by YES! Weekly staff

Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week, we address questions to members of the Forsyth County delegation to the General Assembly and candidates for NC House. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.


1. What is the annual salary for regular members of the General Assembly? 2. What is the minimum age requirement for a state senator? 3. What is the minimum age requirement for a state representative?

Cristina Vasquez, candidate for NC House, District 74: 1. $20,000 a year [X] 2. I know federal, not state. I’m assuming it’s early twenties. [X] 3. No, but I’m assuming it’s over 20. [X]

Dale Folwell, NC House representative, District 74:

1. $13,000 a year plus you got per diem. If you’re a speaker you get more. [ -] 2. NC Senate is 25 [ ] 3. NC House is lower [than 25] [ -]

Larry Womble, NC House representative, District 71: 1. $13,000 a year — that’s just straight salary. That doesn’t count when we’re in session. [ -] 2. I think it’s 21. [X] 3. I think it’s 21 also. [ ]

Correct Answers

1. $13,951 annual salary plus an expense allowance of $559/month 2. 25 years old 3. 21 years old