The North Carolina CPA Political Action Committee (PAC) had an extraordinarily successful election night. Although results are not yet certified, we are projecting that 95% of the bipartisan group of 41 PAC-supported candidates won.
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At the statewide level, PAC-backed incumbents Governor Roy Cooper, Auditor Beth Wood, and Treasurer Dale Folwell were re-elected. Wood and Folwell are both CPAs.
In the Senate, 100% of the 21 PAC-supported candidates prevailed. The list included 11Republicans and 10 Democrats, all incumbents.
In the House, 88% of our candidates won in their election. We backed nine Democrats and eight Republicans. Rep. Sydney Batch was defeated by Erin Paré in District 37 by 2,249 votes. It was a tighter race in District 63, where Rep. Steve Ross trailed Ricky Hurtado by 395 votes.
There are roughly 117,000 absentee ballots across the state that have not been returned. Those voters may have mailed their ballots, voted in person, or decided not to vote. Election officials have until November 12 to count any ballots postmarked by Election Day.
Our success would not have been possible without the financial support of our PAC contributors. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the NC CPA PAC this year. The PAC exceeded its$50,000 fundraising goal for the April 2019–September 2020 period, finishing the cycle with$55,901.
Special recognition goes to all the members of the NCACPA Board of Directors and our Advocacy Advisory Council for achieving 100% participation in the NC CPA PAC this year.
If you have any questions or comments, or would like to get involved in our advocacy efforts,
email Robert Broome ([email protected]), NCACPA Director of Advocacy.