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  NC State House - History
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Websitehttp://www.ncleg.net/House/House.html
Established 00, 1776
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedScottĀ³ November 04, 2010 05:53pm
DescriptionThe North Carolina State House of Representatives was created in 1776 to replace
the earlier colonial assembly.

The initial phase of the state house of commons, established in 1776, continued until
1835. The Constitution of 1776 provided that each county would elect two members of
the House of Commons, and seven towns were allowed to elect a single commoner.

North Carolina's Constitution of 1835, taking effect in 1836, adjusted the old system to
make it more representative. Each county was granted one member of the House. An
additional 55 seats were allocated among the counties on the basis of the most recent
census. The system was adjusted from time to time but essentially remained in effect
from 1836 until 1966.

The North Carolina legislature responded to the events of the 1960s by setting in place
a third system. During redistricting, the state is carved into state house districts. For the
first time, a representative might serve in a district that included more than one county.
No counties were split, and the plan included several multi-member districts.

Beginning with the redistricting of 1982, counties have been divided for the creation of
state house districts (although this was specifically forbidden in the state constitution).

NC Constitution, Article II, Sec. 9. Term of office. [Link]
The term of office of Senators and Representatives shall commence on the first day of
January next after their election.

Complete, unofficial returns for the 2006 Election are entered for seats 1-55 & 115-120.

RACES [Show Primaries]
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Date Type Results
Nov 06, 2012 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control(I)
77
64.17%
  Democratic Party Control
43
35.83%
Nov 02, 2010 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control
67
55.83%
  Democratic Party Control(I)
52
43.33%
  Independent Control
1
0.83%
Nov 04, 2008 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
69
57.50%
  Republican Party Control
51
42.50%
Nov 07, 2006 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
68
56.67%
  Republican Party Control
52
43.33%
Nov 02, 2004 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control
63
52.50%
  Republican Party Control(I)
57
47.50%
Nov 05, 2002 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control
61
50.83%
  Democratic Party Control(I)
59
49.17%
Nov 07, 2000 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
62
51.67%
  Republican Party Control
58
48.33%
Nov 03, 1998 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control
66
55.00%
  Republican Party Control(I)
54
45.00%
Nov 05, 1996 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control(I)
61
50.83%
  Democratic Party Control
59
49.17%
Nov 08, 1994 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control
68
56.67%
  Democratic Party Control(I)
52
43.33%
Nov 03, 1992 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
78
65.00%
  Republican Party Control
42
35.00%
Nov 06, 1990 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
81
67.50%
  Republican Party Control
39
32.50%
Nov 08, 1988 Control Indicator
  Democratic Party Control(I)
74
61.67%
  Republican Party Control
46
38.33%
Nov 06, 1894 Control Indicator
  Republican Party Control
38
31.67%
  Democratic Party Control(I)
46
38.33%
 Populist Party Control
36
30.00%

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