Hila R. Stratton for NC House

The image to the left is from our political ephemera collection. It is the front panel of a 1968 campaign brochure for Hila R. Stratton, a Republican candidate for North Carolina’s House of Representatives. In this time period, each state house district sent anywhere from one to seven representatives to Raleigh, depending on the population of the district (for example, heavily populated Mecklenburg County was the 36th district and sent seven representatives; the lightly populated-area of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, and Macon Counties was the 49th district and only sent one). Ms. Stratton was one of fourteen candidates for the seven seats in the 36th district. She garnered approximately 39,000 votes, which put her in thirteenth place.