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2018 North Carolina Senate election

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2018 North Carolina Senate election

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All 50 seats in the North Carolina State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Phil Berger.jpg
Dan Blue.jpg
Leader Phil Berger Dan Blue
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since January 1, 2005 March 2, 2014
Leader's seat District 30 District 14
Seats before 35 15
Seats after 29 21
Seat change Decrease 6 Increase 6
Popular vote 1,816,854 1,856,838
Percentage 49.0% 50.1%

NCSenate2018.jpg
Results:
     Democratic hold      Democratic gain      Republican hold

President pro tempore before election

Phil Berger
Republican

President pro tempore-designate

Phil Berger
Republican

The 2018 North Carolina Senate elections elected 50 members to serve in the North Carolina Senate for a two-year term starting in January 2019. The Democratic Party gained 6 seats in this election, ending the Republican supermajority that they had held since 2011 in the State Senate.[1][2]

52.98% of registered voters cast ballots in this election, marking the highest turnout for a midterm election in North Carolina since 1990.[3][4]

Results summary

Party Candi-
dates
Votes Seats
No. % No. +/– %
Republican Party 50 1,816,854 48.995% 29 Decrease6 58%
Democratic Party 50 1,856,838 50.074% 21 Increase6 42%
Libertarian Party 14 33,219 0.896% 0 Steady 0%
Constitution Party 1 1,301 0.035% 0 Steady 0%
Total 32 3,708,212 100.00% 50 Steady 100.00%
Senate seats
Republican
58%
Democratic
42%
Popular vote
Democratic
50.074%
Republican
48.995%
Libertarian
0.896%
Constitution
0.035%

Incumbents defeated in primary election

Incumbents defeated in general election

Open seats that changed parties

Results

District 1

Incumbent Republican Bill Cook has represented the 1st district since 2013.
Cook didn't seek re-election. Representative Bob Steinburg won the open seat.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 1
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Steinburg 39,815 53.21%
Democratic D. Cole Phelps 35,017 46.79%
Total votes 74,832 100.00%
Republican hold

District 2

Incumbent Republican Norman W. Sanderson has represented the 2nd district since 2013.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norman Sanderson (incumbent) 42,898 61.78%
Democratic Ginger Garner 24,644 35.49%
Libertarian Tim Harris 1,894 2.73%
Total votes 69,436 100.00%
Republican hold

District 3

Incumbent Democrat Erica D. Smith has represented the 3rd district since 2015.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Erica D. Smith (incumbent) 33,942 53.86%
Republican C. (Chuck) Earley, Jr. 29,082 46.14%
Total votes 63,024 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 4

Incumbent Democrat Milton F. (Toby) Fitch, Jr. has represented the 4th district since 2018.
Fitch won his first full term.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton F. (Toby) Fitch, Jr. (incumbent) 36,471 57.77%
Republican Richard Scott 25,391 40.22%
Libertarian Jesse Shearin 1,264 2.00%
Total votes 63,126 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 5

Incumbent Democrat Donald G. Davis has represented the 5th district since 2013 and previously from 2009 to 2011.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Davis (incumbent) 36,321 55.34%
Republican Kimberly Robb 29,317 44.66%
Total votes 65,638 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 6

Incumbent Republican Majority Leader Harry Brown has represented the 6th district since 2004.
District 6 had the lowest number of votes cast in any district election in 2018.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 6
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry Brown (incumbent) 27,228 65.07%
Democratic Joseph (Joe) Webb 14,615 34.93%
Total votes 41,843 100.00%
Republican hold

District 7

Incumbent Republican Louis Pate has represented the 7th district and its predecessors since 2011.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 7
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Louis Pate (incumbent) 30,329 53.90%
Democratic David B. Brantley 25,940 46.10%
Total votes 56,269 100.00%
Republican hold

District 8

Incumbent Republican Bill Rabon has represented the 8th district since 2011.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 8
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Rabon (incumbent) 55,024 58.55%
Democratic David W. Sink, Jr. 36,191 38.51%
Libertarian Anthony H. Mascolo 2,764 2.94%
Total votes 93,979 100.00%
Republican hold

District 9

Incumbent Republican Michael Lee has represented the 9th district since 2014.
Lee was defeated for re-election by Democrat Harper Peterson.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 9
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harper Peterson 42,257 48.60%
Republican Michael Lee (incumbent) 42,026 48.33%
Libertarian Ethan Bickley 2,671 3.07%
Total votes 86,954 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 10

Incumbent Republican Brent Jackson has represented the 10th district since 2011.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 10
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brent Jackson (incumbent) 33,366 62.46%
Democratic Vernon R. Moore 20,057 37.54%
Total votes 53,423 100.00%
Republican hold

District 11

Incumbent Republican Rick Horner has represented the 11th district since 2017.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 11
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Horner (incumbent) 45,768 56.49%
Democratic Albert R. Pacer 35,258 43.51%
Total votes 81,026 100.00%
Republican hold

District 12

Incumbent Republican Ronald J. Rabin has represented the 12th district since 2013.
Rabin didn't seek re-election. Republican Jim Burgin won the open seat.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 12
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Burgin 34,931 60.00%
Democratic Jean Sivoli 23,290 40.00%
Total votes 58,221 100.00%
Republican hold

District 13

Incumbent Republican Danny Earl Britt, Jr. has represented the 13th district since 2017.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 13
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Danny Earl Britt, Jr. (incumbent) 31,106 62.50%
Democratic John Campbell 18,661 37.50%
Total votes 49,767 100.00%
Republican hold

District 14

Incumbent Democrat Dan Blue has represented the 14th district since 2009.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 14
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Blue (incumbent) 55,035 71.36%
Republican Sandy Andrews 19,951 25.87%
Libertarian Richard Haygood 2,138 2.77%
Total votes 77,124 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 15

Following redistricting, the old 16th district became the new 15th district.
Incumbent Democrat Jay Chaudhuri who has represented the 16th district since 2016, successfully sought re-election here. Brian Lewis won the highest percentage vote of any Libertarian State Senate candidate in 2018 with 3.61%.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 15
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jay J. Chaudhuri (incumbent) 60,805 73.10%
Republican Alan David Michael 19,365 23.28%
Libertarian Brian Lewis 3,005 3.61%
Total votes 83,175 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 16

Following redistricting, the new 16th district is an open seat which is expected to favor Democrats.
Brian Irving won the highest number of votes of any Libertarian State Senate candidate in 2018 with 3,382 votes.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 16
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wiley Nickel 63,335 65.28%
Republican Paul Smith 30,308 31.24%
Libertarian Brian Irving 3,382 3.49%
Total votes 97,025 100.00%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 17

Incumbent Republican Tamara Barringer has represented the 17th district since 2013. Following redistricting, this seat was made more competitive.
Barringer lost re-election to Democrat Sam Searcy.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 17
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Searcy 50,040 50.60%
Republican Tamara Barringer (incumbent) 45,841 46.35%
Libertarian Bruce Basson 3,016 3.05%
Total votes 98,897 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 18

Following redistricting, Incumbent Republicans Chad Barefoot and John Alexander had their homes both drawn into the new 18th district. The new 18th district, unlike the former 15th and 18th districts, is a competitive district which isn't safe for either party. Chad Barefoot retired, while John Alexander narrowly won re-election.
The election in district 18 had the highest number of votes cast of any district election in the 2018 elections.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 18
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Alexander (incumbent) 51,794 49.90%
Democratic Mack Paul 49,155 47.35%
Libertarian Brad Hessel 2,855 2.75%
Total votes 103,804 100.00%
Republican hold

District 19

Incumbent Republican Wesley Meredith has represented the 19th district since 2011.
Meredith lost re-election to Democrat Kirk deViere.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 19
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kirk deViere 29,815 50.37%
Republican Wesley Meredith (incumbent) 29,382 49.63%
Total votes 59,197 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 20

Incumbent Democrat Floyd McKissick Jr. has represented the 20th district since 2007.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 20
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Floyd B. McKissick, Jr. (incumbent) 74,205 83.52%
Republican Tom Stark 12,309 13.85%
Libertarian Jared Erickson 2,331 2.62%
Total votes 88,845 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 21

Incumbent Democrat Ben Clark has represented the 21st district since 2013.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 21
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Clark (incumbent) 33,238 70.94%
Republican Timothy Leever 13,616 29.06%
Total votes 46,854 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 22

Incumbent Democrat Mike Woodard has represented the 22nd district since 2013.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 22
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Woodard (incumbent) 46,153 61.81%
Republican Rickey (Rick) Padgett 26,989 36.14%
Libertarian Ray Ubinger 1,527 2.05%
Total votes 74,669 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 23

Incumbent Democrat Valerie Foushee has represented the 23rd district since 2013.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 23
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Valerie P. Foushee (incumbent) 73,332 71.29%
Republican Tom Glendinning 29,530 28.71%
Total votes 102,862 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 24

Incumbent Republican Rick Gunn has represented the 24th district since 2011.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 24
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Gunn (incumbent) 42,324 53.86%
Democratic J. D. Wooten 36,255 46.14%
Total votes 78,579 100.00%
Republican hold

District 25

Incumbent Republican Tom McInnis has represented the 25th district since 2015.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 25
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom McInnis (incumbent) 41,601 57.09%
Democratic Helen Probst Mills 31,268 42.91%
Total votes 72,869 100.00%
Republican hold

District 26

Following redistricting, the old 29th district became the new 26th district.
Incumbent Republican Jerry Tillman, who has represented the 29th district since 2003, successfully sought re-election here.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 26
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry W. Tillman (incumbent) 39,103 64.83%
Democratic William (Bill) McCaskill 21,217 35.17%
Total votes 60,320 100.00%
Republican hold

District 27

Incumbent Republican Trudy Wade has represented the 27th district since 2013.
Wade lost re-election to Democrat Michael Garrett.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 27
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Garrett 45,205 50.52%
Republican Trudy Wade (incumbent) 44,268 49.48%
Total votes 89,473 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 28

Incumbent Democrat Gladys Robinson has represented the 28th district since 2011. This district had the largest margin of any district election in 2018.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 28
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gladys Robinson (incumbent) 56,262 75.25%
Republican Clark Porter 18,509 24.75%
Total votes 74,771 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 29

Following redistricting, the new 29th district overlaps with much of the former 33rd district. Incumbent Republican Cathy Dunn, who has represented the 33rd district since 2017, didn't seek re-election. Eddie Gallimore defeated representative Sam Watford to win the Republican nomination and easily won the general election.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 29
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eddie Gallimore 46,974 71.64%
Democratic Cheraton Love 18,594 28.36%
Total votes 65,568 100.00%
Republican hold

District 30

Following redistricting, most of the old 26th district became the new 30th district. Incumbent Republican President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, who has represented the 26th district and its predecessors since 2001, successfully sought re-election here.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 30
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Berger (incumbent) 43,132 62.63%
Democratic Jen Mangrum 23,558 34.21%
Libertarian R. Michael Jordan 2,182 3.17%
Total votes 68,872 100.00%
Republican hold

District 31

Incumbent Republicans Joyce Krawiec, who has represented the 31st district since 2014, and Dan Barrett, who has represented the 34th district since his appointment in August 2017, sought re-election here. Krawiec narrowly defeated Barrett in the Republican primary and then she easily won the general election.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 31
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joyce Krawiec (incumbent) 54,267 61.00%
Democratic John Motsinger, Jr. 34,693 39.00%
Total votes 88,960 100.00%
Republican hold

District 32

Incumbent Democrat Paul Lowe, Jr. has represented the 32nd district since 2015.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 32
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Lowe, Jr. (incumbent) 47,221 72.88%
Republican Eric Henderson 17,572 27.12%
Total votes 64,793 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 33

After redistricting, the old 33rd district became the new 29th district, and a new 33rd district was created.
The new district includes Rowan County and Stanly County. State representative Carl Ford was the Republican nominee.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 33
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carl Ford 47,473 68.18%
Democratic Arin Wilhelm 22,154 31.82%
Total votes 69,627 100.00%
Republican win (new seat)

District 34

Incumbent Republican Dan Barrett has represented the 34th district since his appointment in August 2017. Barrett chose to seek re-election in the 31st district after his home in Davie County was drawn into that district. The new 34th district includes Iredell & Yadkin counties and is expected to favor Republicans. Republican Vickie Sawyer was elected to a full term here, though after already winning the GOP primary for this seat, she had been appointed to serve the balance of David Curtis's term in the 44th district.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 34
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vickie Sawyer 54,635 69.73%
Democratic Beniah McMiller 23,716 30.27%
Total votes 78,351 100.00%
Republican win (new seat)

District 35

Incumbent Republican Tommy Tucker has represented the 35th district since 2011.
Tucker didn't seek re-election.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 35
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Johnson 49,848 61.51%
Democratic Caroline L. Walker 31,188 38.49%
Total votes 81,036 100.00%
Republican hold

District 36

Incumbent Republican Paul Newton has represented the 36th district since 2017.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 36
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul R. Newton (incumbent) 44,938 56.63%
Democratic Mark E. Shelley 34,416 43.37%
Total votes 79,354 100.00%
Republican hold

District 37

Incumbent Democrat Jeff Jackson has represented the 37th district since 2014.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 37
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeff Jackson (incumbent) 52,261 78.05%
Republican Nora Trotman 13,395 20.01%
Constitution Stuart Andrew Collins 1,301 1.94%
Total votes 66,957 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 38

Incumbent Democrat Joel D. M. Ford has represented the 38th district since 2013.
Ford lost the Democratic primary to Mujtaba A. Mohammed, who easily won the general election.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 38
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mujtaba A. Mohammed 53,563 81.73%
Republican Richard Rivette 11,972 18.27%
Total votes 65,535 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 39

Incumbent Republican Dan Bishop has represented the 39th district since 2017.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 39
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Bishop (incumbent) 49,698 52.89%
Democratic Chad Stachowicz 44,273 47.11%
Total votes 93,971 100.00%
Republican hold

District 40

Incumbent Democrat Joyce Waddell has represented the 40th district since 2015.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 40
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joyce Waddell (incumbent) 44,773 75.63%
Republican Mr. Bobbie Shields 14,426 24.37%
Total votes 59,199 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 41

Incumbent Republican Jeff Tarte has represented the 41st district since 2013.
Tarte lost re-election to Democrat Natasha Marcus.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 41
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Natasha Marcus 49,459 56.85%
Republican Jeff Tarte (incumbent) 37,536 43.15%
Total votes 86,995 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 42

Incumbent Republican Andy Wells has represented the 42nd district since 2015.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 40
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Wells (incumbent) 44,323 66.31%
Democratic Ric Vandett 22,522 33.69%
Total votes 66,845 100.00%
Republican hold

District 43

Incumbent Republican Kathy Harrington has represented the 43rd district since 2011.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 43
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kathy Harrington (incumbent) 42,906 63.39%
Democratic Altriese Price 22,881 33.80%
Libertarian Mitchell D. Bridges 1,900 2.81%
Total votes 67,687 100.00%
Republican hold

District 44

Incumbent Republican David L. Curtis has represented the 44th district since 2013.
Curtis lost re-nomination to fellow Republican Ted Alexander. Curtis resigned before the end of his term and Vickie Sawyer was appointed to replace him. Alexander easily won the open seat here, while Sawyer was simultaneously elected to the newly created 34th district which contained her home.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 44
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Alexander 46,861 68.85%
Democratic David Lee Lattimore 21,204 31.15%
Total votes 68,065 100.00%
Republican hold

District 45

Following redistricting, incumbent Republicans Deanna Ballard and Shirley B. Randleman had both of their homes drawn into the 45th district. The district was more Ballard's district than Randleman's, and Ballard defeated Randleman in the Republican primary. Ballard easily won the general election.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 45
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Deanna Ballard (incumbent) 48,998 65.08%
Democratic Wes Luther 26,293 34.92%
Total votes 75,291 100.00%
Republican hold

District 46

Incumbent Republican Warren Daniel has represented the 46th district and its predecessors since 2011.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 46
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Warren Daniel (incumbent) 42,445 69.97%
Democratic Art Sherwood 18,218 30.03%
Total votes 60,663 100.00%
Republican hold

District 47

Incumbent Republican Ralph Hise has represented the 47th district since 2011.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 47
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph Hise (incumbent) 44,305 62.33%
Democratic David Wheeler 26,777 37.67%
Total votes 71,082 100.00%
Republican hold

District 48

Incumbent Republican Chuck Edwards has represented the 48th district since 2016.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 48
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Edwards (incumbent) 49,073 56.26%
Democratic Norm Bossert 38,147 43.74%
Total votes 87,220 100.00%
Republican hold

District 49

Incumbent Democrat Terry Van Duyn has represented the 49th district since 2014.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 49
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terry Van Duyn (incumbent) 61,092 63.70%
Republican Mark Crawford 32,519 33.91%
Libertarian Lyndon John Smith 2,290 2.39%
Total votes 95,901 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 50

Incumbent Republican Jim Davis has represented the 50th district since 2011.

2018 North Carolina Senate election, District 49
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Davis (incumbent) 48,387 60.30%
Democratic Bobby Kuppers 31,851 39.70%
Total votes 80,238 100.00%
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ Bonner, Lynn. "With no recount in close race, Democrats break supermajority in NC Senate". The News & Observer. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  2. ^ Larson, David (26 December 2018). "Eight years of Republican supermajority brought major changes to NC". The North State Journal. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  3. ^ NC SBE Contest Results. North Carolina Board of Elections https://er.ncsbe.gov/?election_dt=11/06/2018&county_id=0&office=NCS&contest=0. Retrieved 24 June 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Tiberii, Jeff. "Republicans Lose Supermajorities In North Carolina General Assembly". www.wunc.org. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
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