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Governor Bev Perdue

Bev Perdue was the Democratic Governor of North Carolina from 2008 through 2012. For an extensive profile, visit: Bev Perdue on Ballotpedia.

Appointment process

In North Carolina, the governor makes judicial appointments. The new judge must run for the seat in the next general election more than sixty days after the appointment.

Appointed judges

The tables below list the governor's appointees to the courts across the state. These lists are updated automatically with new appointments.

Supreme Court

NameCourtActivePrevious position
BeasleyCheri BeasleyNorth Carolina Supreme Court2012-2014Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals

NameCourtActivePrevious position
ThigpenCressie ThigpenNorth Carolina Court of Appeals2011-2012Special Superior Court Judge
DavisMark A. DavisNorth Carolina Court of Appeals2013-2014General counsel, Governor Bev Perdue

Superior Courts

NameCourtActivePrevious position
Hardin, Jr.James E. Hardin, Jr.Third Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina2009-2018Special Superior Court Judge
ColeJ. Carlton ColeFirst Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina10/2009-2018District Court Judge, 1st Judicial District
SermonsWayland SermonsFirst Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina8/2009-2018Town Attorney, Bath and Chocowinity
EdwardsC. Thomas EdwardsSeventh Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina2012-PresentDistrict court judge, 25A and 25B Judicial Districts
GilchristWinston GilchristFourth Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina3/2012-2020District Court Judge, North Carolina 11A Judicial District
CroomCraig CroomNorth Carolina 10th Judicial DistrictSpecial superior court judge, 10th District, Third Superior Court Division
HinnantPatrice A. HinnantFifth Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina10/2009-2018District Court Judge, 18th Judicial District
WilliamsonF. Lane WilliamsonSeventh Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina3/2011-PresentPartner, Garlitz & Williamson, PLLC
LevinsonEric L. LevinsonSeventh Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina2009-2018Associate judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals
SumnerRobert T. SumnerSeventh Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina2010-2020Attorney in private practice
BarrettSharon BarrettNorth Carolina 28th Judicial District2011-PresentDistrict Court Judge, 28th Judicial District
ParsonsW. Douglas ParsonsSecond Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina3/2012-2020Attorney in private practice
BlountMarvin K. BlountFirst Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina2012-2014Attorney in private practice; Special superior court judge
MurphyCalvin E. MurphyNorth Carolina Superior Courts2007-PresentAttorney in private practice
HillKendra HillNorth Carolina Superior Courts2013-2014Deputy General Counsel/Chief Ethics Officer, Office of the Governor
YoungReuben F. YoungNorth Carolina Superior Courts2013-2014Secretary, North Carolina Department of Public Safety
HassellA. Robinson HassellFifth Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina3/2009-PresentDistrict Court Judge, 18th Judicial District

District Courts

NameCourtActivePrevious position
HandsTyyawdi B. HandsNorth Carolina 26th Judicial District2011-2016Attorney in private practice
CullerJena P. CullerNorth Carolina 26th Judicial District2011-2016Attorney in private practice
NixonTheo X. NixonNorth Carolina 26th Judicial District2008; 2009-2014Attorney in private practice
TuckerWilliam C. TuckerNorth Carolina 20A Judicial District2009-2014Attorney, Tucker & Singletary, P.A.
Eady-WilliamsKaren Eady-WilliamsNorth Carolina 26th Judicial District2010-2016Vice President/Assistant General Counsel, Wachovia Corp.
EaglesMargaret P. EaglesNorth Carolina 10th Judicial District2009-2014Attorney, Larcade & Heiskell, PLLC
GregoryKeith O. GregoryNorth Carolina 10th Judicial District2010-2014Senior partner, Gregory and McClinton, PLLC
RozierVince M. RozierNorth Carolina 10th Judicial District2006-2010 and 2011-2014Ombudsman to the State Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina Department of Justice
KingToni KingNorth Carolina 12th Judicial District2009-2014Managing attorney, Miller, King & Clouse, PLLC
SametJan H. SametNorth Carolina 18th Judicial District2010-2016Attorney, Keziah, Gates and Samet
PenryJohn R. PenryNorth Carolina 22B Judicial District2009-2014
MullinaxRobert A. MullinaxNorth Carolina 25th Judicial District2009-2014Partner, Mullinax and Mullinax, PLLC
RobinsonRobin Wicks RobinsonNorth Carolina 5th Judicial District2011-2016Attorney, private practice
DrayAndrea DrayNorth Carolina 28th Judicial District2011-2016Attorney in private practice
HughesF. Warren HughesNorth Carolina 24th Judicial District2011-2014Clerk of court, Yancey County
Bryan, IIIJames T. Bryan, IIINorth Carolina 15B Judicial District2012-2016Attorney in private practice
SmithKirby SmithNorth Carolina 3B Judicial District2012-2012Attorney, McCotter, Ashton & Smith, P.A.
BrownAnthony W. BrownNorth Carolina 7A Judicial District2009-2016Solo practitioner
GraberErin Mulligan GraberNorth Carolina 10th Judicial District5/2012-12/2012Attorney, Graber Law Firm, PLLC
OverbyKathryn W. OverbyNorth Carolina 15A Judicial District2011-2016Assistant District Attorney
LongLunsford LongNorth Carolina 15B Judicial District2009-2016Attorney, Long and Long
MooreWilliam Jeffrey MooreNorth Carolina 16B Judicial District1996-2008; 2009-2016Assistant District Attorney, Robeson County
FoxAngela Bullard FoxNorth Carolina 18th Judicial District2011-2016Attorney, Fox Law, P.A
HigdonSteven V. HigdonNorth Carolina 20B Judicial District2011-2016District Attorney, Union County
MeyerLouis B. MeyerNorth Carolina 10th Judicial District2012-PresentAttorney, Poyner Spruill, LLP
Dotson-SmithSusan Dotson-SmithNorth Carolina 28th Judicial District2012-PresentAssistant clerk, Superior Court
StewartCaron H. StewartNorth Carolina 11th Judicial District2012-2014Assistant district attorney, 11th Prosecutorial District
ClontzEdwin D. ClontzNorth Carolina 28th Judicial District2011-2014Chief assistant clerk of the Superior Court, Buncombe County
ScottWard D. ScottNorth Carolina 28th Judicial District2011-2014General trial attorney
HeafnerWilliam H. HeafnerNorth Carolina 19B Judicial District1978-1980; 2012-2014Partner, Moser Ogburn and Heafner
KillianMark L. KillianNorth Carolina 25th Judicial District2012-2014Attorney in private practice
PrinceSherry D. PrinceNorth Carolina 13th Judicial District2009-2014Attorney in private practice

See also

External links

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