2018 Resource: North Carolina Legislator Profiles
With the close of 2018 candidate filing, Real Facts NC wants to direct your attention to an important resource we’re developing going into 2018.
We’ve already written them on several incumbent legislators who are running for re-election in 2018. Here they are listed below with challengers:
HD09: Greg Murphy will face Democrat Kris Rixon
HD19: Ted Davis, Jr has a Republican primary opponent Mark Ford. The winner will face Democrat Marica Morgan and Libertarian David Perry in the general election.
HD20: Holly Grange has three Democratic challengers, Leslie Cohen, Gary Shipman, and John Bauer.
HD22: William Brisson could face either Democrat Lawrence Aycock or Tony Denning in his first race as a Republican.
HD27: Michael Wray faces Democratic primary opposition from Franklin Delano Williams. Republican Raymond Dyer will take on the winner.
HD35: Chris Malone has a Republican primary opponent in Isaac Burke. If Malone wins there, he’ll face either Democrat Terence Everitt or Adam Wright and Libertarian Michael Nelson.
HD36: Nelson Dollar will face Wake County PTA President Julie von Haefen and Libertarian Robyn Pegram in November.
HD45: John Szoka is challenged by Democrat Albeiro Florez.
HD51: John Sauls faces opposition from Democrat Lisa Mathis.
HD59: Jon Hardister’s crowded race includes primary opposition from fromer NC Senator Mark McDaniel and Karen Albright. The winner will take on Democrat, and Greensboro-native Steve Buccini.
HD62: John Faircloth will face Democrat Martha Shafer in November in what is now HD62.
HD63: Stephen Ross is challenged by Democrat Erica McAdoo.
HD64: Dennis Riddell could face Democrat Cathy von Hassel-Davies.
HD66: Ken Goodman faces Republican Clyde Cupples.
HD74: Debra Conrad is opposed by Democrat Terri LeGrand.
HD75: Donny Lambeth faces Dan Besse in a race where voters mustache themselves who is best for the job.
HD98: John Bradford will face either Democrat Christy Clark or Branden Rosenlieb in November.
HD103: Bill Brawley has to take on Democrat Rachel Hunt, a lawyer, public schools advocate, and the daughter of Governor Jim Hunt.
HD104: Andy Dulin is challenged by Democrat Brandon Lofton.
HD105: Scott Stone has two Democratic challengers, Wesley Harris and Ayoub Ouederni.
HD111: Tim Moore will face David Brinkley in November.
HD119: Mike Clampitt is up for a rematch with former Representative Joe Sam Queen.
SD30: Phil Berger will take on Democrat Jennifer Mangrum and Libertarian Robert Jordan in what is now SD30.
SD38: Joel Ford faces a four-way primary, including strong challenger Mujtaba Mohammed. The winner will face Richard Rivette.
Bonus: we profiled both Linda Hunt Williams and John Blust who are not seeking re-election. In Williams’ HD37 Democrat Sydney Batch faces Republican John Adcock; they’re joined by Libertarian Guy Meilleur as well. In the district that would’ve been Blust’s (HD57) Democrat Ashton Wheeler Clemmons takes on Republican Troy Lawson.
May and November bring a crowded field of candidates where (almost) all legislative districts are left with at least one Republican and Democratic candidate (only incumbent Democrat Jean Farmer-Butterfield currently has no challenger, though Republicans report an unaffiliated candidate will file there). With plenty more to come, we hope these profiles will be a helpful resource to navigate these exciting times.
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