Conservative Appellate Judicial Candidates filed for the NC Supreme Court and the NC Court of Appeals on the opening day of filing, Monday, December 2.
Pictured left to right:
Superior Court Judge Jeff Carpenter of Union County filed for NC Court of Appeals Seat 7, District Court Judge April C. Wood of Davidson County filed for NC Court of Appeals Seat 4, Court of Appeals Judge Phil Berger, Jr. of Orange County filed for the NC Supreme Court Seat 2, NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Newby filed for Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court, former state senator Tamara Barringer of Wake County filed for NC Supreme Court Seat 4, District Court Judge Fred Gore of Brunswick County filed for NC Court of Appeals Seat 5, and NC Court of Appeals Judge Chris Dillion filed for re-election to his seat on the NC Court of Appeals Seat 6.
District Court Judge Jefferson Griffin who is filing for the NC Court of Appeals but is currently deployed to the Middle East as a member of the North Carolina National Guard.
These judicial candidates share the same judicial philosophy and are running together. Judges must uphold the Constitution and interpret it as written, informed by history, tradition, and precedent. Judges must be independent and must interpret the law, not make laws. A judge is to interpret statutes as written, and not as he or she believes they should be written. A judge is to be fair and impartial. Everyone should be treated equally.
For more information about each candidate, visit their websites.