Verla C. Insko

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Representative
Verla Insko
Verla Insko NC.jpg
Member of the
North Carolina House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 1997 – May 31, 2022[1]
Preceded byAnne Craig Barnes
Succeeded byAllen Buansi[2][3]
Constituency24th District (1997-2003)
56th District (2003-2022)
Personal details
Born (1936-02-05) February 5, 1936 (age 86)
Decatur, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Chester
Children2
Residence(s)Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Alma materFresno State College (BA)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MPA)
OccupationRetired health program administrator
Websitehttps://verlainsko.com/

Verla Clemens Insko (born February 5, 1936) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Insko has represented the 56th district (including constituents in Orange County) since 1997.[4] She is a retired health program administrator from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Insko also previously served as a member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education from 1977 to 1985 and on the Orange County Board of Commissioners from 1990 to 1994. She has been noted for her progressive policy positions, such as her support for publicly funded universal health care, and stated in a candidate questionnaire, "I believe in an activist government that provides for the common good and protects the vulnerable". On September 15, 2021 Insko announced that she wouldn't seek re-election to the NC House in 2022.[5]

Committee assignments[edit]

[6]

2021-2022 session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations - Health and Human Services
  • Health (Vice Chair)
  • Education - Universities
  • Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform
  • Environment
  • Ethics

2019-2020 session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations - Health and Human Services
  • Health
  • Education - Universities
  • Environment
  • Ethics
  • Homelessness, Foster Care, and Dependency

2017-2018 session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations - Health and Human Services
  • Health
  • Education - Universities
  • Homelessness, Foster Care, and Dependency
  • Insurance

2015-2016 session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations - Health and Human Services (Vice Chair)
  • Health
  • Education - Community Colleges
  • Environment
  • Insurance
  • Judiciary III
  • State Personnel

2013-2014 session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Environment
  • Health and Human Services
  • Insurance
  • Judiciary

2011-2012 session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Environment
  • Health and Human Services
  • Insurance
  • Judiciary

2009-2010 session[edit]

  • Appropriations
  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Judiciary I
  • Mental Health Reform
  • Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

Electoral history[edit]

2020[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 56th district Democratic primary election, 2020[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 20,389 85.64%
Democratic Joe Parrish 3,418 14.36%
Total votes 23,807 100%
North Carolina House of Representatives 56th district general election, 2020[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 38,428 100%
Total votes 38,428 100%
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 56th district general election, 2018[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 32,286 86.15%
Republican Marcus Cooke 4,235 11.30%
Libertarian Matthew P. Clements 955 2.55%
Total votes 37,476 100%
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 56th district general election, 2016[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 43,144 100%
Total votes 43,144 100%
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 56th district general election, 2014[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 25,601 81.19%
Republican David (Dave) Pratt Carter 5,932 18.81%
Total votes 31,533 100%
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 56th district general election, 2012[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 35,173 77.44%
Republican Karrie Mead 10,248 22.56%
Total votes 45,421 100%
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 56th district general election, 2010[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 17,737 100%
Total votes 17,737 100%
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 56th district general election, 2008[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 30,835 100%
Total votes 30,835 100%
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 56th district general election, 2006[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 14,472 100%
Total votes 14,472 100%
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 56th district general election, 2004[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 25,984 100%
Total votes 25,984 100%
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 56th district general election, 2002[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 15,805 79.98%
Libertarian Will Shooter 3,957 20.02%
Total votes 19,762 100%
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 24th district general election, 2000[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Hackney (incumbent) 41,133 33.73%
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 38,944 31.93%
Republican William Towne 19,928 16.34%
Republican Rod Chaney 19,281 15.81%
Libertarian John H. Bauman 2,672 2.19%
Total votes 121,958 100%
Democratic hold
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

North Carolina House of Representatives 24th district general election, 1998[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Hackney (incumbent) 32,828 52.63%
Democratic Verla Insko (incumbent) 29,549 47.37%
Total votes 62,377 100%
Democratic hold
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative Verla Insko (DEM)". North Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  2. ^ McConnell, Brighton (June 2, 2022). "Allen Buansi Sworn in To Succeed Rep. Insko for NC House District 56". Chapelboro. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  3. ^ "Allen Buansi". Ballotpedia. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  4. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  5. ^ Meagan Bergstrom (September 26, 2021). "After 26 years of service, Rep. Verla Insko announces her retirement". The Daily Tar heel. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  6. ^ "Verla Insko". Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  7. ^ [1] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  8. ^ [2] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  9. ^ [3] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  10. ^ [4] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  11. ^ [5] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  12. ^ [6] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  13. ^ [7] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  14. ^ [8] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  15. ^ [9] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  16. ^ [10] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  17. ^ [11] North Carolina State Board of Elections.
  18. ^ "NC State House 024". Our Campaigns. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  19. ^ "NC State House 024". Our Campaigns. Retrieved February 19, 2022.

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North Carolina House of Representatives
Preceded by
Anne Craig Barnes
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 24th district

1997–2003
Served alongside: Joe Hackney
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 56th district

2003–2022
Succeeded by