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Newsletter Rep. George W. Graham (District 12), (PDF)

Craven County Representatives
Sen. Norman Sanderson (R):
629 Legislative Office Building
Phone: (919) 733-5706
Legislative Mailing Address:
NC Senate
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 629
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Rep. George Graham (D)
(District 12):

1317 Legislative Building
Phone: 919-733-5995
Legislative Mailing Address:
NC House of Representatives
16 W. Jones Street, Room 1317
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

Rep. John R. Bell, IV (R)
(District 10):

418A Legislative Office Building
Phone: 919-715-3017
Legislative Mailing Address:
NC House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 418A
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Rep. Michael Speciale (R)
(District 3):

1008 Legislative Building
Phone: 919-733-5853
Legislative Mailing Address:
NC House of Representatives
16 W. Jones Street, Room 1008

Elected Officials, Craven County (PDF)

Carr Ipock is running for the NC Senate Seat for District 2 against incumbant Norman Sanderson. Carr is committed to being responsive and to being a voice for the many citizens of Eastern North Carolina. Carr’s years of experience in both the educational setting and his community have shown him how essential it is to solicit input from others.He recognizes that the best solutions come from bringing people together with various points of view to discern a solution best for all. Find out more about Carr Ipock at his website.

Whit Whitley is running for the N.C. House of Representatives (3rd District) against first-term Republican Michael Speciale. A successful attorney and businessman, Whit believes in smart government and fiscal responsibility. Visit his website, to Volunteer or Donate to Whit's campaign.
The Speciale Watch

Republican House freshman Michael Speciale (HD-03) has attracted public attention with his intemperate remarks and sponsorship of extremist legislation. In this section of our website, we intend to keep an eye on Representative Speciale's future activities.

Michael Speciale opposed House Bill 930 which would require puppy mills to provide dogs with food and water, clean bedding, daily exercise and veterinary care and humane euthanasia when needed. Speciale believed the language of the bill was ambiguous and stated on the House floor: "'Exercise on a daily basis' – if I kick him across the floor, is that considered daily exercise? 'Euthanasia performed humanely' – so should I choose the ax or the baseball bat?" When a fellow Representative called his remarks "disgusting," Speciale said, "I will debate as I believe to be most effective, and I will not succumb to political correctness." Read more: Speciale defends comments on puppy mill bill (

Michael Speciale was a cosponsor of House Bill 17, which would remove the prohibition on Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders carrying a concealed firearm into any establishment licensed to serve alcohol.

Michael Speciale, fired off an angry email calling state NAACP leader Rev. William Barber's comments racist. Speciale's email opened the door for Barber to unleash another attack on a Republican legislator. Read more: House freshman Calls NAACP Chief 'racist' in Email (

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