North Carolina House of Representatives

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North Carolina
House of Representatives
North Carolina General Assembly
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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

Vacant

  Vacant (1)
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 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.

Contents

In the 2021-2022 session, the Republican Party holds a 69–51 majority over the Democratic Party, compared to a 65-55 Republican majority in the 2019-2020 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, 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 composition

AffiliationParty
(shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
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
Latest voting share

Officers (2021-22 session)

North Carolina House [1] Officers
PositionNameParty
Speaker Tim Moore Republican
Speaker Pro Tempore Sarah Stevens Republican
Majority Leader John R. Bell IV [2] Republican
Deputy Majority Leader Brenden Jones Republican
Majority Whip Jon Hardister Republican
Minority Leader Robert T. Reives II Democratic
Deputy Minority LeaderTBDDemocratic
Minority Whips Cynthia Ball Democratic
Garland E. Pierce Democratic
Deb Butler Democratic
Carla Cunningham Democratic
Amos Quick Democratic

Members (2021-22 session)

DistrictRepresentativePartyCounties RepresentedFirst 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 J. 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 DemocraticPitt2020
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 RepublicanOnslow2010
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. RepublicanNew Hanover2012↑
21 Raymond Smith Jr. Democratic Sampson, Wayne 2018
22 William Brisson Republican Bladen, Sampson2006
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 H. Wray Democratic Halifax, Northampton 2004
28 Larry C. Strickland Republican Harnett, Johnston 2016
29 Vernetta Alston Democratic Durham 2020↑
30 Marcia Morey DemocraticDurham2017↑
31 Zack Forde-Hawkins DemocraticDurham2018
32 Terry Garrison Democratic Granville, Vance, Warren 2016
33 Rosa Gill Democratic Wake 2009↑
34 Grier Martin DemocraticWake2013↑ (2005-2013)
35 Terence Everitt DemocraticWake2018
36 Julie von Haefen DemocraticWake2018
37 Erin Paré RepublicanWake2020
38 Abe Jones DemocraticWake2020
39VacantWake
40 Joe John DemocraticWake2016
41 Gale Adcock DemocraticWake2014
42 Marvin W. Lucas Democratic Cumberland 2000
43 Diane Wheatley RepublicanCumberland2008
44 William O. Richardson DemocraticCumberland2015↑ (1993-1996)
45 John Szoka RepublicanCumberland2012
46 Brenden Jones Republican Columbus, Robeson 2016
47 Charles Graham DemocraticRobeson2010
48 Garland E. Pierce DemocraticHoke, Scotland 2004
49 Cynthia Ball Democratic Wake 2016
50 Graig R. 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 T. Reives II Democratic Chatham, Durham 2014↑
55 Mark Brody Republican Anson, Union 2012
56 Verla C. Insko DemocraticOrange1996
57 Ashton Clemmons Democratic Guilford 2018
58 Amos Quick DemocraticGuilford2016
59 Jon Hardister RepublicanGuilford2012
60 Cecil Brockman DemocraticGuilford2014
61 Pricey Harrison DemocraticGuilford2004
62 John Faircloth RepublicanGuilford2010
63 Ricky Hurtado Democratic Alamance 2020
64 Dennis Riddell RepublicanAlamance2012
65 Jerry Carter Republican Rockingham 2018
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 DemocraticForsyth2020
73 Lee Zachary RepublicanForsyth, Yadkin 2014
74Jeff ZengerRepublicanForsyth2020
75 Donny Lambeth RepublicanForsyth2012
76 Harry Warren Republican Rowan 2016
77 Julia Craven Howard Republican Davie, Rowan1988
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 RepublicanDavidson2016
82 Kristin Baker [3] Republican Cabarrus 2020↑
83 Larry Pittman Republican Cabarrus, Rowan2011↑
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 S. Setzer Republican Catawba 1998
90 Sarah Stevens Republican Alleghany, Surry, Wilkes 2008
91 Kyle Hall RepublicanRockingham, Stokes, Surry2016
92 Terry Brown DemocraticMecklenburg2020
93 Ray Pickett Republican Ashe, Watauga 2020
94 Jeffrey Elmore Republican Alleghany, Wilkes 2012
95 Grey Mills RepublicanIredell2020 (2009-2013)
96 Jay Adams RepublicanCatawba2014
97 Jason Saine Republican Lincoln 2011↑
98 John Bradford Republican Mecklenburg 2018 (2015-2019)
99 Nasif Majeed DemocraticMecklenburg2018
100 John Autry DemocraticMecklenburg2016
101 Carolyn Logan DemocraticMecklenburg2018
102 Becky Carney DemocraticMecklenburg2002
103 Rachel Hunt DemocraticMecklenburg2018
104 Brandon Lofton DemocraticMecklenburg2018
105 Wesley Harris DemocraticMecklenburg2018
106 Carla Cunningham DemocraticMecklenburg2012
107 Kelly Alexander DemocraticMecklenburg2008
108 John Torbett Republican Gaston 2010
109 Dana Bumgardner RepublicanGaston2012
110 Kelly Hastings Republican Cleveland, Gaston2010
111 Tim Moore RepublicanCleveland2002
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 DemocraticBuncombe2014
116 Brian Turner DemocraticBuncombe2014
117 Tim Moffitt RepublicanHenderson2020↑ (2011-2015)
118 Mark Pless Republican Haywood, Madison, Yancey 2020
119 Mike Clampitt RepublicanHaywood, Jackson, Swain 2020 (2017-2019)
120 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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References

  1. House Leadership
  2. "Rep. John Bell elected North Carolina House majority leader". Associated Press. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  3. Independent Tribune

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