Appeals court vacancy draws 19 would-be judges

08/11/2014 3:40 PM

08/11/2014 3:40 PM

Nineteen candidates have filed to run for a single seat on the state appeals court, which opened with the retirement of Chief Judge John Martin earlier this month. A special filing period concluded Friday.

Among the 19 candidates are John Arrowood, a former N.C. Court of Appeals judge; Lori G. Christian, a district court judge; J. Brad Donovan, a deputy industrial commissioner; Keischa Lovelace, another deputy industrial commissioner; John M. Tyson, a former appeals court judge, and Marion Warren, a district court judge.

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Because of Judge Martin’s retirement date, no primary election was held. The candidates will appear on the November general election ballot, and the winner determined by the person who receives the most votes.

Judicial elections are nonpartisan.

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