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Biography

Shepard is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 15. Shepard was elected to the office in 2010.

Shepard was a candidate for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. He lost the primary on April 30, 2019.

Shepard attended Coastal Carolina Community College. His professional experience includes working at the Traffic Management Office, Camp Lejeune for 36 years and as pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church for 12 years.

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 North Carolina House of Representatives District 15

Incumbent Phillip Shepard (R) defeated Daniel Whitten (D) in the general election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 15 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Phillip Shepard (R)
66.4
9,076

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Daniel Whitten (D)
33.6
4,596

Total votes: 13,672
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for North Carolina House of Representatives District 15

Daniel Whitten advanced from the Democratic primary for North Carolina House of Representatives District 15 on May 8, 2018.

Candidate

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Daniel Whitten (D)

Republican primary election
Republican primary for North Carolina House of Representatives District 15

Incumbent Phillip Shepard advanced from the Republican primary for North Carolina House of Representatives District 15 on May 8, 2018.

Candidate

Phillip Shepard (R)


2016

Elections for the North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2016. The primary election was held on March 15, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was December 21, 2015.

Incumbent Phillip Shepard defeated Dan Whitten in the North Carolina House of Representatives District 15 general election.
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 15 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Shepard Incumbent 69.60% 13,273
Democratic Dan Whitten 30.40% 5,797
Total Votes 19,070
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections

Dan Whitten ran unopposed in the North Carolina House of Representatives District 15 Democratic primary.
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Dan Whitten (unopposed)

Incumbent Phillip Shepard ran unopposed in the North Carolina House of Representatives District 15 Republican primary.
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 15 Republican Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Shepard Incumbent (unopposed)


2014

Elections for the North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Phillip Shepard defeated Jim Morton in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 15 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Shepard Incumbent 79.3% 3,282
Jim Morton 20.7% 856
Total Votes 4,138

2012

Shepard ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in both the May 8, 2012, Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Shepard Incumbent 100% 12,111
Total Votes 12,111

2010

On November 2, 2010, Shepard won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. Shepard, with 1,311 votes, defeated Martin Aragona (1,090) and Tracey Miller (587) in the Republican primary on May 4. Shepard faced George Shaeffer (I) in the general election on November 2.

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 15 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Shepard (R) 5,873 76.64%
George Shaeffer (I) 1,790 23.36%
North Carolina House of Representatives May 4 Primary, District 15, 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Shepard (R) 1,311
Martin Aragona (R) 1,090
Tracey Miller (R) 587

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