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  • Elections: N.C. Supreme Court Justice, Sam Ervin IV

    Name: Sam J. Ervin, IV

    Town of residence: Morganton, North Carolina

    Political office sought: Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina

    Political affiliation: judicial races are non-partisan

    Candidate website address: www.ErvinforSupremeCourt.com

    Profession: Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

  • Elections: N.C. Court of Appeals, David Robinson

    Name: David S. Robinson

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: NC Court of Appeals

    Political affiliation: Registered Republican; Nonpartisan Election

    Candidate website address: www.robinsonfornc.com

    Profession: Attorney, Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service; Law Degree from George Washington University National Law Center

  • Elections: N.C. Lt. Governor, Dan Forest

    Name: Dan Forest

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: Lt. Governor, North Carolina

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Campaign website address:www.danforest.com

    Profession: Architect; former senior partner and office president of the state's largest architectural firm.

    Education: Two undergraduate degrees from UNC-Charlotte; Graduate of the College of Architecture at UNC-Charlotte.

    Family: Wife Alice; four children ages 7-19. 

  • Elections: N.C. Insurance Commissioner

    Name: Wayne Goodwin

    Town of residence: Raleigh (native of Hamlet, NC)

    Political office sought: NC Insurance Commissioner

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: www.WayneGoodwin.org and www.RepublicansforGoodwin.com

    Profession: Lawyer

  • Elections: N.C. Governor, Barbara Howe

    Name: Barbara Howe

    Town of residence: Oxford, NC

    Political office sought: Governor

    Political affiliation: Libertarian

    Candidate website address: barbarahowe.net

    Profession: Homemaker

    Education: B.A., English and psychology, Pfeiffer College, 1975.

    Family information:
    Spouse, Tom Howe.
    Two sons, one daughter.

    Organizations or affiliations:
    Libertarian Party of North Carolina
    Grassroots North Carolina
    Gun Owners of America
    La Leche League

  • Elections: Superintendent of Public Instruction, June Atkinson

    Name: June Atkinson

    Town of residence: Raleigh, North Carolina

    Political office sought: StateSuperintendent of Public Instruction

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: www.juneatkinsonnc.com

    Profession: Educator-former business teacher, administrator, and currently State Superintendent

    Education:

  • Elections: N.C. Commissioner of Labor, John Brooks

    Name: John C. Brooks

    Town of residence: Raleigh, North Carolina

    Political office sought: N.C. Commissioner of Labor

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: www.brookslaborcomm.com

    Profession: Attorney

    Education:

    Greenville High School Diploma
    A.B., Economics and Political Science, U.N.C., Chapel Hill
    J.D., University of Chicago Law School
    Government Administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Univ.

  • Elections: N.C. Auditor, Beth Wood

    Name: Beth A. Wood, CPA

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: North Carolina Office of State Auditor

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: www.bethwoodcampaign.com

    Profession: CPA - Currently NC State Auditor

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting from East Carolina University, Greenville

    Family information: Married - Husband Sam

    Organizations or affiliations:

  • Election: N.C. Treasurer, Janet Cowell

    Name: Janet Cowell

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: State Treasurer

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: Cowellfortreasurer.com

    Profession: Currently serving as State Treasurer

    Education:

    Bachelor of Arts.  University of Pennsylvania
    Masters of Business Administration. Wharton School of Business
    Masters in International Studies.  Lauder Institute

    Family information: Single

  • Elections: N.C. Supreme Court Justice, Paul Newby

    Name: Paul Martin Newby

    Town of residence: Raleigh, NC

    Political office sought: Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court

    Political affiliation: Non-Partisan Election (registered Republican)

    Candidate website address: www.newbyforcourt.com

    Profession: Justice, NC Supreme Court

    Education:

    UNC School of Law, 1980
    Duke University (Public Policy Studies) (Magna Cum Laude), 1977
    Ragsdale High (Jamestown, NC), 1973