North Carolina House of Representatives

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North Carolina
House of Representatives
North Carolina General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 9, 2019
Leadership
Tim Moore (R)
since January 15, 2015
Sarah Stevens (R)
since January 11, 2017
John R. Bell, IV (R)
since August 30, 2016
Darren Jackson (D)
since January 11, 2017
Structure
Seats120
North Carolina State House 2019-2021.svg
Political groups
Majority

Minority

Length of term
2 years
Salary$13,951/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(120 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(120 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control, no gubernatorial veto
Meeting place
House of Representatives chamber
North Carolina Legislative Building
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Website
www.ncleg.gov/House
Constitution
Constitution of North Carolina

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 North Carolina Senate.

In the 2019-2020 session, the Republican Party holds a 65–55 majority over the Democratic Party, compared to a 75-45 Republican majority in the 2017-2018 session.

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 qualified voters that are 21 are eligible for candidacy except if otherwise disqualified by the constitution, and that no elected officials may deny the existence of God, although the latter provision is no longer enforced. The latter provision was thrown out in 2018.

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

Partisan composition[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Ind Vacant
End of 2015–16 legislature 74 45 1 120 0
Beginning of previous (2017–18) legislature 74 46 0 120 0
End of previous (2017–18) legislature 75 45
Beginning of current (2019–20) legislature 65 55 0 120 0
June 27, 2019[1] 64 119 1
July 5, 2019[2] 65 120 0
Latest voting share 54.2% 45.8%

Officers (2019-2020 Session)[edit]

North Carolina House[3] Officers
Position Name Party
Speaker Tim Moore Republican
Speaker Pro Tempore Sarah Stevens Republican
Majority Leader John R. Bell, IV[4] Republican
Deputy Majority Leader Brenden H. Jones Republican
Majority Whip Jon Hardister Republican
Minority Leader Darren Jackson Democratic
Deputy Minority Leader Robert T. Reives, II Democratic
Minority Whips Cynthia Ball Democratic
Garland E. Pierce Democratic
Deb Butler Democratic
Carla Cunningham Democratic
Amos Quick Democratic

Members (2019-2020 Session)[edit]

District Representative Party Counties Represented First elected
1 Ed Goodwin Republican Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington 2018
2 Larry Yarborough Republican Granville, Person 2014
3 Michael Speciale Republican Craven 2012
4 Jimmy Dixon Republican Duplin, Onslow 2010
5 Howard J. Hunter III Democratic Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank 2014
6 Robert Hanig Republican Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico 2018
7 Lisa Stone Barnes Republican Franklin, Nash 2018
8 Kandie Smith Democratic Pitt 2018
9 Perrin Jones Republican Pitt 2019↑
10 John R. Bell IV Republican Greene, Johnston, Wayne 2012
11 Allison Dahle Democratic Wake 2018
12 Chris Humphrey Republican Lenoir, Pitt 2018
13 Pat McElraft Republican Carteret, Jones 2006
14 George G. Cleveland Republican Onslow 2004
15 Phil Shepard Republican Onslow 2010
16 Carson Smith Jr. Republican Columbus, Pender 2018
17 Frank Iler Republican Brunswick 2009↑
18 Deb Butler Democratic Brunswick, New Hanover 2017↑
19 Ted Davis Jr. Republican New Hanover 2012↑
20 Holly Grange Republican New Hanover 2016↑
21 Raymond Smith Jr. Democratic Sampson, Wayne 2018
22 William Brisson Republican Bladen, Sampson 2006
23 Shelly Willingham Democratic Edgecombe, Martin 2014
24 Jean Farmer-Butterfield Democratic Wilson 2002
25 James Gailliard Democratic Nash 2018
26 Donna McDowell White Republican Johnston 2016
27 Michael H. Wray Democratic Halifax, Northampton 2004
28 Larry C. Strickland Republican Harnett, Johnston 2016
29 MaryAnn Black Democratic Durham 2017↑
30 Marcia Morey Democratic Durham 2017↑
31 Zack Forde-Hawkins Democratic Durham 2018
32 Terry E. Garrison Democratic Granville, Vance, Warren 2016
33 Rosa Gill Democratic Wake 2009↑
34 Grier Martin Democratic Wake 2013↑ (2005-2012)
35 Terence Everitt Democratic Wake 2018
36 Julie Von Haefen Democratic Wake 2018
37 Sydney Batch Democratic Wake 2018
38 Yvonne Lewis Holley Democratic Wake 2012
39 Darren Jackson Democratic Wake 2009↑
40 Joe John Democratic Wake 2016
41 Gale Adcock Democratic Wake 2014
42 Marvin W. Lucas Democratic Cumberland 2000
43 Elmer Floyd Democratic Cumberland 2008
44 William O. Richardson Democratic Cumberland 2015↑ (1993-1996)
45 John Szoka Republican Cumberland 2012
46 Brenden H. Jones Republican Columbus, Robeson 2016
47 Charles Graham Democratic Robeson 2010
48 Garland E. Pierce Democratic Hoke, Scotland 2004
49 Cynthia Ball Democratic Wake 2016
50 Graig R. Meyer Democratic Caswell, Orange 2013↑
51 John Sauls Republican Harnett, Lee 2016
52 James L. Boles Jr. Republican Moore 2008
53 David R. Lewis Republican Harnett 2002
54 Robert T. Reives II Democratic Chatham, Durham 2014↑
55 Mark Brody Republican Anson, Union 2012
56 Verla Insko Democratic Orange 1996
57 Ashton Clemmons Democratic Guilford 2018
58 Amos L. Quick, III Democratic Guilford 2016
59 Jon Hardister Republican Guilford 2012
60 Cecil Brockman Democratic Guilford 2014
61 Pricey Harrison Democratic Guilford 2004
62 John Faircloth Republican Guilford 2010
63 Stephen Ross Republican Alamance 2012
64 Dennis Riddell Republican Alamance 2012
65 Jerry Carter Republican Rockingham 2018
66 Scott Brewer Democratic Montgomery, Richmond, Stanly 2019↑
67 Clayton Sasser Republican Cabarrus, Stanly 2018
68 D. Craig Horn Republican Union 2010
69 Dean Arp Republican Union 2012
70 Pat Hurley Republican Randolph 2006
71 Evelyn Terry Democratic Forsyth 2012
72 Derwin Montgomery Democratic Forsyth 2018↑
73 Lee Zachary Republican Forsyth, Yadkin 2014
74 Debra Conrad Republican Forsyth 2012
75 Donny Lambeth Republican Forsyth 2012
76 Harry Warren Republican Rowan 2016
77 Julia C. Howard Republican Davie, Rowan 1988
78 Allen McNeill Republican Moore, Randolph 2012↑
79 Keith Kidwell Republican Beaufort, Craven 2018
80 Steven Jarvis Republican Davidson 2018
81 Larry W. Potts Republican Davidson 2016
82 Larry Pittman Republican Cabarrus, Rowan 2011↑
83 Linda P. Johnson Republican Cabarrus 2000
84 Jeffrey McNeely Republican Iredell 2019↑
85 Josh Dobson Republican Avery, McDowell, Mitchell 2013↑
86 Hugh Blackwell Republican Burke 2008
87 Destin Hall Republican Caldwell 2016
88 Mary Belk Democratic Mecklenburg 2016
89 Mitchell S. Setzer Republican Catawba 1998
90 Sarah Stevens Republican Alleghany, Surry, Wilkes 2008
91 Kyle Hall Republican Rockingham, Stokes, Surry 2016
92 Chaz Beasley Democratic Mecklenburg 2016
93 C. Ray Russell Democratic Ashe, Watauga 2018
94 Jeffrey Elmore Republican Alleghany, Wilkes 2012
95 John A. Fraley Republican Iredell 2014
96 Jay Adams Republican Catawba 2014
97 Jason Saine Republican Lincoln 2011↑
98 Christy Clark Democratic Mecklenburg 2018
99 Nasif Majeed Democratic Mecklenburg 2018
100 John Autry Democratic Mecklenburg 2016
101 Carolyn Logan Democratic Mecklenburg 2018
102 Becky Carney Democratic Mecklenburg 2002
103 Rachel Hunt Democratic Mecklenburg 2018
104 Brandon Lofton Democratic Mecklenburg 2018
105 Wesley Harris Democratic Mecklenburg 2018
106 Carla Cunningham Democratic Mecklenburg 2012
107 Kelly Alexander Democratic Mecklenburg 2008
108 John Torbett Republican Gaston 2010
109 Dana Bumgardner Republican Gaston 2012
110 Kelly E. Hastings Republican Cleveland, Gaston 2010
111 Tim Moore Republican Cleveland 2002
112 David Rogers Republican Burke, Rutherford 2016↑
113 Jake Johnson Republican Henderson, Polk, Transylvania 2019↑
114 Susan C. Fisher Democratic Buncombe 2004↑
115 John Ager Democratic Buncombe 2014
116 Brian Turner Democratic Buncombe 2014
117 Chuck McGrady Republican Henderson 2010
118 Michele D. Presnell Republican Haywood, Madison, Yancey 2012
119 Joe Sam Queen Democratic Haywood, Jackson, Swain 2018 (2013-2016)
120 Kevin Corbin Republican Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon 2016
  • ↑: Member was first appointed to office.

Source: NC General Assembly official site

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Republican Rena Turner (District 84) resigned to spend more time with family. Suggs, Megan (June 17, 2019). "Rep. Rena Turner: 'It's been a joy for me to serve, but it's time for me to leave'". Statesville Record & Landmark. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Republican Jeffrey McNeely was appointed to District 84. Suggs, Megan (June 28, 2019). "Iredell GOP nominates county commissioner to take seat in state House of Representatives". Moresville Tribune. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  3. ^ House Leadership
  4. ^ Press, Associated. "Rep. John Bell elected North Carolina House majority leader". Retrieved March 16, 2018.

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Coordinates: 35°46′59.53″N 78°38′20.24″W / 35.7832028°N 78.6389556°W / 35.7832028; -78.6389556