Eric L. Levinson

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Eric L. Levinson
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Current Court Information:
Seventh Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina
Title:   Superior Court Judge
Position:   26th Judicial District
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Bev Perdue
Active:   2009-2018
Past post:   Associate judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals
Past term:   2002-2009
Past post 2:   District court judge, North Carolina 26th Judicial District
Past term 2:   1996-2001
Personal History
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   University of Georgia, 1989
Law School:   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
Position:  Hudson Seat
State:  North Carolina
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  5/6/2014
Primary vote:  36.6%ApprovedA
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  47.5%DefeatedD

Eric L. Levinson is a superior court judge for the 26th Judicial District of the Seventh Division of the Superior Court, which presides over Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.[1] He was appointed to the court by former Governor Bev Perdue in June 2009 and his current term expires in 2018.

Elections

For in-depth coverage of the state's high court races, see: North Carolina Supreme Court elections, 2014

2014

See also: North Carolina judicial elections, 2014
Levinson ran for election to the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Primary: He was successful in the primary on May 6, 2014, receiving 36.6% of the vote. He competed against incumbent Justice Robin Hudson and Jeanette Kathleen Doran.
General: He was defeated in the general election on November 4, 2014, after receiving 47.5% of the vote. He competed against incumbent Robin Hudson.[2][3]
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This was the only supreme court race in North Carolina that included a primary election. With two Republican candidates--Levinson and Doran--in the primary, voter turnout from that party was expected to be high. It was speculated that a high Republican turnout could counteract Hudson's incumbent advantage. However, after election night, it was reported that Democrats accounted for approximately 42% of the voters, while Republicans represented only about 31%.[4][5]

Endorsements

  • North Carolina Republican Party State Executive Committee[6]

Levinson was endorsed by the following former chief justices:

  • I. Beverly Lake, Jr.
  • Robert (Bob) Orr[7]

2010

Levinson was re-elected to the 26th Judicial District after running unopposed.[8]

See also: North Carolina judicial elections, 2010

Education

Levinson received his B.B.A. in finance from the University of Georgia in 1989 and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1992.[9]

Career

Awards and associations

  • Member, Judges’ Section, The American Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Tenth Judicial District Bar
  • Member, The Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

See also

External links

References

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