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Our 2024 Candidates

FEDERAL CANDIDATES

President/Vice President

Joe Biden/Kamala Harris

 

The Biden-Harris administration’s accomplishments are history-making and include: rescuing the economy and changing the course of the pandemic; rebuilding our infrastructure; putting more people to work than at any point in American history; passing the first meaningful gun violence reduction legislation in 30 years; lowering the costs of families’ everyday expenses; protecting marriage equality; signing executive orders to protect reproductive rights; advancing equity and racial justice; delivering the most aggressive climate and environment justice agenda in American history; ensuring more people have health insurance than ever before; confirming the first Black woman as Supreme Court justice and appointing record numbers of federal judges of diverse backgrounds; strengthening U.S. alliances and rallying the world to support Ukraine against Putin’s aggression — and more. Read more about the Biden/Harris record of achievements on behalf of the American people at whitehouse.gov.

 

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BIDEN VICTORY FUND

PO BOX 96663

WASHINGTON, DC 20077-7085

U.S. House of Representatives, District 7

Marlando D. Pridgen

 

Marlando is a long-time grassroots advocate and community organizer who was born and raised in southeastern North Carolina. His vision is to build a more equitable and prosperous future for all citizens, guided by principles of justice, fairness, and community collaboration. Marlando is a servant leader who will advocate for policies that promote economic growth, healthcare accessibility, and environmental sustainability to the benefit of all constituents in District 7.

 

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Marlando Pridgen for the People

PO Box 335

Whiteville, NC 28472

Federal

STATEWIDE CANDIDATES

Governor

Josh Stein

 

Josh grew up in North Carolina, graduated from Harvard Law School, and served as an NC Senator before becoming NC Attorney General. He and his wife are members of Temple Beth Or and have three children who attended NC public schools. Josh’s priorities include keeping families safe; fighting for voting rights, women’s reproductive freedom, and everyone’s fundamental rights; defending and improving public education; strengthening rural communities; increasing access to healthcare and affordable housing; making the economy and government work for all; and protecting our environment.

 

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Josh Stein for Governor

P.O. Box 1326

Raleigh NC 27602

Lieutenant Governor

Rachel Hunt

 

Rachel, an attorney and mom, has served in the NC General Assembly House and Senate. She spent her early career advocating for domestic violence victims, and in her spare time, volunteering to protect the public school system. She will continue advocating for North Carolina’s women, children, and families once elected Lt. Governor. She’s dedicated to making healthcare more affordable; defending reproductive freedom; supporting small businesses and rural areas; preserving and strengthening our public schools; ensuring safe communities; and protecting our environment.

 

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Rachel Hunt for NC

P.O. Box 6104

Raleigh, NC 27628

Attorney General

Jeff Jackson

 

Jeff, the epitome of a public servant, is a U.S. Congressman, former NC senator and assistant district attorney, veteran who served in Afghanistan, and current Army National Guardsman. He and his wife, along with their three children, attend Myers Park Presbyterian Church. Jeff has opposed gerrymandering and discriminatory legislation; supported investments in early childhood education; called for raising teacher pay and expanding Medicaid; passed reforms for our criminal justice system; and called out corruption. His mission is to represent North Carolinians with honesty, transparency, and decency.

 

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Jeff Jackson for Attorney General

P.O. Box 470882

Charlotte, NC 28226

State Auditor

Jessica Holmes

 

Jessica was recently appointed state auditor by Governor Cooper and is running to retain her seat. She grew up in Pender County and earned her undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She served on the Wake County Board of Commissioners, where she was unanimously elected chair three years later, and was appointed deputy commissioner of the NC Industrial Commission. She brings her oversight experience and record of public service — as well as integrity, accountability, and transparency — to the role of state auditor.

 

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Committee to Elect Jessica Holmes

1001 Wade Ave. Ste. 323

Raleigh, NC 27605

Commissioner of Agriculture

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Dr. Sarah Taber

 

Sarah comes from a military family with roots in Kentucky, where she helped operate their small family holdings. Her dedication to agriculture has included helping to launch highly successful indoor farms and vegetable greenhouses. Sarah has a three-part plan to attract new investment to strengthen NC’s agriculture sector: 1) grow more high-value crops like berries, carrots, pumpkins, and orchard fruit — all ideally suited to the NC climate; 2) invest in rural infrastructure and workforces; and 3) provide on-ramps to farm ownership like profit-sharing and cooperatives.

 

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Sarah Taber for NC

PO Box 53946

Fayetteville, NC 28305

Commissioner of Insurance

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Natasha Marcus

 

Natasha Marcus is a three-term State Senator from Mecklenburg County. With over five years of experience in the State Senate, serving on the Senate Commerce & Insurance Committee, Marcus understands the impact of climate change on weather-related losses and on insurance rates. Most importantly, she cares about North Carolinians who need affordable, reliable insurance coverage for their homes, vehicles, businesses, and healthcare.

 

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Friends of Natasha Marcus

P.O. Box 24

Davidson, NC 28036

Commissioner of Labor

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Braxton Winston

 

Braxton Winston II previously served as an At-Large member and Mayor Pro Tem of Charlotte City Council, with the goal of developing a city that is more equitable, accessible, and interconnected. As North Carolina’s next Commissioner of Labor, Braxton’s experience in municipal leadership and as a labor leader will help build coalitions to keep NC a place where people choose to live and work.

 

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Committee to Elect Braxton Winston

PO Box 32101

Charlotte, NC 28232

Secretary of State

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Elaine Marshall

 

In 1996, Elaine Marshall became the first woman elected to a statewide executive branch office in North Carolina. She immediately established herself as a competent administrator with an eye toward reform. She has received national recognition for modernizing the Secretary of State’s office by introducing up-to-date technology and reducing red tape. Since taking office, Elaine has cut the costs of doing business in NC — helping small businesses create jobs and enabling free enterprise and capital formation.

 

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Elaine Marshall Committee

P.O. Box 25128

Raleigh, NC 27611

Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Mo Green

 

Maurice “Mo” Green has strived to be a champion for public education in North Carolina throughout a professional career that has included being a school district superintendent; a chief executive for a large foundation that awards grants supporting public education; and a school board attorney. Mo believes we need to fully invest in public education to prepare students for the next phase of their lives. Enhancing parent and community support and ensuring safe and secure learning environments for all students are keys to this effort.

 

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Mo Green for NC

1001 Wade Ave, Suite 323

Raleigh, NC 27605

State Treasurer

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Dr. Wesley Harris

 

Representative Wesley Harris, who has a Ph.D. in economics, is running for Treasurer because we deserve a leader in the Treasurer's office who will be an advocate for long-term financial planning and sound fiscal policy. Wesley plans to protect our state credit ratings; increase our capacity for investment in infrastructure that improves people's lives; ensure a secure retirement for state employees; and help make NC a leader in our 21st-century economy.

 

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Wesley Harris for NC

514 Daniels St. #286

Raleigh, NC 27605

NC Supreme Court

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Allison Riggs

 

Justice Allison Riggs was appointed by Governor Cooper in 2023 and is now running for a full term on the NC Supreme Court. Riggs has served on the NC Court of Appeals and as the Co-Executive Director for Programs and Chief Counsel for Voting Rights at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice in Durham, NC. She has spent her entire career fighting for equal justice under the law, including advocating for those who have been marginalized and disenfranchised before the U.S. Supreme Court in several landmark redistricting cases.

 

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Riggs for our Courts

1001 Wade Ave, Suite 323

Raleigh, NC 27605

NC Court of Appeals, Seat 12

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Carolyn Thompson

 

Judge Thompson is running to protect Seat #12 on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Governor Cooper appointed her to serve in this seat, and she plans to continue to be a guardian of justice for all North Carolinians. She’s a seasoned trial attorney and jurist whose practice always included representing victims of domestic violence and their children. Judge Thompson is a former District Court Judge, Superior Court Judge, and Deputy Commissioner for the Industrial Commission with over 25 years of combined legal and judicial experience. 

 

Carolyn Thompson Website

 

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Committee to Elect Carolyn Thompson

P.O. Box 2255

Oxford, NC 27565

NC Court of Appeals, Seat 14

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Ed Eldred

 

Edward “Ed” Eldred’s entire legal career has prepared him to serve the people of North Carolina on the NC Court of Appeals. He has worked as an appellate attorney for the past decade, advocating for his clients in front of both the NC Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. Having grown up and raised his family here, Ed knows our state and is dedicated to upholding our constitutional freedoms, preserving the rights of all North Carolinians, ensuring fair and equitable rulings, and restoring balance to the Court.

 

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Eldred for Court of Appeals

1001 Wade Ave Ste 323

Raleigh, NC 27605

NC Court of Appeals, Seat 15

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Martin Moore

 

Martin Moore graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina School of Law and began his career as a public defender. He currently runs a mediation and appellate law practice. A talented communicator, Martin believes that everyone across our state deserves judges who are committed to integrity, fairness, and equal justice. He asserts that every person should feel confident that their judges will hear their case and rule on the merits, not focus on partisanship and extremist beliefs.

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Martin Moore for Judge

P.O. Box 454

Asheville, NC 28802

StateWide

GENERAL ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES

NC Senate, District 8

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Dr. Katherine Randall

 

Katherine earned her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech and is an associate director at the Church World Service Neighbor Network, a collective of community groups, churches, and other organizations engaged in humanitarian efforts. She lives in Wilmington and is running to advocate for reproductive rights, public schools, affordable housing, the environment, and clean water for our region.

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NC House of Representatives, District 17

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Charles Jones

 

Charles has deep roots in Brunswick County and is an International Longshoremen’s Association Executive Board member and former Wilmington law enforcement officer. Charles wants to speak for “we the people,” and he supports policies that will uplift working folks, restore women’s freedom to make their own healthcare choices, strengthen public education, and protect voting rights.

 

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Committee to Elect Charles Jones

P.O. Box 1435

Leland, NC 28451

NC House of Representatives, District 19

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Jill Brown

 

Jill comes from a military family and is the mom of two successful sons. Her family was impacted by 9/11, and it inspired her to serve her community as an EMT, volunteer auxiliary police officer, and later a critical care nurse. After moving to Southport 13 years ago, she opened a popular small business, which gave her a unique perspective on the struggles of working folks. Jill plans to fight for women’s reproductive freedom, our local environment, public education and LGBTQ+ rights.

 

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General Assembly

COUNTY CANDIDATES

Brunswick County Board of Education, District 4

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Janis Simmons

 

Janis is a retired classroom teacher with 33 years of experience working in public schools, primarily in Brunswick County. She is active in several community service and educational organizations. Janis is advocating for fully funding our public schools, keeping our children safe from bullying, and making sure far-right extremist positions on issues like book banning do not succeed in stunting students’ learning opportunities.

 

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Janis Simmons for Board of Education

1462 Longleaf Dr.

Southport, NC 28461-7702

Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, District 5

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Jonathan Damico

 

Jonathan is a Leland resident who spent a decade with a Christian humanitarian aid and development organization, working within international and domestic aid operations. He currently works for the Department of Health and Human Services in New Hanover County. Jonathan is an advocate for the underserved and underrepresented — he wants to protect the beauty of our county while promoting smart development, affordable housing, and adequate healthcare services.

 

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Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, District 4

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Tom Simmons

 

Tom is a retired public school administrator and the current chair of the NC Democratic Party’s 7th Congressional District. He’s been an active member of the community for many years, serving on various boards as well as two terms on the Boiling Springs Lake City Council. Tom supports smart growth versus the rampant overdevelopment that is currently taking place in our county. He opposes the clearcutting of trees and wants to ensure that all residents of our county have clean, chemical-free drinking water.

 

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Simmons for County Commissioner

1462 Longleaf Dr.

Southport, NC 28461-7702

Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, District 3

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Robert Fulton

 

Robert (“Bob”) lives in Southport and is a U.S. Army veteran with experience as an airline dispatcher, FAA aviation safety inspector, and National Marine Fisheries researcher. He is concerned about unchecked development and its negative impacts on our county and its residents. Bob wants to bring integrity and transparency to the role of County Commissioner. He is advocating for controlled development that takes into account infrastructure needs, sustainability, and the environment.

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Committee to Elect Robert (Bob) Fulton

3898 Timber Stream Drive

Southport, NC 28461  

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Brunswick County Register of Deeds

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Acquinetta Rochelle Beatty

 

Acquinetta is a graduate of South Brunswick High School and a member of Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church of Bolivia. She is involved in numerous volunteer activities, including chairman of her church’s trustee ministry, church secretary, and president of the Piney Grove Improvement Association. An industrial engineer by trade, she works for GE Aerospace. She plans to bring accessibility, equity, and transparency to the role of Register of Deeds.

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Committee to Elect Acquinetta Rochelle Beatty

P.O. Box 255

Bolivia, NC 28422

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