Sandra Ray Criner
|Sandra Ray Criner|
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|Current Court Information:|
|North Carolina 5th Judicial District|
|Preceded by:||Elton Tucker|
|Past position:||Attorney in private practice (self-employed)|
|Undergraduate:||North Carolina State University, 1987|
|Law School:||Campbell Law School, 1991|
|Candidate for:||5th Judicial District|
|Election information 2012:|
|Election date:||November 6, 2012|
Sandra Ray Criner is a district court judge for the 5th Judicial District, serving New Hanover and Pender counties of North Carolina. She was first elected in 2004, succeeding Elton Tucker. She was re-elected in 2012 for a term that expires in 2016.
Criner began her career in 1991 as an Assistant District Attorney for the 5th Judicial District. She worked in that capacity until 1996. Criner then worked part-time as an Assistant D.A. in the 13th Judicial District and practiced with the firm of Jackson, Rivenbark & Slaughter. She opened her own law firm in 2002, where she worked until her judicial election in 2004.
- See also: North Carolina judicial elections, 2012
Judicial candidate survey
The North Carolina Bar Association asked its members to rank incumbent judges with terms ending in 2012 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being "excellent". Below are Criner's ratings in five categories and overall:
- The North Carolina Court System, "New Hanover County - District 5"
- The North Carolina Court System, "Pender County - District 5"
- District 5 District Judges
- Star News Online, "N.C. 5th District Judicial Race," October 15, 2008
- Star-News, "A new way to the bench," May 11, 2004
- North Carolina State Board of Elections: Official 2012 General Election Results
- North Carolina State Board of Elections: Candidate Filing List, 2012 Primary Scroll to p.48
- NC Bar Association: Judicial Performance Evaluation Survey, January 2012 Scroll to p.8