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 not 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
1 Bob Steinburg Rep Edenton Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank (part), Perquimans, Tyrrell
2 Larry Yarborough Rep Roxboro Granville (part), Person
3 Michael Speciale Rep New Bern Beaufort (part), Craven (part), Pamlico
4 Jimmy Dixon Rep Warsaw Duplin (part), Wayne (part)
5 Howard J. Hunter, III Dem Ahoskie Bertie, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank (part)
6 Beverly G. Boswell Rep Kill Devil Hills Beaufort (part), Dare, Hyde, Washington
7 Bobbie Richardson [3] Dem Louisburg Franklin (part), Nash (part)
8 Susan Martin Rep Wilson Pitt (part), Wilson (part)
9 Gregory F. Murphy, MD Rep Greenville Pitt (part)
10 John R. Bell, IV Rep Raleigh Craven (part), Greene (part), Lenoir (part), Wayne (part)
11 Duane Hall Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
12 George Graham Dem Kinston Craven (part), Greene (part), Lenoir (part)
13 Pat McElraft Rep Emerald Isle Carteret, Jones
14 George Cleveland Rep Jacksonville Onslow (part)
15 Phil Shepard Rep Jacksonville Onslow (part)
16 Bob Muller Rep Hampstead Onslow (part), Pender
17 Frank Iler Rep Oak Island Brunswick (part)
18 Deb Butler Dem Wilmington Brunswick (part), New Hanover (part)
19 Ted Davis, Jr. Rep Wilmington New Hanover (part)
20 Holly Grange Rep Wilmington New Hanover (part)
21 Larry M. Bell Dem Clinton Duplin (part), Sampson (part), Wayne (part)
22 William D. Brisson Rep Dublin Bladen (part), Johnston (part), Sampson (part)
23 Shelly Willingham Dem Rocky Mount Edgecombe (part), Martin
24 Jean Farmer-Butterfield Dem Wilson Pitt (part), Wilson (part)
25 Jeff Collins Rep Rocky Mount Franklin (part), Nash (part)
26 Donna McDowell White Rep Clayton Johnston (part)
27 Michael H. Wray Dem Gaston Halifax, Northampton
28 Larry C. Strickland Rep Pine Level Johnston (part)
29 MaryAnn Black Dem Durham Durham (part)
30 Marcia Morey Dem Durham Durham (part)
31 Henry M. Michaux, Jr. Dem Durham Durham (part)
32 Terry E. Garrison Dem Henderson Granville (part), Vance, Warren
33 Rosa Gill Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
34 Grier Martin[4] Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
35 Chris Malone Rep Wake Forest Wake (part)
36 Nelson Dollar Rep Cary Wake (part)
37 Linda Hunt Williams Rep Holly Springs Wake (part)
38 Yvonne Lewis Holley Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
39 Darren G. Jackson Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
40 Joe John Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
41 Gale Adcock Dem Cary Wake (part)
42 Marvin Lucas Dem Spring Lake Cumberland (part)
43 Elmer Floyd Dem Fayetteville Cumberland (part)
44 William O. Richardson[5] Dem Fayetteville Cumberland (part)
45 John Szoka Rep Fayetteville Cumberland (part)
46 Brenden H. Jones Rep Tabor City Bladen (part), Columbus, Robeson (part)
47 Charles Graham Dem Lumberton Robeson (part)
48 Garland E. Pierce Dem Wagram Hoke (part), Richmond (part), Robeson (part), Scotland (part)
49 Cynthia Ball Dem Raleigh Wake (part)
50 Graig R. Meyer[6] Dem Hillsborough Durham (part), Orange (part)
51 John Sauls Rep Sanford Harnett (part), Lee (part)
52 Jamie Boles Rep Southern Pines Moore (part)
53 David R. Lewis Rep Dunn Harnett (part)
54 Robert T. Reives, II[7] Dem Sanford Chatham, Lee (part)
55 Mark Brody Rep Monroe Anson, Union (part)
56 Verla Insko Dem Chapel Hill Orange (part)
57 Pricey Harrison Dem Greensboro Guilford (part)
58 Amos L. Quick, III Dem Greensboro Guilford (part)
59 Jon Hardister Rep Greensboro Guilford (part)
60 Cecil Brockman Dem High Point Guilford (part)
61 John Faircloth Rep High Point Guilford (part)
62 John M. Blust Rep Greensboro Guilford (part)
63 Stephen M. Ross Rep Burlington Alamance (part)
64 Dennis Riddell Rep Snow Camp Alamance (part)
65 Bert Jones Rep Reidsville Caswell, Rockingham (part)
66 Ken Goodman Dem Rockingham Hoke (part), Montgomery (part), Richmond (part), Robeson (part), Scotland (part)
67 Justin P. Burr Rep Albemarle Montgomery (part), Stanly
68 D. Craig Horn Rep Weddington Union (part)
69 Dean Arp Rep Monroe Union (part)
70 Pat B. Hurley Rep Asheboro Randolph (part)
71 Evelyn Terry Dem Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
72 Edward Hanes, Jr. Dem Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
73 Lee Zachary Rep Yadkinville Alexander (part), Wilkes (part), Yadkin
74 Debra Conrad Rep Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
75 Donny Lambeth Rep Winston-Salem Forsyth (part)
76 Carl Ford Rep China Grove Cabarrus (part), Rowan (part)
77 Harry Warren Rep Salisbury Rowan (part)
78 Allen McNeill Rep Asheboro Moore (part), Randolph (part)
79 Julia Howard Rep Mocksville Davie, Forsyth (part)
80 Sam Watford Rep Thomasville Davidson (part)
81 Larry W. Potts Rep Lexington Davidson (part)
82 Larry G. Pittman Rep Concord Cabarrus (part)
83 Linda P. Johnson Rep Kannapolis Cabarrus (part)
84 Rena W. Turner Rep Olin Iredell (part)
85 Josh Dobson[8] Rep Nebo Avery (part), McDowell, Mitchell
86 Hugh Blackwell Rep Valdese Burke (part)
87 Destin Hall Rep Lenoir Caldwell (part)
88 Mary Belk Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
89 Mitchell S. Setzer Rep Catawba Catawba
90 Sarah Stevens Rep Mt. Airy Surry, Wilkes (part)
91 Kyle Hall[9] Rep King Rockingham (part), Stokes
92 Chaz Beasley Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
93 Jonathan C. Jordan Rep Jefferson Ashe, Watauga
94 Jeffrey Elmore Rep North Wilkesboro Alleghany, Wilkes (part)
95 John A. Fraley Rep Mooresville Iredell (part)
96 Jay Adams Rep Hickory Catawba (part)
97 Jason Saine Rep Lincolnton Lincoln
98 John R. Bradford, III Rep Cornelius Mecklenburg (part)
99 Rodney W. Moore Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
100 John Autry Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
101 Beverly M. Earle Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
102 Becky Carney Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
103 William M. Brawley Rep Matthews Mecklenburg (part)
104 Andy Dulin Rep Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
105 Scott Stone Rep Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
106 Carla Cunningham Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
107 Kelly Alexander Dem Charlotte Mecklenburg (part)
108 John Torbett Rep Stanley Gaston (part)
109 Dana Bumgardner Rep Gastonia Gaston (part)
110 Kelly Hastings Rep Cherryville Cleveland (part), Gaston (part)
111 Tim Moore Rep Kings Mountain Cleveland (part)
112 David Rogers Rep Rutherfordton Burke (part), Rutherford
113 Cody Henson Rep Brevard Henderson (part), Polk, Transylvania
114 Susan C. Fisher Dem Asheville Buncombe (part)
115 John Ager Dem Fairview Buncombe (part)
116 Brian Turner Dem Asheville Buncombe (part)
117 Chuck McGrady Rep Hendersonville Henderson (part)
118 Michele D. Presnell Rep Burnsville Haywood (part), Madison, Yancey
119 Mike Clampitt Rep Bryson City Haywood (part), Jackson, Swain
120 Kevin Corbin Rep Franklin Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon

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 on January 9, 2013 to replace Angela R. Bryant, who resigned on January 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Appointed to replace Deborah K. Ross, who had resigned.
  5. ^ Appointed to replace[permanent dead link] Rick Glazier, who resigned in 2015.
  6. ^ Appointed to replace Valerie Foushee, who had been appointed to the state Senate.
  7. ^ Appointed in 2014 to succeed Deb McManus, who had resigned.
  8. ^ Appointed to the House to replace Mitch Gillespie, who resigned on January 6, 2013 just after the legislature convened.
  9. ^ webmasters, NC General Assembly. "North Carolina General Assembly - Representative Kyle Hall (Republican, 2017-2018 Session)". Retrieved March 16, 2018. 

External links

Retrieved from "