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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 state senate. Joe Hackney (D-Orange) is the current Speaker.

In the 2009-2010 session (based on the results of the 2008 elections), the Democratic Party holds a 68-52 majority over the Republican Party[1], which is the same partisan makeup as the 2007-2008 session. In 2005-2006, the Democratic Party held a 63-57 majority.

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 no elected official shall be under twenty-one years of age, and that no elected officials may deny the existence of God, although the latter provision is not enforced because it violates the no religious test clause of the United States Constitution.

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


Composition of the House

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 68 52 120 0
Begin 68 52 120 0
Latest voting share 56.7% 43.3%

2009-2010 Officers

Position Name Party
Speaker of the House Joe Hackney Democratic
Speaker pro tempore William L. Wainwright Democratic
Majority Leader Hugh Holliman Democratic
Majority Whips Larry M. Bell Democratic
Jean Farmer-Butterfield Democratic
Bruce Goforth Democratic
Larry Hall Democratic
Deborah K. Ross Democratic
Minority Leader Paul Stam Republican
Minority Whip Thom Tillis Republican
Deputy Minority Whips Carolyn H. Justice Republican
Fred Steen II Republican
Nelson Dollar Republican

Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives

District Representative Party Residence
1 Bill Owens Democratic Elizabeth City
2 Timothy Spear Democratic Creswell
3 Alice Graham Underhill Democratic New Bern
4 Russell Tucker Democratic Pink Hill
5 Annie Mobley Democratic Ahoskie
6 Arthur Williams Democratic Washington
7 Angela Bryant Democratic Rocky Mount
8 Edith Warren Democratic Farmville
9 Marian McLawhorn Democratic Grifton
10 R. Van Braxton Democratic Kinston
11 Efton Sager Republican Goldsboro
12 William L. Wainwright Democratic Havelock
13 Pat McElraft Republican Emerald Isle
14 George Cleveland Republican Jacksonville
15 W. Robert Grady Republican Jacksonville
16 Carolyn H. Justice Republican Hampstead
17 Frank Iler [2] Republican Oak Island
18 Sandra Spaulding Hughes Democratic Wilmington
19 Daniel McComas Republican Wilmington
20 Dewey Hill Democratic Whiteville
21 Larry Bell Democratic Clinton
22 William Brisson Democratic Dublin
23 Joe Tolson Democratic Pinetops
24 Jean Farmer-Butterfield Democratic Wilson
25 Randy Stewart Democratic Rocky Mount
26 N. Leo Daughtry Republican Smithfield
27 Michael Wray Democratic Gaston
28 James Langdon, Jr. Republican Angier
29 Larry D. Hall Democratic Durham
30 Paul Luebke Democratic Durham
31 Henry Michaux, Jr. Democratic Durham
32 James W. Crawford, Jr. Democratic Oxford
33 Rosa Gill[3] Democratic Raleigh
34 Grier Martin Democratic Raleigh
35 Jennifer Weiss Democratic Raleigh
36 Nelson Dollar Republican Cary
37 Paul Stam Republican Apex
38 Deborah K. Ross Democratic Raleigh
39 Darren Jackson [4] Democratic Raleigh
40 Marilyn Avila Republican Raleigh
41 Chris Heagarty [5] Democratic Raleigh
42 Marvin Lucas Democratic Spring Lake
43 Elmer Floyd Democratic Fayetteville
44 Margaret Highsmith Dickson Democratic Fayetteville
45 Rick Glazier Democratic Fayetteville
46 Douglas Yongue Democratic Laurinburg
47 Ronnie Sutton Democratic Pembroke
48 Garland Pierce Democratic Wagram
49 Lucy Allen Democratic Louisburg
50 Bill Faison Democratic Durham
51 Jimmy Love Democratic Sanford
52 James Boles, Jr. Republican Southern Pines
53 David R. Lewis Republican Dunn
54 Joe Hackney Democratic Chapel Hill
55 W. A. Wilkins Democratic Roxboro
56 Verla Insko Democratic Chapel Hill
57 Pricey Harrison Democratic Greensboro
58 Alma Adams Democratic Greensboro
59 Maggie Jeffus Democratic Greensboro
60 Earl Jones Democratic Greensboro
61 Laura Wiley Republican High Point
62 John Blust Republican Greensboro
63 Alice Bordsen Democratic Mebane
64 Dan Ingle Republican Burlington
65 Nelson Cole Republican Reidsville
66 Melanie Wade Goodwin Democratic Hamlet
67 Justin Burr Republican Albemarle
68 Curtis Blackwood Republican Matthews
69 Pryor Gibson Democratic Wadesboro
70 Pat Hurley Republican Asheboro
71 Larry Womble Democratic Winston-Salem
72 Earline Parmon Democratic Winston-Salem
73 Larry Brown Republican Kernersville
74 Dale Folwell Republican Winston-Salem
75 William McGee Republican Clemmons
76 Fred Steen II Republican Landis
77 Lorene Coates Democratic Salisbury
78 Harold J. Brubaker Republican Asheboro
79 Julia Howard Republican Mocksville
80 Jerry Dockham Republican Denton
81 Hugh Holliman Democratic Lexington
82 Jeff Barnhart Republican Concord
83 Linda Johnson Republican Kannapolis
84 Phillip Frye Republican Spruce Pine
85 Mitch Gillespie Republican Marion
86 Hugh Blackwell Republican Valdese
87 Edgar Starnes Republican Hickory
88 T. Raymond Warren Democratic Hiddenite
89 Mitchell Setzer Republican Catawba
90 Sarah Stevens Republican Mt. Airy
91 Bryan R. Holloway Republican King
92 Darrell McCormick Republican Winston-Salem
93 Cullie Tarleton Democrat Blowing Rock
94 Shirley Randleman Republican Wilkesboro
95 Grey Mills Republican Mooresville
96 Mark Hilton Republican Conover
97 Johnathan Rhyne, Jr. Republican Lincolnton
98 Thom Tillis Republican Cornelius
99 Nick Mackey Democratic Charlotte
100 Tricia Cotham Democratic Charlotte
101 Beverly Earle Democratic Charlotte
102 Becky Carney Democratic Charlotte
103 Jim Gulley Republican Matthews
104 Ruth Samuelson Republican Charlotte
105 Ric Killian Republican Raleigh
106 Martha Alexander Democratic Charlotte
107 Kelly Alexander Democratic Charlotte
108 Will Neumann Republican Belmont
109 William Current Republican Gastonia
110 Pearl Burris-Floyd Republican Dallas
111 Tim Moore Republican Shelby
112 Bob England Democratic Ellenboro
113 W. David Guice Republican Bevard
114 Susan C. Fisher Democratic Asheville
115 Bruce Goforth Democratic Asheville
116 Jane Whilden Democratic Asheville
117 Carolyn Justus Republican Raleigh
118 Ray Rapp Democratic Mars Hill
119 R. Phillip Haire Democratic Sylva
120 Roger West Republican Marble

See also


  1. ^ NC House members by district
  2. ^ Iler was appointed to replace resigning representative Bonner Stiller
  3. ^ Gill was appointed to replace resigning representative Dan Blue
  4. ^ Jackson was appointed January 26, 2009 to replace resigning representative Linda Coleman.
  5. ^ Heagarty was appointed to replace Rep. Ty Harrell, who resigned September 20, 2009.

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