Representative Rick Catlin

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2:52 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Representative Catlin Defeats Challenger in Race for NC House of Representatives District 20

Betsy Jordan (left) / Rick Catlin (right)
Betsy Jordan / Rick Catlin

Republican Rick Catlin will return for a second term to the North Carolina House of Representatives.  Challenger Betsy Jordan lost District 20 to Catlin by a 24% margin. 

Representative Catlin says he received positive feedback regarding his first term while out on the campaign trail:

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Local
12:37 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Betsy Jordan and Senator Rick Catlin Square Off Over Medical Expense Tax Deductions

Betsy Jordan (left), Rep. Rick Catlin (right)
Betsy Jordan / Rick Catlin

In 2013, the North Carolina legislature eliminated medical expense deductions from the tax code.  The issue was the primary focus of a recent political debate held at a senior living community in Porters Neck.  The loss of the medical deductions was particularly contentious between the candidates for State House District 20, which covers the northern portion of New Hanover County.

Democrat Betsy Jordan challenged incumbent Rick Catlin for being part of the legislature that passed the 2013 budget:

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Local
3:36 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

CoastLine: NC House District 20 Candidate Forum

Republican Representative Rick Catlin (left); Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan (right)

At a Candidate Forum in WHQR’s M.C. Erny Gallery Monday night, a partnership of HQR News and WWAY Newschannel 3, Republican Incumbent Rick Catlin and Democratic Challenger Betsy Jordan told voters that they both value public education, the environment, and the film industry. 

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Local
11:27 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue

Betsy Jordan (left), Rep. Rick Catlin (right)
Betsy Jordan / Rick Catlin

Betsy Jordan, who is Rick Catlin’s Democratic opponent for the North Carolina House of Representatives, has already identified her signature issue: film. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports.

District 20’s Republican incumbent, Rick Catlin, has voted to convert the film tax rebate to a grant program. But his challenger, Betsy Jordan, says this isn’t enough to keep North Carolina competitive in the film industry.

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Local
2:45 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

State Senate passes terminal groin bill 28 to 5

northern end of Figure Eight Island from Rich Inlet
Dr. Robert Parr

The Coastal Policy Reform Act of 2013 has now passed both Chambers of the General Assembly and is headed to the Governor’s desk. 

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Local
5:39 am
Mon March 4, 2013

NC House to attempt another go at boards and commissions bill

Tonight the North Carolina House of Representatives will vote again on Senate Bill 10. The bill has made partisan waves and put House Republicans at odds with Senate Republicans. The bill eliminates several boards and commissions, and significantly cuts into term limits for current members. Board continuity is a major concern of both opponents and supporters.

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Local
7:38 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Business Brief: Wilmington area leaders name "collaboration" as path to growth

The Cape Fear Economic Development Council opened their first conference of the year with the phrase: my 2013 New Year’s resolution is…

Six panelists plucked from diverse positions in the community explored the need for and the pathways to economic growth in the Greater Wilmington Area. 

And while they acknowledged the issues that keep them up at night, the words “collaboration” and “partnership” recurred as a common theme. 

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Local
7:49 am
Mon January 7, 2013

State tax reform has bi-partisan support; legislators could explore consumption-based plan

Representative Rick Catlin, Senator Thom Goolsby, Representative Susi Hamilton discuss keeping open dialogue with local leaders; January 3, 2013, Wilmington City Hall

Tax modernization:  it’s close to the top of the agenda for legislators when the General Assembly reconvenes in Raleigh at the end of January. 

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Local
3:46 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Local officials join state leaders to represent New Hanover County interests in Raleigh

L to R: Rep. Rick Catlin (R), Sen. Thom Goolsby (R), Rep. Susi Hamilton (D)

On Thursday, local leaders from beach towns, the City of Wilmington, UNCW and Cape Fear Community College joined New Hanover County Commissioners and newly-elected state leaders for the first meeting of the local officials’ caucus. 

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