Tony P. Moore

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Tony P. Moore
Tony P. Moore 2003 official State Senate portrait.jpg
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 5th district
In office
January 1, 2003 – January 1, 2005
Preceded byConstituency Established
Succeeded byJohn Kerr
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Alma materAppalachian State University (BA)
East Carolina University (MEd)
Tony Moore in Winterville

Tony P. Moore is a Republican politician who served one term in the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's fifth Senate district, including constituents in Pitt and Wilson counties, during the 2003-2004 session.

Tony Moore has worked as a public works administrator for the town of Winterville. He was also a teacher at Pitt county school. Moore later headed North Carolina Driving School He graduated from Lenoir Community college in 1971 with an associate graduate degree in 1971. He also graduated from Appalachian State University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree and he earned a master's degree in education in 1987 from East Carolina University in 1987.[1]

Background[edit]

Tony Moore started out as a public works administrator for the town of Winterville. He was also a teacher at Pitt county school. Moore later headed the North Carolina Driving School. The North Carolina Driving School has over161 experienced and dedicated instructors and serves over 23,000 Public School students each year.[2]

He graduated from Lenoir Community college in 1971 with an associate graduate degree in 1971. He also graduated from Appalachian State University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree and he earned a master's degree in education in 1987 from East Carolina University in 1987. State Senate elections were redrawn for 2004,[3] such that the district contained less of Pitt County joined with Greene and part of Wayne County putting Moore in the same district as incumbent democratic State Senator John H. Kerr, III of Wayne County. Moore switched parties to Republican[4] and opposed Kerr in the General Election, but lost the seat.[5]

State Senate[edit]

During his tenure Moore supported numerous bills for the community. They included to increase funds for osteoporosis awareness and education activities. Other bills sponsored by him included: provide a tax credit for certain major computer manufacturing facilities, reduce the corporate and personal income tax rates to six percent, limit the length of legislative sessions, prohibit the possession or operation of video gaming machines except by a federally recognized Indian tribe, require that a DNA sample be taken from any person convicted of any felony or certain other criminal offenses, amend the constitution of North Carolina to provide four years terms for the members of the general assembly, provide reciprocal concealed handgun rights to concealed handgun permit holders of other states, an act to increase the monthly pension for members of the firemen's and rescue squad workers' pension fund.

Other bills authorize the division of motor vehicles to issue a choose life special license plate; and a bill to be entitled an act to waive the concealed handgun permit fees for qualified former sworn law enforcement officers; etc.

Awards[edit]

Moore received numerous awards during his tenure in the North Carolina General Assembly. He received a certificate of dedication from the North Carolina PTA Association.[6]

As a ruritan, Moore won the Tom Dellow award from the Ruritian National Foundation.[7]

Political career[edit]

In 2006, Moore (Rep.) challenged State Representative Marian N. McLawhorn (Dem) for her seat in the NC House 9th District, representing part of Pitt County and lost, receiving only 43% of the vote.[8]

In 2007, Moore switched back to Democrat[9] and was elected as an Alderman in the town of Winterville, North Carolina.[10]

In 2008, Moore was one of several Democrats to run for the seat being vacated by retiring Senator John H. Kerr, III.[11] He was unsuccessful in reaching the runoff election between Kathy A. Taft and Donald G. Davis. Davis won the runoff and then defeated Louis Pate for the seat.

In 2009, Moore challenged Douglas A. Jackson, Mayor of Winterville for his seat[citation needed] but was unsuccessful.

Winterville Town Council[edit]

As a Winterville Town Council member, Moore was an avocate for the local military of the area leading the annual Veterans Day celebration. He said, "this is the most important day of the year to me, my father was a veteran and without them, we wouldn't be a country, they're very important."

2020 Election season[edit]

Moore (Republican Party) is running for election to the North Carolina House of Representatives to represent District 8. Moore is on the ballot in the Republican primary on March 3, 2020.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/Tony_Moore_(North_Carolina)
  2. ^ "About Us". Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 17, 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved March 24, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/NCSBE/Elec/Results/resultsby_contest_single1.asp?ED=11xx02xx2004GENERAL2004ANC%2520STATE%2520SENATE%2520DISTRICT%25205&B1=Submit[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "North Carolina PTA - Every child. One voice". Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  7. ^ "Ruritan National, Inc. - America's Leading Community Service Organization". ruritan.org. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  8. ^ http://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/NCSBE/Elec/Results/resultsby_contest_single1.asp?ED=11xx07xx2006GENERAL2006ANC%2520STATE%2520HOUSE%2520DISTRICT%2520009&B1=Submit[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved March 24, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 24, 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ http://www.kinston.com/articles/county-45010-candidates-senate.html
  12. ^ "Ballottopia".

External links[edit]

North Carolina Senate
Preceded by
Charles Albertson
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 5th district

2003–2005
Succeeded by
John Kerr