North Carolina House of Representatives

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North Carolina
House of Representatives
North Carolina General Assembly
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Term limits
New session started
January 1, 2021
Tim Moore (R)
since January 15, 2015
Speaker pro tempore
Sarah Stevens (R)
since January 11, 2017
Majority Leader
John Bell (R)
since August 30, 2016
Minority Leader
Robert Reives (D)
since January 1, 2021
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Political groups
  •   Republican (69)


Length of term
2 years
Salary$13,951/year + per diem
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
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.


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 would be 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 composition

(shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of (2017–18) legislature75451200
Beginning of previous (2019–20) legislature65551200
End of previous (2019–20) legislature65541201
Beginning of current (2021–22) legislature69501201
January 11, 2021 - August 3, 202169511200
August 3, 2021 – August 11, 2021 [1] 68511201
August 11, 2021 - October 3, 2021 [2] 69511200
October 3, 2021 - November 1, 202168511201
November 1, 2021 - January 31, 202269511200
January 31, 2022 - February 1, 202269501201
February 1, 2022 - July 8, 202269511200
July 8, 2022 - July 15, 202269501201
July 15, 2022 - August 29, 202269511200
August 29, 2022 - Septyember 19, 202268511201
Since September 19, 202269511200
Latest voting share

Officers (2021–22 session)

North Carolina House [3] Officers
Speaker Tim Moore Republican
Speaker Pro Tempore Sarah Stevens Republican
Majority Leader John Bell [4] Republican
Deputy Majority Leader Brenden Jones Republican
Majority Whip Jon Hardister Republican
Minority Leader Robert Reives Democratic
Deputy Minority Leader Gale Adcock Democratic
Minority Whips Susan Fisher Democratic
Raymond Smith Jr. Democratic
Deb Butler Democratic
Amos Quick Democratic

Members (2021–22 session)

Map of current partisan composition of legislative districts for state house:
Republican representative
Democratic representative NCStateHouseCurrent.svg
Map of current partisan composition of legislative districts for state house:
  Republican representative
  Democratic representative
DistrictRepresentativePartyCounties RepresentedFirst elected
1st Ed Goodwin Republican Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington 2018
2nd Larry Yarborough Republican Granville, Person 2014
3rd Steve Tyson Republican Craven 2020
4th Jimmy Dixon Republican Duplin, Onslow 2010
5th Howard Hunter III Democratic Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank 2014
6th Paul O'Neal Republican Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico 2022↑
7th Matthew Winslow Republican Franklin, Nash 2020
8th Kandie Smith Democratic Pitt 2018
9th Brian Farkas DemocraticPitt2020
10th John Bell Republican Greene, Johnston, Wayne 2012
11th Allison Dahle Democratic Wake 2018
12th Chris Humphrey Republican Lenoir, Pitt 2018
13th Pat McElraft Republican Carteret, Jones 2006
14th George Cleveland Republican Onslow 2004
15th Phil Shepard RepublicanOnslow2010
16th Carson Smith Republican Columbus, Pender 2018
17th Frank Iler Republican Brunswick 2009↑
18th Deb Butler Democratic New Hanover 2017↑
19th Charlie Miller Republican Brunswick, New Hanover 2020
20th Ted Davis Jr. RepublicanNew Hanover2012↑
21st Raymond Smith Jr. Democratic Sampson, Wayne 2018
22nd William Brisson Republican Bladen, Sampson2006
23rd Shelly Willingham Democratic Edgecombe, Martin 2014
24th Linda Cooper-Suggs Democratic Wilson 2020↑
25th James Gailliard Democratic Nash 2018
26th Donna McDowell White Republican Johnston 2016
27th Michael Wray Democratic Halifax, Northampton 2004
28th Larry Strickland Republican Harnett, Johnston 2016
29th Vernetta Alston Democratic Durham 2020↑
30th Marcia Morey DemocraticDurham2017↑
31st Zack Forde-Hawkins DemocraticDurham2018
32nd Terry Garrison Democratic Granville, Vance, Warren 2016
33rd Rosa Gill Democratic Wake 2009↑
34th Jack Nichols DemocraticWake2022↑
35th Terence Everitt DemocraticWake2018
36th Julie von Haefen DemocraticWake2018
37th Erin Paré RepublicanWake2020
38th Abe Jones DemocraticWake2020
39th James Roberson DemocraticWake2021↑
40th Joe John DemocraticWake2016
41st Gale Adcock DemocraticWake2014
42nd Marvin Lucas Democratic Cumberland 2000
43rd Diane Wheatley RepublicanCumberland2008
44th Billy Richardson DemocraticCumberland2015↑ (1993-1996)
45th John Szoka RepublicanCumberland2012
46th Brenden Jones Republican Columbus, Robeson 2016
47th Charles Graham DemocraticRobeson2010
48th Garland Pierce DemocraticHoke, Scotland 2004
49th Cynthia Ball Democratic Wake 2016
50th Graig Meyer Democratic Caswell, Orange 2013↑
51st John Sauls Republican Harnett, Lee 2016
52nd Jamie Boles Republican Moore 2008
53rd Howard Penny Jr. Republican Harnett 2020↑
54th Robert Reives Democratic Chatham, Durham 2014↑
55th Mark Brody Republican Anson, Union 2012
56th Allen Buansi [5] DemocraticOrange2022↑
57th Ashton Clemmons Democratic Guilford 2018
58th Amos Quick DemocraticGuilford2016
59th Jon Hardister RepublicanGuilford2012
60th Cecil Brockman DemocraticGuilford2014
61st Pricey Harrison DemocraticGuilford2004
62nd John Faircloth RepublicanGuilford2010
63rd Ricky Hurtado Democratic Alamance 2020
64th Dennis Riddell RepublicanAlamance2012
65th Reece Pyrtle [6] [7] Republican Rockingham 2021↑
66th Ben Moss Republican Montgomery, Richmond, Stanly 2020
67th Wayne Sasser Republican Cabarrus, Stanly 2018
68th David Willis Republican Union 2020
69th Dean Arp Republican Union 2012
70th Pat Hurley Republican Randolph 2006
71st Evelyn Terry Democratic Forsyth 2012
72nd Amber Baker DemocraticForsyth2020
73rd Lee Zachary RepublicanForsyth, Yadkin 2014
74th Jeff Zenger RepublicanForsyth2020
75th Donny Lambeth RepublicanForsyth2012
76th Harry Warren Republican Rowan 2016
77th Julia Craven Howard Republican Davie, Rowan1988
78th Allen McNeill Republican Moore, Randolph 2012↑
79th Keith Kidwell Republican Beaufort, Craven 2018
80th Sam Watford Republican Davidson 2020 (2015-2019)
81st Larry Potts RepublicanDavidson2016
82nd Kristin Baker [8] Republican Cabarrus 2020↑
83rd Larry Pittman Republican Cabarrus, Rowan2011↑
84th Jeffrey McNeely Republican Iredell 2019↑
85th Dudley Greene Republican Avery, McDowell, Mitchell 2020
86th Hugh Blackwell Republican Burke 2008
87th Destin Hall Republican Caldwell 2016
88th Mary Belk Democratic Mecklenburg 2016
89th Mitchell Setzer Republican Catawba 1998
90th Sarah Stevens Republican Alleghany, Surry, Wilkes 2008
91st Kyle Hall RepublicanRockingham, Stokes, Surry2016
92nd Terry Brown DemocraticMecklenburg2020
93rd Ray Pickett Republican Ashe, Watauga 2020
94th Jeffrey Elmore Republican Alleghany, Wilkes 2012
95th Grey Mills RepublicanIredell2020 (2009-2013)
96th Jay Adams RepublicanCatawba2014
97th Jason Saine Republican Lincoln 2011↑
98th John Bradford Republican Mecklenburg 2020 (2015-2019)
99th Nasif Majeed DemocraticMecklenburg2018
100th John Autry DemocraticMecklenburg2016
101st Carolyn Logan DemocraticMecklenburg2018
102nd Becky Carney DemocraticMecklenburg2002
103rd Rachel Hunt DemocraticMecklenburg2018
104th Brandon Lofton DemocraticMecklenburg2018
105th Wesley Harris DemocraticMecklenburg2018
106th Carla Cunningham DemocraticMecklenburg2012
107th Kelly Alexander DemocraticMecklenburg2008
108th John Torbett Republican Gaston 2010
109th Donnie Loftis Republican Gaston 2021↑
110th Kelly Hastings Republican Cleveland, Gaston2010
111th Tim Moore RepublicanCleveland2002
112th David Rogers Republican Burke, Rutherford 2016↑
113th Jake Johnson Republican Henderson, Polk, Transylvania 2019↑
114th Caleb Rudow Democratic Buncombe 2022↑
115th John Ager DemocraticBuncombe2014
116th Brian Turner DemocraticBuncombe2014
117th Tim Moffitt RepublicanHenderson2020↑ (2011-2015)
118th Mark Pless Republican Haywood, Madison, Yancey 2020
119th Mike Clampitt RepublicanHaywood, Jackson, Swain 2020 (2017-2019)
120th Karl Gillespie Republican Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon 2020

Source: NC General Assembly official site

Past composition of the House of Representatives

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