elmer Floyd Dem Fayetteville Cumberland (part)
44 William O. Richardson[3] Dem Fayetteville Cumberland (part)
45 John Szoka Rep Fayetteville Cumberland (part)
46 Ken Waddell Dem Lumberton Bladen (part), Columbus, Robeson (part)
47 Charles Graham Dem Lumberton Robeson (part)
48 Garland E. Pierce Dem Wagram Hoke (part), Richmond (part), Robeson (part), Scotland (part)
49 Gary H. Pendleton Rep Raleigh Wake (part)
50 Graig R. Meyer[4] Dem Chapel Hill Durham (part), Orange (part)
51 Brad Salmon Dem Mamers Harnett (part), Lee (part)
52 James L. Boles, Jr. Rep Southern Pines Moore (part)
53 David R. Lewis Rep Dunn Harnett (part)
54 Robert T. Reives, II[5] Dem Sanford Chatham, Lee (part)
55 Mark Brody Rep Monroe Anson, Union (part)
56 Verla Insko Dem Chapel Hill Orange (part)
57 Pricey Harrison Dem Greensboro Guilford (part)
58 Ralph C. Johnson Dem Greensboro Guilford (part)
59 Jon Hardister Rep Greensboro Guilford (part)
60 Cecil Brockman Dem High Point Guilford (part)
61 John Faircloth Rep High Point Guilford (part)
62 John M. Blust Rep Greensboro Guilford (part)
63 Stephen M. Ross Rep Burlington Alamance (part)
64 Dennis Riddell Rep Snow Camp Alamance (part)
65 Bert Jones Rep Reidsville Caswell, Rockingham (part)
66 Ken Goodman Dem Rockingham Hoke (part), Montgomery (part), Richmond (part), Robeson (part), Scotland (part)
67 Justin P. Burr Rep Albemarle Montgomery (part), Stanly
68 D. Craig Horn Rep Weddington Union (part)
69 Dean Arp Rep Monroe Union (part)
70 Pat B. Hurley Rep Asheboro Randolph (part)
71 Evelyn Terry Dem Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
72 Edward Hanes, Jr. Dem Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
73 Lee Zachary Rep Yadkinville Alexander (part), Wilkes (part), Yadkin
74 Debra Conrad Rep Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
75 Donny Lambeth Rep Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
76 Carl Ford Rep Landis Cabarrus (part), Rowan (part)
77 Harry Warren Rep Salisbury Rowan (part)
78 Allen McNeill Rep Asheboro Moore (part), Randolph (part)
79 Julia Howard Rep Mocksville Davie, Forsyth (part)
80 Sam Watford Rep Thomasville Davidson (part)
81 Rayne Brown Rep Lexington Davidson (part)
82 Larry G. Pittman Rep Concord Cabarrus (part)
83 Linda P. Johnson Rep Kannapolis Cabarrus (part)
84 Rena W. Turner Rep Olin Iredell, (part)
85 Josh Dobson[6] Rep Marion Avery (part), McDowell, Mitchell
86 Hugh Blackwell Rep Valdese Burke (part)
87 George S. Robinson Rep Lenoir Caldwell (part)
88 Rob Bryan Rep Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
89 Mitchell S. Setzer Rep Catawba Catawba
90 Sarah Stevens Rep Mt. Airy Surry, Wilkes (part)
91 Bryan R. Holloway Rep King Rockingham (part), Stokes
92 Charles Jeter Rep Huntersville Mecklenburg (part)
93 Jonathan C. Jordan Rep Jefferson Ashe, Watauga
94 Jeffrey Elmore Rep North Wilkesboro Alleghany, Wilkes (part)
95 John A. Fraley Rep Mooresville Iredell (part)
96 Jay Adams Rep Hickory Catawba (part)
97 Jason Saine Rep Lincolnton Lincoln
98 John R. Bradford, III Rep Cornelius Mecklenburg (part)
99 Rodney W. Moore Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
100 Tricia Cotham Dem Matthews Mecklenburg (part)
101 Beverly M. Earle Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
102 Becky Carney Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
103 William M. Brawley Rep Matthews Mecklenburg (part)
104 Dan Bishop Rep Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
105 Jacqueline Michelle Schaffer Rep Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
106 Carla Cunningham Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
107 Kelly Alexander Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
108 John Torbett Rep Stanley Gaston (part)
109 Dana Bumgardner Rep Gastonia Gaston (part)
110 Kelly Hastings Rep Cherryville Cleveland (part), Gaston (part)
111 Tim Moore Rep Kings Mountain Cleveland (part)
112 Mike Hager Rep Rutherfordton Burke (part), Rutherford
113 Chris Whitmire Rep Brevard Henderson (part), Polk, Transylvania
114 Susan C. Fisher Dem Asheville Buncombe (part)
115 John Ager Dem Fairview Buncombe (part)
116 Brian Turner Dem Asheville Buncombe (part)
117 Chuck McGrady Rep Hendersonville Henderson (part)
118 Michele D. Presnell Rep Burnsville Haywood (part), Madison, Yancey
119 Joe Sam Queen Dem Waynesville Haywood (part), Jackson, Swain
120 Roger West Rep Marble Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon

Source: NC General Assembly official site

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Appointed on January 9, 2013 to replace Angela R. Bryant, who resigned on January 4, 2013.
  2. ^ Appointed to replace Deborah K. Ross, who had resigned.
  3. ^ Appointed to replace Rick Glazier, who resigned in 2015.
  4. ^ Appointed to replace Valerie Foushee, who had been appointed to the state Senate.
  5. ^ Appointed in 2014 to succeed Deb McManus, who had resigned.
  6. ^ Appointed to the House to replace Mitch Gillespie, who resigned on January 6, 2013 just after the legislature convened.

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