North Carolina House: Races to Watch


North Carolina House: Races to WatchAs Election Day approaches, we are highlighting the races to watch in key battleground legislative chambers. This week, we feature the North Carolina House of Representatives.

In 2010, Republicans regained the majority in the North Carolina House of Representatives for the first time since 1998. While Republicans currently hold a 29-seat majority, all 120 House seats are up for reelection in 2016.

Here are the Republican candidates to watch: 

Incumbents
State House District 2 – Larry Yarborough (R) v. Joe Parrish (D)
State House District 8 – Susan Martin (R) v. Charlie Pat Farris (D)
State House District 35 – Chris Malone (R) v. Terence Everitt (D)
State House District 40 – Marilyn Avila (R) v. Joe John (D)
State House District 49 – Gary Pendleton (R) v. Cynthia Ball (D)
State House District 88 – Rob Bryan (R) v. Mary Belk (D)
State House District 93 – Jonathan Jordan (R) v. Sue Counts (D)
State House District 98 – John Bradford (R) v. Jane Campbell (Unaffiliated)
State House District103 – Bill Brawley (R) v. Rochelle Rivas (D)
State House District 105 – Scott Stone (R) v. Connie Green-Johnson (D)
State House District 118 – Michele Presnell (R) v. Rhonda Schandevel (D)

Challengers
State House District 44 – Jim Arp (R) v. Billy Richardson (D)
State House District 51 – John Sauls (R) v. Brad Salmon (D)
State House District 115 – Frank Moretz (R) v. John Ager (D)

Open Seats
State House District 37 – Linda Hunt Williams (R) v. Randy Barrow (D)
State House District 46 – Brenden Jones (R) v. Tim Benton (D)
State House District 92 – Danae Caulfield (R) v. Chaz Beasley (D)
State House District 104 – Andy Dulin (R) v. Peter Noris (D)

Maintaining and strengthening the Republican Majority in the North Carolina House will help Republicans pass conservative legislation on items like redistricting, job creation and the economy.

As Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Every legislative chamber matters, and GOPAC is committed to having strong Republican majorities in every legislative chamber around the country.