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North Carolina Court of Appeals

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals is the only intermediate appellate court in the state of North Carolina. It is composed of fifteen members who sit in rotating groups of three. Judges serve eight-year terms and are elected in statewide non-partisan elections.[1]


North Carolina Court of Appeals
Court information
Judges:   15
Salary:   $[2]
Judicial selection
Method:   Non-partisan election of judges
Term:   8 years


JudgeTermAppointed by
Judge Wanda Bryant2001-2020Gov. Mike Easley
Judge Ann Calabria2003-2018
Judge Rick Elmore2003-2018
Judge Martha Geer2003-2018
Judge Robert N. Hunter, Jr.1/2015-2016Gov. Pat McCrory
Chief judge Linda McGee1995-2020Gov. Jim Hunt
Judge Sanford Steelman2003-2018
Judge Linda Stephens2006-2016Gov. Mike Easley
Judge Donna Stroud2007-2018
Judge Chris Dillon2013-2020
Judge Doug McCullough2010-2018
Judge John Marsh Tyson2001-2009; 2015-2022
Judge Mark A. Davis2013-2022Gov. Bev Perdue
Judge Lucy N. Inman2015-2022
Judge Richard Dietz2014-2016Gov. Pat McCrory


Former judges

Notable decisions

See also

External links


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Davis Seat
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
HolcombePaul A. Holcombe NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
DavisMark A. Davis YesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
Hunter Seat
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
InmanLucy N. Inman NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
SouthernWilliam F. Southern, III NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
Unopposed  Judge Donna Stroud (Stroud Seat)
Martin seat, special election
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
FairesSabra Jean Faires NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
JonesAbraham P. Jones NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
MartinMarty Martin (North Carolina) NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
WarrenMarion R. Warren NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
ChristianLori G. Christian NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
LovelaceKeischa Lovelace NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
TysonJohn Marsh Tyson NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
ArrowoodJohn S. Arrowood NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
NewsomeJody Newsome NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
CookJeffrey M. Cook NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
DonovanJ. Brad Donovan NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
MurphyHunter Murphy NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
Davenport ScottElizabeth Davenport Scott NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
WinfreeChuck Winfree NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
BuntingBetsy Bunting NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
DonahueDaniel Patrick Donahue NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
KirbyAnn Kirby NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
ShieldsTricia Shields NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   
Johnson ZacharyValerie Johnson Zachary NoExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   


CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
DillonChris Dillon   ApprovedANo52.7%   ApprovedA
ThigpenCressie Thigpen    Yes47.3%   DefeatedD
RobinsonDavid S. Robinson    NoMcGee Seat38.8%   DefeatedD
McGeeLinda McGee   ApprovedAYes61.2%   ApprovedA
McGeeMartin B. McGee    No43.5%   DefeatedD
BryantWanda Bryant   ApprovedAYes56.6%   ApprovedA