Candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice, Seat 1
Justice Paul Newby was born in Asheboro, North Carolina. He holds his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. He and his wife attend Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh where he is an Elder and Sunday School teacher. Since beginning his service on the Supreme Court in 2004, Justice Newby has actively participated in various roles seeking to enhance our justice system. As the only Republican on the Court Justice Newby finds himself writing many dissenting opinions without much help from his liberal colleagues.
Justice Paul Newby is the Conservative candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice, Seat 01.
PHIL BERGER JR
Candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court, Seat 2
Judge Phil Berger Jr. graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 1994 earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1999. In 2006, Phil was elected District Attorney in the 17A Prosecutorial District and was re-elected in 2010. In 2013-14, he served as President of the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys. From 2015-2016, Phil served as an Administrative Law Judge with the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings. In 2016, Phil was elected to the Court of Appeals. Phil is married to Jodie Church, a public school teacher. They have two children, Philip III and Will.
Judge Phil Berger Jr. is the Conservative candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court, Seat 02.
Candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice, Seat 4
Tamara Barringer is a wife, mother, educator, attorney, and small business owner. Tamara recognizes that our strength as a state comes from the effort of dedicated citizens – not the government. She has over 20 years of private experience, over 19 years of teaching law, and nearly 7 years of legislative experience writing new and improving existing laws. Tamara believes in a strict Constitutional interpretation of the law and justices who refrain in legislating from the bench.
Representative Tamara Barringer is the Conservative candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice, Seat 04.
Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 7
Judge Jeff Carpenter is a Resident Superior Court Judge for Union County, North Carolina, Judicial District 20-B. Judge Carpenter has held Court in approximately 30 of the 100 counties in North Carolina since taking office as Superior Court Judge. Judge Carpenter served the State of North Carolina on the State Highway Patrol for 6 years. After much prayer and thought, Judge Carpenter left to the NC State Highway Patrol to further his education by attending law school at Campbell University. Judge Carpenter began practicing law in Judicial District 20 that consisted of Anson, Richmond, Stanly, and Union Counties at the time. As a practicing attorney, Judge Carpenter gained a wealth of high-level civil and criminal trial experience, having tried jury cases to verdict in the civil and criminal trial Courts of Anson, Richmond, Stanly, and Union counties. As a practicing attorney, Judge Carpenter also served as an attorney for the Guardian Ad Litem program for many years representing neglected and abused children.
Judge Jeff Carpenter is the Conservative candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 7.
Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 5
A local, homegrown leader, Judge Fred Gore exemplifies fairness and selfless service as a District Court Judge and as a Judge Advocate General officer in the North Carolina National Guard. He attended Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, and graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree. As a well-rounded student, Fred completed over 300 hours of community service and was selected to the Who’s Who of American Law Students in 2003 and 2004. In 2014, while serving as a prosecutor, Fred filed and ran for the District Court Bench. In November of 2014, he was elected to serve Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus Counties as District Court Judge. Fred, his wife Shannon, and twin sons call Whiteville, NC home. He is a member of Big Macedonia Baptist Church, on the Board of Trustees for the Boys & Girls Homes of NC, and also serves on the Executive Board of the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts of America.
Judge Fred Gore is the Conservative candidate for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 5.
Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 6
Judge Chris Dillon was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his Undergraduate and Law Degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and received his Masters of Law from Duke University. He practiced law in Raleigh, focusing on Administrative, Business, and Real Estate Law. Chris was elected to an eight-year term on the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 2012 and has since participated in over 2000 appellate decisions, having personally authored more than 700 opinions. Judge Dillon is an adjunct professor, teaching real estate focused courses at both UNC School of Law and Campbell School of Law. He is married to Ann Finley, a special education teacher in Raleigh. They have five children together.
Judge Chris Dillon is the Conservative candidate for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 6.
Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 13
Judge Jefferson Griffin was born and raised on a farm in Red Oak, North Carolina in Nash County. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. After graduating from UNC, Judge Griffin earned his United States Coast Guard Captain’s license and worked as a charter fisherman on the North Carolina coast. Judge Griffin graduated from North Carolina Central School of Law. He began practicing law in Kinston, NC focusing in civil litigation and criminal defense litigation. n 2010, Judge Griffin joined the Wake County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted cases from infractions to first degree murder over a five-year period.In 2015, Jefferson was appointed by Governor McCrory to be a District Court Judge in Wake County. He handles civil and criminal cases from all over Wake County in his current role. Judge Griffin was elected to a four-year term in the 2016 general election in Wake County. Jefferson and his wife, Katye Jobe Griffin, are members at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh.
Judge Jefferson Griffin is the Conservative candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 13.
Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 4
As a lifelong Republican, April has run and won five successful campaigns for election and served the citizens of both Davie and Davidson County with experience and integrity for the past sixteen years. Until the Judicial District was split, she also served Iredell and Alexander counties. Judge Wood received her Juris Doctor degree from Regent University School of Law in 1997. She passed the North Carolina Bar exam the same year and was sworn in to practice law in North Carolina in September 1997 and subsequently sworn in to practice in the Federal District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina. She is a certified Juvenile Court Judge and presides over a court in both District Criminal and District Civil courtrooms.
April Wood is currently a Conservative candidate for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Seat 4.