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Local
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
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 - 07/12/2013
4:28 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Pro-Choice Protesters Will Return to Goolsby's Office

Along with picket signs, protesters brought motorcycles and helmets along to WOW's second protest, which took place outside Senator Thom Goolsby's office on Monday, July 15.

Protests outside the Wilmington law office of State Senator Thom Goolsby are going to continue – at least for the near-term.  Last Monday, protestors rallied to contest the Republican senator’s support of abortion restrictions. After Thursday’s passage of Senate Bill 353, members of the group behind the protest--Women Organizing for Wilmington, or WOW—say they’re determined to demonstrate every Monday.

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Local
9:16 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Stark differences in Gale and Catlin's approach to environmental issues

Candidates for State House District 20: Rick Catlin (R), Tom Gale (D)

The environment took center stage during last night’s State House District 20 Candidate Forum in the WHQR Gallery. 

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Local
1:29 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Candidate Forum THURSDAY night featuring House Districts 19 & 20 at WHQR

Join us this Thursday, October 18th for the live broadcast of our Candidate Forum with a focus on House Districts 19 and 20, featuring Representative Ted Davis, Jr., Democratic Challenger Emilie Swearingen, and Tom Gale (D) and Rick Catlin (R). 

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