Rep. Kristin Baker (R) was appointed to the District 82 seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives, replacing the late Rep. Linda Johnson (R). Johnson died in February 2020. Baker assumed office on March 19.
Baker’s appointment fills the only vacancy in the state House this year. The current partisan composition of the chamber is 65 Republicans and 55 Democrats with zero vacancies. The Republican Party has controlled the state House since the 2010 elections.
Baker is the Republican nominee for the District 82 seat in North Carolina’s state legislative general elections on November 3. She received 54% of the vote in the three-way Republican primary in the district on March 3. She will face the Democratic nominee, Aimy Steele.