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 North Carolina Senate.

North Carolina
House of Representatives
North Carolina General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 1, 2021
Leadership
Tim Moore (R)
since January 15, 2015
Sarah Stevens (R)
since January 11, 2017
John R. Bell IV (R)
since August 30, 2016
Robert T. Reives II (D)
since January 1, 2021
Structure
Seats120
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (69)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
Salary$13,951/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(120 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(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 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, as it is illegal to do so.

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

Partisan compositionEdit

Affiliation Party
(shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of (2017–18) legislature 75 45 120 0
Beginning of previous (2019–20) legislature 65 55 120 0
End of previous (2019–20) legislature 65 54 120 1
Beginning of current (2021–22) legislature 69 50 120 1
January 11, 2021 - August 3, 2021 69 51 120 0
August 3, 2021-August 11, 2021[1] 68 51 120 1
Since August 11, 2021[2] 69 51 120 0
Latest voting share 58% 43%

Officers (2021–22 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 Jones Republican
Majority Whip Jon Hardister Republican
Minority Leader Robert T. Reives II Democratic
Deputy Minority Leader Gale Adcock Democratic
Minority Whips Susan C. Fisher Democratic
Raymond Smith Jr. Democratic
Deb Butler Democratic
Amos Quick Democratic

Members (2021–22 session)Edit

 
Map of current partisan composition of legislative districts for state house:
  Republican representative
  Democratic representative
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 Steve Tyson Republican Craven 2020
4 Jimmy Dixon Republican Duplin, Onslow 2010
5 Howard Hunter III Democratic Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank 2014
6 Bobby Hanig Republican Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico 2018
7 Matthew Winslow Republican Franklin, Nash 2020
8 Kandie Smith Democratic Pitt 2018
9 Brian Farkas Democratic Pitt 2020
10 John Bell 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 Cleveland Republican Onslow 2004
15 Phil Shepard Republican Onslow 2010
16 Carson Smith Republican Columbus, Pender 2018
17 Frank Iler Republican Brunswick 2009↑
18 Deb Butler Democratic New Hanover 2017↑
19 Charlie Miller Republican Brunswick, New Hanover 2020
20 Ted Davis Jr. Republican New Hanover 2012↑
21 Raymond Smith Jr. Democratic Sampson, Wayne 2018
22 William Brisson Republican Bladen, Sampson 2006
23 Shelly Willingham Democratic Edgecombe, Martin 2014
24 Linda Cooper-Suggs Democratic Wilson 2020↑
25 James Gailliard Democratic Nash 2018
26 Donna McDowell White Republican Johnston 2016
27 Michael Wray Democratic Halifax, Northampton 2004
28 Larry Strickland Republican Harnett, Johnston 2016
29 Vernetta Alston Democratic Durham 2020↑
30 Marcia Morey Democratic Durham 2017↑
31 Zack Forde-Hawkins Democratic Durham 2018
32 Terry Garrison Democratic Granville, Vance, Warren 2016
33 Rosa Gill Democratic Wake 2009↑
34 Grier Martin Democratic Wake 2013↑ (2005-2013)
35 Terence Everitt Democratic Wake 2018
36 Julie von Haefen Democratic Wake 2018
37 Erin Paré Republican Wake 2020
38 Abe Jones Democratic Wake 2020
39 James Roberson Democratic Wake 2021↑
40 Joe John Democratic Wake 2016
41 Gale Adcock Democratic Wake 2014
42 Marvin Lucas Democratic Cumberland 2000
43 Diane Wheatley Republican Cumberland 2008
44 William "Billy" Richardson Democratic Cumberland 2015↑ (1993-1996)
45 John Szoka Republican Cumberland 2012
46 Brenden Jones Republican Columbus, Robeson 2016
47 Charles Graham Democratic Robeson 2010
48 Garland Pierce Democratic Hoke, Scotland 2004
49 Cynthia Ball Democratic Wake 2016
50 Graig Meyer Democratic Caswell, Orange 2013↑
51 John Sauls Republican Harnett, Lee 2016
52 Jamie Boles Republican Moore 2008
53 Howard Penny Jr. Republican Harnett 2020↑
54 Robert Reives 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 Quick 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 Ricky Hurtado Democratic Alamance 2020
64 Dennis Riddell Republican Alamance 2012
65 Reece Pyrtle[5][6] Republican Rockingham 2021↑
66 Ben Moss Republican Montgomery, Richmond, Stanly 2020
67 Wayne Sasser Republican Cabarrus, Stanly 2018
68 David Willis Republican Union 2020
69 Dean Arp Republican Union 2012
70 Pat Hurley Republican Randolph 2006
71 Evelyn Terry Democratic Forsyth 2012
72 Amber Baker Democratic Forsyth 2020
73 Lee Zachary Republican Forsyth, Yadkin 2014
74 Jeff Zenger Republican Forsyth 2020
75 Donny Lambeth Republican Forsyth 2012
76 Harry Warren Republican Rowan 2016
77 Julia Craven Howard Republican Davie, Rowan 1988
78 Allen McNeill Republican Moore, Randolph 2012↑
79 Keith Kidwell Republican Beaufort, Craven 2018
80 Sam Watford Republican Davidson 2020 (2015-2019)
81 Larry Potts Republican Davidson 2016
82 Kristin Baker[7] Republican Cabarrus 2020↑
83 Larry Pittman Republican Cabarrus, Rowan 2011↑
84 Jeffrey McNeely Republican Iredell 2019↑
85 Dudley Greene Republican Avery, McDowell, Mitchell 2020
86 Hugh Blackwell Republican Burke 2008
87 Destin Hall Republican Caldwell 2016
88 Mary Belk Democratic Mecklenburg 2016
89 Mitchell Setzer Republican Catawba 1998
90 Sarah Stevens Republican Alleghany, Surry, Wilkes 2008
91 Kyle Hall Republican Rockingham, Stokes, Surry 2016
92 Terry Brown Democratic Mecklenburg 2020
93 Ray Pickett Republican Ashe, Watauga 2020
94 Jeffrey Elmore Republican Alleghany, Wilkes 2012
95 Grey Mills Republican Iredell 2020 (2009-2013)
96 Jay Adams Republican Catawba 2014
97 Jason Saine Republican Lincoln 2011↑
98 John Bradford Republican Mecklenburg 2020 (2015-2019)
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 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 Fisher Democratic Buncombe 2004↑
115 John Ager Democratic Buncombe 2014
116 Brian Turner Democratic Buncombe 2014
117 Tim Moffitt Republican Henderson 2020↑ (2011-2015)
118 Mark Pless Republican Haywood, Madison, Yancey 2020
119 Mike Clampitt Republican Haywood, Jackson, Swain 2020 (2017-2019)
120 Karl Gillespie Republican Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon 2020
  • ↑: Member was first appointed to office.

Source: NC General Assembly official site

Past composition of the House of RepresentativesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jerry Carter died Aug. 2, 2021.
  2. ^ Spear, Susie (August 11, 2021). "Rockingham County Commissioner Pyrtle tapped to fill Carter's legislative seat". Rockingham Now. Greensboro New & Record. Retrieved August 17, 2021.}
  3. ^ "Leadership - North Carolina General Assembly". www.ncleg.gov. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  4. ^ "Rep. John Bell elected North Carolina House majority leader". Associated Press. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Jerry Carter died Aug. 2, 2021.
  6. ^ Spear, Susie (August 11, 2021). "Rockingham County Commissioner Pyrtle tapped to fill Carter's legislative seat". Rockingham Now. Greensboro New & Record. Retrieved August 17, 2021.}
  7. ^ reports, staff. "Dr. Kristin Baker appointed to N.C. State House". The Independent Tribune. Retrieved June 19, 2021.

External linksEdit

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