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Phil Law

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Biography

Phil Law (Republican) was a candidate for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Law lost the primary on April 30, 2019.


Law was a Republican candidate for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Law lost the primary on May 8, 2018.

Law was a 2016 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of North Carolina. Law was defeated by incumbent Walter Jones in the Republican primary.

Law received his B.S. in information systems from Strayer University in 2008. He works as a security and community emergency response team trainer and was previously a site supervisor for Hewlett Packard from 2004-2015. Prior to that Law served in the United States Marines from 1999-2004.

Organizations and affiliations

  • American Legion
  • VFW
  • DAV
  • Republican Party
  • National Rifle Association, lifetime member
Elections

2019

General election
Special general election for U.S. House North Carolina District 3

Gregory Murphy (R) defeated Allen Thomas (D), Greg Holt (Constitution Party), and Tim Harris (L) in the special general election for U.S. House North Carolina District 3 on September 10, 2019.

Candidate
%
Votes

Gregory Murphy (R)
61.7
70,142

Allen Thomas (D)
37.5
42,570

Greg Holt (Constitution Party)
0.4
502

Tim Harris (L)
0.3
393

Total votes: 113,607
Primary runoff election
Special Republican primary runoff for U.S. House North Carolina District 3

Gregory Murphy defeated Joan Perry in the special Republican primary runoff for U.S. House North Carolina District 3 on July 9, 2019.

Candidate
%
Votes

Gregory Murphy (R)
59.7
21,444

Joan Perry (R)
40.3
14,472

Total votes: 35,916
Democratic primary election
Special Democratic primary for U.S. House North Carolina District 3

The following candidates ran in the special Democratic primary for U.S. House North Carolina District 3 on April 30, 2019.

Candidate
%
Votes

Allen Thomas (D)
50.0
12,883

Richard Bew (D)
25.2
6,502

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Dana Outlaw (D)
12.6
3,256

Isaiah Johnson (D)
6.8
1,760

Gregory Humphrey (D)
2.7
686

Ernest Reeves (D)
2.6
681

Total votes: 25,768
Republican primary election
Special Republican primary for U.S. House North Carolina District 3

The following candidates ran in the special Republican primary for U.S. House North Carolina District 3 on April 30, 2019.

Candidate
%
Votes

Gregory Murphy (R)
22.5
9,505

Joan Perry (R)
15.4
6,510

Phillip Shepard (R)
12.0
5,082

Michael Speciale (R)
9.5
4,009

Phil Law (R)
8.7
3,683

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Eric Rouse (R)
7.7
3,251

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Jeff Moore (R)
5.4
2,277

Francis De Luca (R)
3.9
1,664

Celeste Cairns (R)
3.5
1,462

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Chimer Davis Clark Jr. (R)
2.6
1,087

Michele Nix (R)
2.2
909

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Graham Boyd (R)
2.1
895

Paul Beaumont (R)
1.8
776

Mike Payment (R)
1.3
537

Don Cox (R)
0.6
251

Kevin Baiko (R)
0.4
170

Gary Ceres (R)
0.3
107

Total votes: 42,175
Libertarian primary election
Special Libertarian primary for U.S. House North Carolina District 3

Tim Harris defeated Shannon Bray in the special Libertarian primary for U.S. House North Carolina District 3 on April 30, 2019.

Candidate
%
Votes

Tim Harris (L)
56.4
75

Shannon Bray (L)
43.6
58

Total votes: 133


2018

General election
General election for U.S. House North Carolina District 3

Incumbent Walter B. Jones (R) won election in the general election for U.S. House North Carolina District 3 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Walter B. Jones (R)
100
187,901

Total votes: 187,901
(100% precincts reporting)
Democratic primary election

No Democratic candidates ran in the primary.

Republican primary election
Republican primary for U.S. House North Carolina District 3

Incumbent Walter B. Jones defeated Phil Law and Scott Dacey in the Republican primary for U.S. House North Carolina District 3 on May 8, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Walter B. Jones (R)
43.0
20,963

Phil Law (R)
29.4
14,343

Scott Dacey (R)
27.5
13,421

Total votes: 48,727


2016

rated this race as safely Republican. Incumbent Walter Jones (R) defeated Democratic candidate Ernest Reeves in the general election. Jones defeated Taylor Griffin and Phil Law in the Republican primary, while Reeves defeated David Hurst for the Democratic nomination. The primary election took place on June 7, 2016. The general election took place on November 8, 2016.

U.S. House, North Carolina District 3 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Jones Incumbent 67.2% 217,531
Democratic Ernest Reeves 32.8% 106,170
Total Votes 323,701
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections

U.S. House, North Carolina District 3 Republican Primary, 2016
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Jones Incumbent 64.9% 15,799
Phil Law 20.3% 4,946
Taylor Griffin 14.8% 3,610
Total Votes 24,355
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections

U.S. House, North Carolina District 3 Democratic Primary, 2016
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErnest Reeves 54.7% 6,456
David Hurst 45.3% 5,351
Total Votes 11,807
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections

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