E. Nelson Cole

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E. Nelson Cole
Member of the
North Carolina House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 1997 – January 1, 2011
Preceded byKen J. Miller
Succeeded byBert Jones
Constituency25th District (1997-2003)
65th District (2003-2011)
In office
January 1, 1993 – January 1, 1995
Preceded byRector Samuel Hunt, III
Peggy Ann Wilson
Succeeded byCary D. Allred
Ken J. Miller
Dennis Alan Reynolds
Constituency25th District
Personal details
Born (1937-03-29) March 29, 1937 (age 84)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceReidsville, North Carolina
Alma materUniversity of South Carolina (BS)

Edward Nelson Cole (born Charlotte, North Carolina, March 29, 1937) is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly. A resident of Reidsville, North Carolina, he represented the state's sixty-fifth House district, which includes constituents in Rockingham County, for eight terms.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina (1962),[1][2] Cole worked as a manager for Ford Motor Company until becoming an auto dealer in 1980. Cole has been active on transportation-related issues, sponsoring a bicycle safety law and being a member of several national transportation groups - the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Council[3] and the National Conference of State Legislatures standing committee on transportation.[4] As of the 2009-2010 session, he was the co-chairman of the legislature's Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee.[5]

Cole was defeated for re-election to his House seat by conservative independent candidate Bert Jones on November 2, 2010.[6] In the 2012 election, Cole is running to attempt a comeback and return to his former seat.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=10265 VoteSmart bio page on Cole
  2. ^ https://archive.org/details/northcarolinaman20032004nort/page/486/mode/2up
  3. ^ http://www.sema.org/sema-news/2010/05/state-automotive-enthusiast-leadership-caucus SAELC membership list 2010
  4. ^ http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?TabID=773&tabs=855,30,666 membership list of Transportation committee of NCSL
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2010-06-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) NewsObserver.com, Hush and drive ban debated in Chapel Hill, Feb. 24, 2010
  6. ^ State Board of Elections: 2010 general election results
  7. ^ Veteran challenges incumbent for N.C. House seat Archived 2013-01-24 at archive.today

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North Carolina House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rector Samuel Hunt, III
Peggy Ann Wilson
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 25th district

1993–1995
Served alongside: James Fred Bowman, Bertha Merrill Holt
Succeeded by
Cary D. Allred
Ken J. Miller
Dennis Alan Reynolds
Preceded by
Ken J. Miller
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 25th district

1997–2003
Served alongside: Cary D. Allred, Dennis Alan Reynolds, Worthy B. Teague, Jr.
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 65th district

2003–2011
Succeeded by