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Johnson defeats Edney in House 113

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State Rep. Jake Johnson, seeking election to the seat he was appointed to last year, defeated Democratic nominee Sam Edney with 60 percent of the vote.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING VOTER GUIDE: N.C. House District 113

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The candidates for the state House District 113 are challenger Sam Edney, a Democrat who is running for the seat for the second straight time, and Jake Johnson, the Republican incumbent who at age 26 is the youngest member of the General Assembly.   Read Story »

Tags: Voter Guide | 2020 NC House 113

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

The Lightning Voter Guide is on the street

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The Lightning's 2020 general election guide is on the street!   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113 | 2020 NC House 117 | 2020 Board of Commissioners election | 2020 School Board election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Democrats collect cash in battle to flip state House seats

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Democratic state House candidates outraised their Republican opponents during the spring as they attempt to flip area seats in the Legislature, second quarter campaign finance reports showed.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113 | 2020 NC House 117

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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The Lightning has the scoop on the campaign finance reports from the candidates for the state Legislature and 11th Congressional District, coverage of the visit by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, a feature on the Crate wine shop's recovery from a devastating water leak and much more.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113 | 2020 NC House 117 | 2020 11th Congressional District

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Sam Edney again takes on youngest state rep

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Democrat Sam Edney of Pisgah Forest is trying for a second time to win the state House District 113 seat, and again against the youngest member of the Legislature. It’s just not the same incumbent.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

N.C. Chamber honors Edwards, Johnson as 'Jobs Champions'

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The North Carolina Chamber of Commerce recognized state Sen. Chuck Edwards and Rep. Jake Johnson as 2019 “Jobs Champions” in its annual How They Voted report.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

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Johnson wants to make NC 'most veteran friendly state'

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State Rep. Jake Johnson filed for election to the state House District 113 on Monday, vowing to focus on improvements in education and workforce development and to make North Carolina "the most veteran-friendly state in the nation."   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Filing opens for county, state offices

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Michael Absher filled out forms to run for the Henderson County School Board on Monday and declared that if he wins a second term it will be his last.   Read Story »

Tags: Michael Absher | 2020 elections | 2020 NC House 113 | 2020 NC House 117 | 2020 Board of Commissioners election

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Rep. Johnson applauds veto override

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State Rep. Jake Johnson applauded the House's override of Gov. Roy Cooper's budget veto and pushed back on charges that the vote was a sneak attack.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

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Candidates file campaign finance reports

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Jake Johnson, the recently appointed state representative, filed a campaign finance report showing he has a head start on his 2020 election campaign.   Read Story »

Tags: campaign finance | 2020 elections | 2020 NC Senate 48 | 2020 NC House 113

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Johnson becomes youngest member of N.C. Legislature

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Jake Johnson became the youngest member of the General Assembly when he was sworn in as a state representative on Monday morning in Columbus.   Read Story »

Tags: Polk County | 2020 NC House 113

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GOP leaders make pick for Henson seat

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Jake Johnson, the upstart 25-year-old Polk County commissioner who had been campaigning for a state House seat since April, is on his way to filling the seat much sooner than he planned.   Read Story »

Tags: Transylvania County | 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson | Larry Chapman

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State GOP demands quick action on Henson replacement

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PISGAH FOREST — State and local Republican Party leaders fast-tracked the filling of the vacant state House District 113 seat because the seat is critical to the state Republican Party's effort to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a Republican-drawn budget, state GOP Chairman Michael Whatley told party members who jammed into a barbecue restaurant on Saturday morning.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

Candidate for House District 113 to speak

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Jake Johnson, the only announced Republican candidate for State House District 113 seat, will be the guest speaker at the Henderson County Republican Men’s Club breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Dixie Diner in Laurel Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Polk County | 2020 elections | 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

FOUR SEASONS POLITICS: Johnson fundraiser, Elections Board chair, guns for teachers

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Polk County commissioner announces run for state House

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Jake Johnson, the 24- year-old chairman of the Polk County Board of Commissioners, on Wednesday became the first Republican to formally announce his candidacy for the state House District 113 seat next year.    Read Story »

Tags: 2020 elections | Cody Henson | 2020 NC House 113 | Jake Johnson

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Rep. Henson won't seek re-election

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Republicans circling if Henson resigns from House

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Democrats call for Henson to resign

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State Rep. Cody Henson has received a copy of the criminal summons filed by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, his attorney J. Michael Edney told Carolina Public Press late Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: Cody Henson | NC Rep. Cody Henson | 2020 NC House 113