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:   $134,440[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 Sam Ervin2009-2017
Judge Martha Geer2003-2018
Judge Robert C. Hunter1998-2014Gov. Jim Hunt
Chief judge Linda McGee1995-2020Gov. Jim Hunt
Judge Sanford Steelman2003-2018
Judge Linda Stephens2006-2016Gov. Mike Easley
Judge Donna Stroud2007-2014
Judge Lisa C. Bell8/2014-12/2014Gov. Pat McCrory
Judge Chris Dillon2013-2020
Judge Doug McCullough2010-2018
Recall judge John Marsh Tyson2009-Present
Judge Mark A. Davis2013-2014Gov. Bev Perdue
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 No   
DavisMark A. Davis Yes   
Hunter Seat
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SouthernWilliam F. Southern, III No   
InmanLucy N. Inman No   
Unopposed  Judge Donna Stroud (Stroud Seat)
Martin seat, special election
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
TysonJohn Marsh Tyson No   
MartinMarty Martin No   
Davenport ScottElizabeth Davenport Scott No   
ShieldsTricia Shields No   
ChristianLori G. Christian No   
JonesAbraham P. Jones No   
ArrowoodJohn S. Arrowood No   
BuntingBetsy Bunting No   
CookJeffrey M. Cook No   
DonovanJ. Brad Donovan No   
DonahueDaniel Patrick Donahue No   
FairesSabra Jean Faires No   
KirbyAnn Kirby No   
LovelaceKeischa Lovelace No   
MurphyHunter Murphy No   
NewsomeJody Newsome No   
WinfreeChuck Winfree No   
WarrenMarion R. Warren No   
Johnson ZacharyValerie Johnson Zachary No   


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