About Stan

A native North Carolinian, Stan has spent his entire life in Dare County. Stan and his brothers, Ray and Wade, worked together in the family business, White’s, a convenience store and gas station located in Manns Harbor. Growing up, Stan learned firsthand the values of hard work, commitment and responsibility. Stan’s parents, Grace and Stanford White, taught him the importance of education and why it was critical to building a successful future. By serving as a Dare County Commissioner and in the North Carolina General Assembly, Stan’s father also taught him the value of public service. The lessons and values Stan learned during his formative years have stayed with him his entire life.

Stan graduated from Manteo High School and then went on to East Carolina University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Stan then served as a teacher in the Dare County Public School System.

After teaching in the public schools, Stan then pursued a career in the private sector. He built a successful family business, Stan White Realty and Construction, Inc., based out of Nags Head.

Stan has a long and distinguished career serving his community. He has done this through his extensive civic involvement and as a public official. Stan previously served as a member and chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners, as a board member of the NC Department of Transportation, a chairman of the Dare County Social Services Board and as vice chairman of the Outer Banks Hospital Board. He also served as a member of the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors. Other career highlights as a civic leader include serving as director of both the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Stan also served as President of the Outer Banks Rotary and President of the Outer Banks Home Builders Association. In 2003, he was honored by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce as The Citizen of the Year.

Stan and his wife, Susie, reside in Nags Head. They have a son, John, who now operates the family business. John and his wife, Sara, and their son, Carter, also live in Nags Head. The Whites are members of St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church.


Stan White needs to be sent back to the NC Senate. We are all fortunate to have him running again to win back his seat. With his extensive experience in state and local government, Stan has shown he can work in a true bipartisan manner for the benefit of all North Carolinians.

Dale Draper
Dare County Democratic Party Chair (2005-2009)

Stan White is the right person to represent Senate District 1. His broad knowledge of our state and the concerns of the people give him the expertise to be the most effective leader. Cast your vote to return Stan to the Senate and let your voice be heard.

Becky Howard
Currituck County Democratic Party Chair (2013)

For the past two years, North Carolina has lacked leadership and vision in the Senate. We need a voice of reason representing the people of North Carolina. We need Stan White to be that voice. Please join me on May 6th, I'm voting for Stan White.
Kim Parrish, Elizabeth City

On May 6, I'm voting for Stan White for NC State Senate. Stan White opposes efforts to limit the right to vote and favors adequately funding public schools to ensure that children receive a quality education.
Susie Walters, Nags Head

Supporting Stan White is a vote for building back North Carolina. A vote for Stan is a vote for teachers, hard working Americans, the environment and our future.
Carl Curnutte

North Carolina used to pride itself on being a leader in the field of public education. Sadly, that is no longer the case. Our school teachers are grossly underpaid. As a former public school teacher, Stan White realizes the urgent need to raise teacher salaries in order to keep the best and brightest educators in the classroom. This is just one reason I am supporting Stan for the NC Senate.
Peggy Parker, Manteo

Today, NCLCV’s Conservation Pac (CPAC) released its 2014 general election endorsements of pro-conservation candidates for the NC General Assembly (the state legislature). NCLCV is backing 14 candidates (six incumbents and eight challengers) for state Senate, and 21 candidates (11 incumbents and ten challengers) for state House.

"After two years of unprecedented anti-environmental attacks by the leaders of this General Assembly, we need these pro-conservation candidates to come to Raleigh and stand up for clean air, safe drinking water, and the health of our communities," said Dan Crawford, director of governmental relations for NCLCV. The 2013-2014 General Assembly passed a succession of bills weakening protections for clean air, water, and land; cutting funding for environmental enforcement and for conservation trust funds; fast-tracking the environmentally hazardous drilling method of fracking; and failing to require full cleanup of dangerous coal ash pits.

Here are the 2014 general election endorsements of NCLCV, including district number, name, and counties represented:
North Carolina State Senate Races:

District 1 – Stan White; Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans

The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) today announces bipartisan endorsements for the general election in November. The endorsements are made through SEANC’s Employees Political Action Committee (EMPAC), which is a member-led subsidiary.

“State employees and retirees are proud to endorse these candidate who value public services and the people who provide them,” said Statewide EMPAC Chairman Wayne Fish.

N.C. Senate

District 1 Stan White (D-Dare)

The National Association of Social Workers, North Carolina Chapter endorsed the Stan White campaign for this fall's election. NASW/NC's endorsement was based on "support to those running that uphold the ideals of the social work profession," and for Stan's "support of social workers and our clients across the state in the past and in the future."