These are the results in the top five most expensive North Carolina State House elections

General elections for all 120 districts in the North Carolina House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 120 districts up for election in 2022, 85 had a general election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested general elections, candidates raised $15.3 million. Incumbents raised an average of $128,916 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $54,765 per candidate.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five general elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 9 $1,462,461 Brian Farkas (D) Brian Farkas and Timothy Reeder
District 35 $1,137,859 Terence Everitt (D) Terence Everitt, Fred Von Canon, and Joseph Serio
District 63 $776,187 Ricky Hurtado (D) Stephen M. Ross and Ricky Hurtado
District 5 $722,752 Howard Hunter III (D) Bill Ward and Howard Hunter III
District 20 $671,004 Ted Davis Jr. (R) Ted Davis Jr. and Amy Block DeLoach

The officeholders above are listed for the current districts they hold. However, this is a redistricting year, so candidates have been identified below as incumbents even if they are running in a different district than they currently hold.

#1 District 9 – $1,462,461

Incumbent Brian Farkas raised $733,174 and Timothy Reeder raised $729,287.

Brian Farkas received and Timothy Reeder received.

#2 District 35 – $1,137,859

Incumbent Terence Everitt raised $1,033,697, Fred Von Canon raised $103,922, and Joseph Serio raised $240.

Terence Everitt won with 52 percent of the vote, Fred Von Canon received 46 percent of the vote, and Joseph Serio received 2 percent of the vote.

#3 District 63 – $776,187

Incumbent Ricky Hurtado raised $250,751 and Stephen M. Ross raised $525,436.

Stephen M. Ross won with 51 percent of the vote and Ricky Hurtado received 49 percent of the vote.

#4 District 5 – $722,752

Incumbent Howard Hunter III raised $302,411 and Bill Ward raised $420,341.

Bill Ward won with 54 percent of the vote and Howard Hunter III received 46 percent of the vote.

#5 District 20 – $671,004

Incumbent Ted Davis Jr. raised $373,898 and Amy Block DeLoach raised $297,106.

Ted Davis Jr. won with 51 percent of the vote and Amy Block DeLoach received 49 percent of the vote.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active North Carolina PACs submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines.

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.