NC Sen. Ralph Hise campaign money discrepancies

RALEIGH – The blog of Greg Flynn presents interesting and potentially important material regarding the campaign funds of N.C. Senator Ralph Hise showing excess loan repayment to himself and consistently filing reports with incomplete information. Among Hise’s constituents in District 47 are Rutherford County, Polk County and McDowell County.

Below are excerpts from Flynn’s blog which is well-documented and worth reading. RC Catalyst requested a comment from Sen. Hise on Thursday March 9 but did not receive any response.

The Ralph Hise for NC Senate Committee has not reported a number of contributions, amounting to $9,700, that have been reported by various Political Action Committees (PACs) as having been made to the campaign committee of State Senator Ralph Hise. Also, the Hise committee reported a $1,500.00 “refund” from “University of NC” for a payment that was never recorded, making it an impermissible contribution from UNC.

Ralph Hise campaign overpays him $10,000 in loan repayments
Posted on March 8, 2017
State Senator Ralph Hise appears to have received over $10,000 more in loan repayments from his campaign committee than the total amount of loans he has made to the committee. Since the formation of the Ralph Hise for NC Senate Committee in 2009 campaign finance records show evidence of 17 personal loans from Ralph E Hise Jr totaling $50,694.37, and evidence of 39 loan repayments totaling $61,020.98, an excess of $10,326.61.

While verifying Flynn’s data, there were several additional items that need a closer look:

  • Hise pays his poll workers varying amounts. No address or phone information was provided as required. No comments were made as to the hours work.
  • John Bryan, known mostly in our area for the financial support of Challenge Foundation Academy, substantially supports Hise’s campaign.
  • A number of cash donations do not have compete donor information
  • Hise wrote a check for $4700 to the Switzerland Inn & Chalet for meetings and doesn’t provide the required address
  • Hise has a number of in-kind donations from NC Republican Senatorial Committee that is its own “affiliated party committee” separated from the GOP fundraising operation.
  • And then there is a $35,000 payment to the NC Republican Senate Caucus for dues

Flynn reports on his website that he has filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections, there is also the possibility of filing a complaint with the Ethics Commission. (

Senator Ralph Hise
2017-2018 Session
Republican – District 47
Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Yancey
N.C. Senate
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 312
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
(919) 733-3460
District 47 Map
Office: 312 Legislative Office Building
Terms in Senate: 4     (0 in House)
Occupation: Statistician
Address: P.O. Box 86, Spruce Pine, NC 28777

One Response to NC Sen. Ralph Hise campaign money discrepancies

  1. Kurt Doggett 03/22/2017 at 9:46 am

    I’m sure Mr. Hise will attribute these discrepancies to innocent oversights. It was not an oversight when he made his campaign finances so complicated as to obscure personal financial gain. Wait till you are out of office to rake the money in. Like your colleague Mike Hager.

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