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Jeff Hunt

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Jeff Hunt
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Current Court Information:
North Carolina Superior Courts
Title:   Special Superior Court Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Pat McCrory
Active:   2013-Present
Past post:   District Attorney, 29B Prosecutorial District
Past post 2:   Attorney, Long, McClure, Parker & Hunt
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Wake Forest University, 1972
Law School:   Wake Forest University, 1975

Jeff Hunt is a special superior court judge for the North Carolina Superior Courts. He was appointed to this position by Governor Pat McCrory and assumed office on May 14, 2013.[1]

Prior to running for the court, Hunt was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina.[2] Because no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the Republican primary election on May 8, 2012, a runoff primary took place.[3] Hunt was eliminated in the May 8, 2012, primary.

Education

Hunt received his undergraduate degree in economics from Wake Forest University in 1972 and his J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1975.[4]

Career

Before his appointment as special superior court judge, Hunt served as the district attorney for the 29B Prosecutorial District, serving Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania counties of North Carolina. He also practiced law with the firm of Long, McClure, Parker & Hunt.[5]

Elections

2012 state congressional

See also: North Carolina's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Hunt ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 11th District. Hunt sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Hunt was looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Heath Shuler (D).

Because no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the Republican primary election on May 8, 2012, a runoff primary took place.[3] Hunt was eliminated in the May 8, 2012, primary.[6]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[7] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[7]


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