N. Leo Daughtry

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N. Leo Daughtry : biography

December 3, 1940 –

Namon Leo Daughtry is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state’s twenty-sixth House district, including constituents in Johnston County. An attorney from Smithfield, North Carolina, Daughtry is currently (2011-2012 session) serving in his tenth consecutive term in the NC General Assembly. He previously served two terms in the state Senate.

Military service

  • Captain, Judge Advocate General, United States Air Force; 1966–1969


  • Wake Forest University: B.A. 1962
  • Wake Forest University School of Law: L.L.B., 1965

Civic activities

  • Board of Directors, Community Foundation
  • 1996-1997; Celebrity of the Year Award; Johnston County Schools
  • 1996; Man of the Year; Boy Scouts of America
  • 1995; Man of the Year; Johnston County Chamber of Commerce

Political career

Daughtry served in the North Carolina Senate from 1989 through 1993. He was elected to the state House in 1994, where he was elected Majority Leader in his first term. After Republicans lost control of the House in the 1998 elections, he became Minority Leader. The 2008 election is the only race when he has faced an opponent.[ftp://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/data/ElectResults/ N.C. Board of Elections Results: 1992, 1996 – 2006] Daughtry was a candidate for Governor of North Carolina in the 2000 election, losing the primary to Richard Vinroot.

He has been a Delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996.

Election Results