North Carolina candidates file for election
North Carolina: It's official. North Carolina incumbents and judicial hopefuls have lined up for the 2012 primary elections. Since the filing period opened on Feb. 13, 251 judicial candidates have filed with the State Board of Elections. Of these candidates, 48% (121) are running unopposed.
Some of the more notable races include:
- Appellate Judge Sam Ervin is challenging Justice Paul Martin Newby for his seat on the state Supreme Court. Ervin has served on the Court of Appeals since 2008. Newby was elected to the high court in 2004 and is seeking a second term.
- Judge Martin B. McGee, of District Court 19A, is seeking to unseat Judge Wanda Bryant of the Court of Appeals.
- Appellate Judge Cressie Thigpen is running for re-election. His competition is Chris Dillon, who ran unsuccessfully against Thigpen in 2010.
- 18th District Court Judge Susan E. Bray is running for a position on the Superior Court, but three opponents may stand in her way: Manning A. Connors, Jason B. Crump and Robert Enochs.
- The race for the Superior Court Judge of District 22A has attracted six candidates: Andrea Denis Edwards; Julia Lynn Gullett; Dustin McCrary; Alexander Mendaloff, III; John Brantley Ostwalt, Jr. and Peter A. Smith.
- The race for the Superior Court Judge of District 29A includes: District Judge Tommy Davis, Deborah Burgin and Brian R. Oglesby.
|This article was written by Matt Latourelle, the Project Director for the State Courts Project on Judgepedia. He can be reached at email@example.com.|