District 64 is part of Alamance County, including some of its most rural sections in the south and parts of the towns of Elon and Gibsonville along the I-40 corridor.
Republican incumbent: Dennis Riddell. First elected in 2012, he hasn't had a Democratic opponent in any reelection campaign since. In other words, he has every reason to feel fat and sassy in 2018, but he was acting arrogantly even in his first term. When NC Policy Watch attempted to profile him in 2013, he hung up on a reporter who was attempting to interview him. His votes in the General Assembly and public statements paint him as one
of the most conservative members. He loved the anti-gay marriage amendment and has voted for every extreme measure passed including the law to stop the expansion of Medicaid. He and his wife have eight children.
Cathy von Hassel-Davies
Democrat Cathy von Hassel-Davies is a real estate broker for Coldwell Banker in Hillsborough and is making her first run for public office. She has worked as a freelance writer/journalist and photographer and has submitted articles and photographs to the Alamance News in Graham. She's also becoming certified as a genealogist and owns a genealogical research site on-line, Digging Up Your Roots. In politics, she was a super-volunteer for Obama in 2008, organizing volunteers for canvassing and teaching data entry skills, and she's served as secretary and precinct chair in the Alamance Democratic Party. Among causes she has said she cares about, she listed civil rights and social action, disaster and humanitarian relief, economic empowerment, health, and human rights. Like a lot of other new Democratic insurgents in North Carolina, von Hassel-Davies does not yet have an internet campaign presence, but her experience in digital media should soon rectify that lack.