North Carolina House of Representatives

North Carolina House of Representatives
North Carolina
House of Representatives
North Carolina General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type Lower house
Term limits None
New session started January 26, 2011
Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, (R)
since January 26, 2011
Speaker pro Tempore Dale Folwell, (R)
since January 26, 2011
Majority Leader Paul Stam, (R)
since January 26, 2011
Minority Leader Joe Hackney, (D)
since January 26, 2011
Members 120
Political groups Republican Party (67)
Democratic Party (52)
Independent (1)
Length of term 2 years
Authority Article II, North Carolina Constitution
Salary $13,951/year + per diem
Last election November 2, 2010
(120 seats)
Next election November 6, 2012
(120 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
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 2011-2012 session (based on the results of the 2010 elections), the Republican Party holds a 68-52 majority over the Democratic Party (including one member elected as an Independent who caucused with the Republicans and later changed his registration to Republican). 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.


Composition of the House

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Ind. Democratic Vacant
End of Previous Legislature 52 0 68 120 0
Begin 67 1 52 120 0
Latest voting share 56.67% 43.33%

2011-2012 Officers

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 Democratic
Minority Whips Rick Glazier Democratic
Larry Hall Democratic
Ray Rapp Democratic
Deborah K. Ross Democratic
Michael H. Wray Democratic

Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives

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 Warsaw
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 Republican Kinston
11 Efton Sager Republican Goldsboro
12 William L. Wainwright 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 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 Thomas 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 Republican[1] Reidsville
66 Ken Goodman Democratic Rockingham
67 Justin Burr Republican Albemarle
68 D. Craig Horn Republican Weddington
69 Frank McGuirt[2] Democratic Wingate
70 Pat Hurley Republican Asheboro
71 Larry Womble Democratic Winston-Salem
72 Earline Parmon Democratic Winston-Salem
73 Larry R. Brown 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 Republican Asheboro
79 Julia Howard Republican Mocksville
80 Jerry Dockham Republican Denton
81 Rayne Brown Republican Lexington
82 Larry Pittman Republican Concord
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 C. Jordan Republican Jefferson
94 Shirley Randleman Republican Wilkesboro
95 Grey Mills Republican Mooresville
96 Mark Hilton Republican Conover
97 Jason Saine[3] Republican Denver
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 Charlotte
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 Republican Brevard
114 Susan C. Fisher Democratic Asheville
115 Patsy Keever Democratic Asheville
116 Tim D. Moffitt Democratic Asheville
117 Chuck McGrady Republican Hendersonville
118 Ray Rapp Democratic Mars Hill
119 R. Phillip Haire Democratic Sylva
120 Roger West Republican Marble

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ Appointed to replace Pryor Gibson, who resigned in March 2011.
  3. ^ Appointed to replace Johnathan Rhyne, Jr., who resigned 15 August 2011.

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