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NC judicial candidate filing is over — here’s who’s running

Candidate filing for North Carolina judicial races ended Friday, and there are 11 candidates running for statewide offices.

Three of those candidates are seeking a spot on the state Supreme Court — Republican Barbara Jackson, Democrat Anita Earls and Republican Christopher Anglin.

Jackson is the incumbent. She was first elected to the bench in 2010. Earls announced at the end of last year that she would challenge Jackson. She is a well-known civil and voting rights attorney who founded the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. Anglin officially joined the race on the last day of candidate filing. He graduated from Elon University School of Law in 2011 and currently runs a law firm in Raleigh.

Of the other statewide offices — Court of Appeals seats — four candidates are registered Republicans, three are registered Democrats and one is a registered Libertarian.

Incumbent John Arrowood, who was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper, will face Andrew Heath, a budget director under former Gov. Pat McCrory for one seat.

District Court Judge Jefferson Griffin, attorney Tobias Hampson and District Court Judge Sandra Ray will vie for the seat of retiring Court of Appeals Judge Ann Calabria.

Attorney and Campbell University law school professor Allegra Collins, attorney Chuck Kitchen and attorney Michael Monaco will vie for the seat of retiring Court of Appeals Judge Rick Elmore.

There are 30 Superior Court races with a single candidate out of 40 total races. There are 90 district court races with a single candidate out of 118 total races.

There are 226 total candidates for 162 races — 114 Democrats, 101 Republicans, 10 unaffiliated voters and one Libertarian. See the complete list below.

Candidate Listing Judicial 2018 by NC Policy Watch on Scribd

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