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  1. Governor of North Carolina - Wikipedia

    The governor of North Carolina is the head of state and head of government of the U.S. state of North Carolina. The governor directs the executive branch of the government and is the commander in chief of the military forces of the state. The current governor, Democrat Roy Cooper took office on January 1, 2017, and had a public swearing-in ceremony on January 7, 2017.

  2. Governor of North Carolina - Ballotpedia
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    The 75th and current governor is Roy Cooper (D). Cooper defeated Pat McCrory (R) in the general election on November 8, 2016. He assumed office on January 1, 2017.

    The state Constitution addresses the office of the governor in Article III, the Executive Department. Under Article III, Section I:

    Candidates for the office of the governor must be: 1. at least 30 years old 2. a citizen of the United States for at least five years 3. a resident of North Carolinafor at least two years Additionally, no governor-elect may take office until he or she has taken an oath before the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

    Excepting the governor's use of the State Seal of North Carolina and the gubernatorial power to make vacancy appointments, all constitutional duties are laid out in Article III, Section 5. The governor heads the Council of State. The governor is responsible for preparing and presenting the state budget to the General Assembly of North Carolina. Additionally, the governor of North Carolina has extensive powers of appointment of executive branch officials, some judges, and members of boards and commissions. The governor serves as commander-in-chief of the state military forces except in cases when they are deployed by the federal government. Other duties and privileges of the office include: 1. Residing at the official residence of the Governor 1. Making a periodic address to the state legislature concerning the state of North Carolina and giving recommendations to the legislature 1. Regularly monitoring the state budget to ensure that principal and interest on bonds and notes are pai...

    North Carolinaelects governors in the presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For North Carolina, 2020, 2024, 2028, and 2032 are all gubernatorial election years. Legally, the gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first day in the January following an election.

    Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for information that describes the divisions (if any exist) of a state executive office. That information for the Governor of North Carolina has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

    Role in state budget

    1. 1.1. See also: North Carolina state budget and finances The state operates on a biennial budget cycle. The sequence of key events in the budget process is as follows: 1. Budget instruction guidelines are sent to state agencies in July. 2. State agency budget requests are submitted in October. 3. Agency hearings are held in October and December. 4. The governor submits his or her proposed budget to the North Carolina State Legislature in early February. 5. The legislature adopts a budget in...

    Governor's office budget

    The budget for the governor's office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $5,438,279.

    There have been 75 governors of North Carolina since 1776. Of the 75 officeholders, 39 were Democratic, 12 Democratic-Republican, eight Republican, five Federalists, five Whigs, four with no party and two Anti-Federalists.

    Partisan balance 1992-2013

    1. 1.1. See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, North Carolina From 1992 to 2013 in North Carolina, there were Democratic governors in office for 20 years, while there were Republican governors in office the two years, including the final year (2013). North Carolina is one of seven states that were run by a Democratic governor for more than 80 percent of the years between 1992 and 2013. North Carolina was under a Republican trifectafor the final year of...

    Conflicts between Gov. Roy Cooper and the General Assembly of North Carolina

    1. 1.1. See also: Conflicts between Gov. Roy Cooper and the General Assembly of North Carolina The 2016 election changed the political landscape of North Carolina. Before the election, Republicans held a state government trifecta, meaning they controlled the governor's office and both chambers of the legislature. As a result of the 2016 election, however, Democrats took control of the governor's office, while Republicans held a 35-15 majority in the Senate and a 74-46 majority in the House, g...

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  3. NC Governor Roy Cooper

    Sep 17, 2020 · Despite setbacks like Hurricane Dorian, Governor Cooper’s administration made meaningful progress throughout 2019. Here’s a look at some of the photos that best capture the year. 2019 in Photos Supporting rural North Carolina is a top priority for Governor Cooper.

  4. List of governors of North Carolina - Wikipedia

    There have been three Presidents and 69 Governors of North Carolina, with six Governors (Richard Caswell, Alexander Martin, Benjamin Williams, Zebulon Baird Vance, William Woods Holden, and Jim Hunt) serving non-consecutive terms, totaling 78 terms in both offices. The current Governor is Democrat Roy Cooper, who took office on January 1, 2017.

  5. What does NC Lt Governor do? Who’s running in 2020? | Raleigh ...

    Dec 16, 2019 · In the North Carolina Constitution, the lieutenant governor’s role is defined as president of the Senate, but as having no vote unless it is to break a tie among the 50 senators.

  6. North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2020 - Ballotpedia
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    General election candidates 1. Roy Cooper(D) (Incumbent) 2. Dan Forest(R) 3. Al Pisano(Constitution Party) 4. Steven DiFiore II(L) Democratic primary candidates 1. Roy Cooper (Incumbent)✔ 2. Ernest Reeves Republican primary candidates 1. Dan Forest✔ 2. Holly Grange


    1. 1.1. Main article: Governor of North Carolina The governor of the State of North Carolina is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch, and the occupant of the highest state office in North Carolina. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. The 75th and current governor of North Carolina is Roy Cooper (D). He was first elected in 2016. Prior to the November 2016 general elections, North Carolina was...

    This excerpt is reprinted here with the permission of the 2016 edition of the Almanac of American Politics and is up to date as of the publication date of that edition. All text is reproduced verbatim, though links have been added by Ballotpedia staff. To read the full chapter on North Carolina, click here. In few states today is the political climate more polarized between Democrats and Republicans, andbetween urban and suburban areas, than in North Carolina. Bolstered by rapid population growth fromother states, North Carolina has become a hard-fought presidential battleground, but skirmishes over thedirection of the state government have proven to be even more intense. In the early republic, when Virginia and South Carolina produced statesmen and spokesmen, and hadgrand plantation cultures, North Carolina was often called a valley of humility between two mountainsof conceit. It joined the Confederacy only after those two neighbors did so. After the Civil War, NorthCarolina develo...

  7. Roy Cooper Biography - 75th Governor of North Carolina ...
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    Roy Cooper was born on June 13, 1957 in a rural community of Nash County, North Carolina. Brought up by father Roy Asberry and mother Beverly Thorne, Cooper used to work in tobacco fields as a child. Completing high school education, Cooper got into the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship for undergraduate studies. Later, he joined JD at the same university.

    Roy Cooper is married to Kristin Cooper and the couple has three children: Natalie, Hillary and Claire Cooper.

    Prior to entering the North Carolina politics, Roy Cooper was a law practitioner at his family’s private law firm. However, the law career didn’t last long as he joined the North Carolina Hose of Representatives in 1986. In 1991, he was elected to the North Carolina Senate. As time passed by, Cooper became a particularly significant figure in politics and became the majority leader at the senate. Having served in both North Carolina House of Representatives and North Carolina Senate, Roy Cooper decided to run for North Carolina Attorneyship General Election in 2000. As a Republican nominee, he faced Democrat candidate Dan Boyce and Reform candidate Margaret Palms in the election and won with 51.21% votes. After four years at the office, Cooper sought for another election in 2004 and defeated Republican Joe Knott with 55.61% votes. Likewise, he faced Bob Crumbley in 2008 and again won with 61.10%. In the 2012 attorneyship election, Cooper ran unopposed. As North Carolina Attorney Gen...

    According to Charlotte Observer, North Carolinians favor their Governor Roy Cooper more than their President Donald Trump. While Trump had an approval rating of 36%, Cooper was well ahead with 46%. On Trump’s immigration executive order, Cooper commented – “The executive order issued by the President will make our homeland and our troops serving overseas less safe. Our vetting process has to be tough and thorough, but we should not impose a religious test to enter the country. It’s especially troubling that individuals who risked their lives to protect our troops and served alongside them are now being turned away. We can secure the safety of our country without separating families, hurting our businesses, and turning away good people who need our help.” Despite these differences, Governor Cooper visited President Trump at Trump Tower.

  8. RealClearPolitics - Election 2020 - North Carolina Governor ...

    RealClearPolitics - Election 2020 - North Carolina Governor - Cooper vs. Forest

  9. 2020 North Carolina Governor Election

    Incumbent: Democrat Roy Cooper is seeking re-election in 2020.

  10. Oct 20, 2020 · US Elections ~ North Carolina Directory of North Carolina elections. North Carolina candidates for Governor, state reps and Congress (Senators / House of Representatives). NC primary and election races. Voting info. Political parties. State election office.