Don Vaughan, NC Senate District 27 candidate

by Yes Weekly Election Coverage

Residential address: 902 Sunset Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408

Incumbent or challenger? Incumbent

Age: 58

Campaign website or blog:

Occupation and employer: Lawyer in private practice

Previous electiveexperience (including election campaigns): Completing first term in NC Senate; Greensboro City Council, 1991-2005,including two terms as mayor pro tem

Civic and volunteerexperience (including service on city commissions and boards): NC Banking Commission, 1998-2009; NC Association ofMunicipal Attorneys; board, NC Textile Manufacturers Association; board, NCCitizens for Business and Industry; board and founding member, NC FREE;National Association of Manufacturers; legislative clerk, US Sen. RobertMorgan; attorney, Office of the Governor’s Economic Advisor, NC Gov. Jim Huntadministration; Board of Visitors, UNCG; board member, Greensboro MerchantsAssociation; board member, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce; board member, NCAssociation of Realtors Management Committee; board member, Court Watch; boardmember, Greensboro Housing Coalition; Sunday school teacher, WestminsterPresbyterian Church in Greensboro; Greensboro Rotary Club; Greensboro SportsCouncil; member, triad Leadership Network; fellow, Institute of Political Leadership

Education (highest degreeattained and name of institution): JD,Wake Forest University

Party registration: Democrat

What is the city yourbirth? Greensboro

Paid consultants workingon your campaign: Bill Burckley, BradCrone

Campaign manager: Ryan Bullard

Treasurer:Art Winstead Jr.

Stories about this candidate:

The power of love

Blog posts about this candidate:

Wade among candidates receiving law enforcement endorsement 

State legislative candidates square off at Greensboro forum

Democrats stand ground at Greensboro candidate forum

Candidate profile: Don Vaughan 

Early voting numbers favor Republicans in Guilford 

Guilford educators back Gladys Robinson in state Senate race

Campaign finance:

Cash on hand: $79,240

$4,000: Mark R. Craig, RHBarringer Distributors; NC Medical Society PAC; David Stedman

$2,000: Bank of America;Joseph M. Bryan; Nationwide Carolina PAC; NC Realtors PAC

$1,500: NC HomebuildersAssociation PAC

$1,000: AT&T NC PAC; Bankof America; Michael P. Krusch, Carolina Vein Specialists; John Matthews,Southeastern Eye Center; NC Advocates for Justice (trial lawyers); NCAutomobile Dealers Association; NC Chiropractic PAC; NC Dental PAC; NC FarmBureau PAC; NC Hospital Association PAC; RJ Reynolds PAC; Service Corp.International; Time Warner Cable NC PAC

$500: James C. Carlisle;William L. Cassell, Cassell Properties; CenturyLink Employees PAC; Marcus W.Chesnutt, Chesnutt, Clemmons, Peacock & Long law firm; Dell Employee PAC;Drive Committee (Teamsters); Duke Energy Corp.; Joseph L. Gorga, InternationalTextile Group; Daniel D. Mosca, Advocare of NC; NC Association of Insurance& Financial Advisors PAC; NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association; NorthCarolina Bank PAC; NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC; NC Dental PAC;NC Pork Council PAC; NC Restaurant & Lodging PAC; NMRS NC State Local PAC;Norfolk Southern Corp. Good Government Fund; Parker, Poe, Adams & BernsteinPAC; Pepsico Concerned Citizens Fund; Petroleum & Convenience MarketersPAC; PSNC Energy; REAP; restaurateur Debby Reynolds; Security Finance Corp. ofSpartanburg and Affiliates PAC; Rodney Speight, AAA Security Self Storage; MonaLisa Wallace, Wallace & Graham law firm

Notable donors: Carolyn S.Allen, former Greensboro mayor ($50); Matt Brown, Greensboro Coliseum director($100); Douglas W. Copeland Jr., Triad Business Journal ($250); Dot Kerns, former school board member ($50);artist William Mangum ($100)

Data current as of June 30