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North Carolina
House of Representatives
North Carolina General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 11, 2017
Tim Moore ( R)
Since January 15, 2015
Sarah Stevens ( R)
Since January 11, 2017
John R. Bell, IV ( R)
Since August 30, 2016
Darren Jackson ( D)
Since January 11, 2017
House of Representatives diagram 2014 State of NC.svg
Political groups


Length of term
2 years
Salary$13,951/year + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2018
(120 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(120 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control, no gubernatorial veto
Meeting place
House of Representatives chamber
North Carolina Legislative Building
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
North Carolina Constitution

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.

In the 2017–2018 session, the Republican Party holds a 75–45 majority over the Democratic Party, compared to a 74-45 Republican majority in the 2015-2016 session (there was one Independent member). The 2016 elections gave Republicans 74 seats, but Rep. William Brisson, elected as a Democrat, switched parties in October 2017. This is down from a 77-43 Republican majority in the 2013-2014 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.

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

2017–2018 composition

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Ind Republican Vacant
End of Previous Legislature 45 1 74 120 0
Begin 46 0 74 120 0
October 25, 2017 [1] 45 75 120 0
Latest voting share 37.8% 62.2%

Officers (2017-18 Session)

North Carolina House Officers
Position Name Party
Speaker Tim Moore Republican
Speaker Pro Tempore Sarah Stevens Republican
Majority Leader John R. Bell, IV [2] Republican
Deputy Majority Leader Stephen M. Ross Republican
Majority Whip Jon Hardister Republican
Deputy Majority Whips Chris Malone Republican
James L. Boles, Jr. Republican
John R. Bradford, III Republican
Republican Conference Leader John Szoka Republican
Republican Freshman Leader Destin Hall Republican
Republican Freshman Whip Brenden H. Jones Republican
Minority Leader Darren Jackson Democratic
Deputy Minority Leader Robert T. Reives, II Democratic
Minority Whips Verla Insko Democratic
Garland E. Pierce Democratic
Bobbie Richardson Democratic

Members (2017-2018 Session)

District Representative Party Residence Counties Represented Terms in House (.5 indicates partial term)
1 Bob Steinburg Republican Edenton Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell 3
2 Larry Yarborough Republican Roxboro Granville, Person 2
3 Michael Speciale Republican New Bern Beaufort, Craven, Pamlico 3
4 Jimmy Dixon Republican Warsaw Duplin, Wayne 4
5 Howard J. Hunter III Democratic Ahoskie Bertie, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank 2
6 Beverly G. Boswell Republican Kill Devil Hills Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Washington 1
7 Bobbie Richardson Democratic Louisburg Franklin, Nash 3
8 Susan Martin Republican Wilson Pitt, Wilson 3
9 Gregory F. Murphy, MD Republican Greenville Pitt 1.5
10 John R. Bell, IV Republican Goldsboro Craven, Greene, Lenoir, Wayne 3
11 Duane Hall Democratic Raleigh Wake 3
12 George Graham Democratic Kinston Craven, Greene, Lenoir 3
13 Pat McElraft Republican Emerald Isle Carteret, Jones 6
14 George G. Cleveland Republican Jacksonville Onslow 7
15 Phil Shepard Republican Jacksonville Onslow 4
16 Bob Muller Republican Hampstead Onslow, Pender .5
17 Frank Iler Republican Oak Island Brunswick 4.5
18 Deb Butler Democratic Wilmington Brunswick, New Hanover .5
19 Ted Davis, Jr. Republican Wilmington New Hanover 3.5
20 Holly Grange Republican Wilmington New Hanover 1.5
21 Larry M. Bell Democratic Clinton Duplin, Sampson, Wayne 9
22 William D. Brisson Republican Dublin Bladen, Johnston, Sampson 6
23 Shelly Willingham Democratic Rocky Mount Edgecombe, Martin 2.5
24 Jean Farmer-Butterfield Democratic Wilson Pitt, Wilson 8
25 Jeff Collins Republican Rocky Mount Franklin, Nash 4
26 Donna McDowell White Republican Clayton Johnston 1
27 Michael H. Wray Democratic Gaston Halifax, Northampton 7
28 Larry C. Strickland Republican Pine Level Johnston 1
29 MaryAnn Black Democratic Durham Durham .5
30 Marcia Morey Democratic Durham Durham .5
31 Henry M. Michaux, Jr. Democratic Durham Durham 19.5
32 Terry E. Garrison Democratic Henderson Granville, Vance, Warren 1
33 Rosa U. Gill Democratic Raleigh Wake 4.5
34 Grier Martin Democratic Raleigh Wake 6.5
35 Chris Malone Republican Wake Forest Wake 3
36 Nelson Dollar Republican Cary Wake 7
37 John B. Adcock Republican Holly Springs Wake .5
38 Yvonne Lewis Holley Democratic Raleigh Wake 3
39 Darren G. Jackson Democratic Raleigh Wake 5
40 Joe John Democratic Raleigh Wake 1
41 Gale Adcock Democratic Cary Wake 2
42 Marvin W. Lucas Democratic Spring Lake Cumberland 9
43 Elmer Floyd Democratic Fayetteville Cumberland 5
44 William O. Richardson Democratic Fayetteville Cumberland 3.5
45 John Szoka Republican Fayetteville Cumberland 3
46 Brenden H. Jones Republican Tabor City Bladen, Columbus, Robeson 1
47 Charles Graham Democratic Lumberton Robeson 4
48 Garland E. Pierce Democratic Wagram Hoke, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland 7
49 Cynthia Ball Democratic Raleigh Wake 1
50 Graig R. Meyer Democratic Hillsborough Durham, Orange 2.5
51 John Sauls Republican Sanford Harnett, Lee 3
52 James L. Boles, Jr. Republican Southern Pines Moore 5
53 David R. Lewis Republican Dunn Harnett 8
54 Robert T. Reives II Democratic Goldston Chatham, Lee 2.5
55 Mark Brody Republican Monroe Anson, Union 3
56 Verla Insko Democratic Chapel Hill Orange 11
57 Pricey Harrison Democratic Greensboro Guilford 7
58 Amos L. Quick, III Democratic Greensboro Guilford 1
59 Jon Hardister Republican Whitsett Guilford 3
60 Cecil Brockman Democratic High Point Guilford 2
61 John Faircloth Republican High Point Guilford 4
62 John M. Blust Republican Greensboro Guilford 9
63 Stephen M. Ross Republican Burlington Alamance 3
64 Dennis Riddell Republican Snow Camp Alamance 3
65 Bert Jones Republican Reidsville Caswell, Rockingham 4
66 Ken Goodman Democratic Rockingham Hoke, Montgomery, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland 4
67 Justin P. Burr Republican Albemarle Montgomery, Stanly 5
68 D. Craig Horn Republican Matthews Union 4
69 Dean Arp Republican Monroe Union 3
70 Pat B. Hurley Republican Asheboro Randolph 6
71 Evelyn Terry Democratic Winston-Salem Forsyth 3
72 Derwin Montgomery [3] Democratic Winston-Salem Forsyth .5
73 Lee Zachary Republican Yadkinville Alexander, Wilkes, Yadkin 2
74 Debra Conrad Republican Winston-Salem Forsyth 3
75 Donny Lambeth Republican Winston-Salem Forsyth 3
76 Carl Ford Republican China Grove Cabarrus, Rowan 3
77 Harry Warren Republican Salisbury Rowan 4
78 Allen McNeill Republican Asheboro Moore, Randolph 3.5
79 Julia C. Howard Republican Mocksville Davie, Forsyth 15
80 Sam Watford Republican Thomasville Davidson 2
81 Larry W. Potts Republican Lexington Davidson 1
82 Larry G. Pittman Republican Concord Cabarrus 3.5
83 Linda P. Johnson Republican Kannapolis Cabarrus 9
84 Rena W. Turner Republican Olin Iredell 3
85 Josh Dobson Republican Nebo Avery, McDowell, Mitchell 3
86 Hugh Blackwell Republican Valdese Burke 5
87 Destin Hall Republican Lenoir Caldwell 1
88 Mary Belk Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg 1
89 Mitchell S. Setzer Republican Catawba Catawba 10
90 Sarah Stevens Republican Mt. Airy Surry, Wilkes 5
91 Kyle Hall Republican King Rockingham, Stokes 1.5
92 Chaz Beasley Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg 1
93 Jonathan C. Jordan Republican Jefferson Ashe, Watauga 4
94 Jeffrey Elmore Republican North Wilkesboro Alleghany, Wilkes 3
95 John A. Fraley Republican Troutman Iredell 2
96 Jay Adams Republican Hickory Catawba 2
97 Jason Saine Republican Lincolnton Lincoln 3.5
98 John R. Bradford, III Republican Cornelius Mecklenburg 2
99 Rodney W. Moore Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg 4
100 John Autry Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg 1
101 Beverly M. Earle Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg 12
102 Becky Carney Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg 8
103 William Brawley Republican Matthews Mecklenburg 4
104 Andy Dulin Republican Charlotte Mecklenburg 1
105 Scott Stone Republican Charlotte Mecklenburg 1
106 Carla D. Cunningham Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg 3
107 Kelly M. Alexander, Jr. Democratic Charlotte Mecklenburg 5.5
108 John A. Torbett Republican Stanley Gaston 4
109 Dana Bumgardner Republican Gastonia Gaston 3
110 Kelly E. Hastings Republican Cherryville Cleveland, Gaston 4
111 Tim Moore Republican Kings Mountain Cleveland 8
112 David Rogers Republican Rutherfordton Burke, Rutherford 1.5
113 Cody Henson Republican Brevard Henderson, Polk, Transylvania 1
114 Susan C. Fisher Democratic Asheville Buncombe 7.5
115 John Ager Democratic Fairview Buncombe 2
116 Brian Turner Democratic Asheville Buncombe 2
117 Chuck McGrady Republican Hendersonville Henderson 4
118 Michele D. Presnell Republican Burnsville Haywood, Madison, Yancey 3
119 Mike Clampitt Republican Bryson City Haywood, Jackson, Swain 1
120 Kevin Corbin Republican Franklin Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon 1

Source: NC General Assembly official site

Past composition of the House of Representatives

See also


  1. ^ William Brisson (District 22) switched parties from Democratic to Republican [1]
  2. ^ Press, Associated. "Rep. John Bell elected North Carolina House majority leader". Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Appointed in 2018 to replace Rep. Ed Hanes, who resigned. Winston-Salem Journal

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