2016 REPUBLICAN JUDICIAL CANDIDATES

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2016 Republican Judicial Candidates

Vote for conservative judges in 2016! The following candidates will be on all North Carolina ballots this year.

Race #1 – NC Supreme Court Associate Justice

Republican Candidate: Robert H. (Bob) Edmunds

  • Current Position: Associate Justice, Supreme Court (elected in 2000, re-elected in 2008)
  • Incumbent: Robert H. (Bob) Edmunds
  • Campaign address: Re-elect Justice Edmunds Campaign, P.O. Box 10802, Raleigh, NC 27605
  • Campaign Phone: (919) 230-1589
  • Campaign Email: justiceedmunds@justiceedmunds.com
  • Campaign Website: www.justiceedmunds.com/
  • Democrat Opponent: Judge Michael Morgan, Wake County Superior Court Judge

Your ballot will NOT show the candidates’ political parties.

Race #5 – NC Court of Appeals Judge

Republican Candidate: Phil Berger, Jr.

Court of Appeals judicial candidates will be identified by political party on the ballot in 2016!

Race #6 – NC Court of Appeals Judge

Announced Republican Candidate: Hunter Murphy


  • Current Position: Attorney, Hunter Murphy Law, PC
  • Incumbent: None – Judge Martha Geer (D) stepped down in May 2016
  • Campaign Address: Hunter Murphy for Judge, 370 N. Main St., Ste. 201, Waynesville, NC 28786
  • Campaign Phone: (828) 564-1214
  • Campaign Email: hunter@conservativejudges.com
  • Campaign Website: www.huntermurphyforjudge.com
  • Democrat Opponent(s): Judge Margaret Eagles, District Court Judge, Wake County (elected in 2010 and 2014, appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue (D) in 2009); Donald Ray Buie (attorney in Winston-Salem)

Court of Appeals judicial candidates will be identified by political party on the ballot in 2016!

This contest will NOT have a primary, and will include all three candidates – Hunter Murphy, Margaret Eagles, and Donald Ray Buie – on the ballot in November.


Race #2 – NC Court of Appeals Judge

Republican Candidate: Bob Hunter

Court of Appeals judicial candidates will be identified by political party on the ballot in 2016!

Race #3 – NC Court of Appeals Judge

Republican Candidate: Richard Dietz

  • Current Position: NC Court of Appeals Judge (appointed in 2014 by Gov. Pat McCrory)
  • Incumbent: Richard Dietz (R)
  • Campaign Address: Richard Dietz Committee, P.O. Box 97275, Raleigh, NC 27624
  • Campaign Phone: (336) 772-1755
  • Campaign Email: rdietz@dietzforcourt.com
  • Campaign Website: www.dietzforcourt.com
  • Democrat Opponent: Judge Vince Rozier, Wake County District Court (appointed in June 2011 by Gov. Bev Perdue)

Court of Appeals judicial candidates will be identified by political party on the ballot in 2016!

Race #4 – NC Court of Appeals Judge

Republican Candidate: Valerie Zachary

  • Current Position: NC Court of Appeals Judge (appointed in 2015 by Gov. Pat McCrory)
  • Incumbent: Valerie Zachary (R)
  • Campaign Address: Committee to Elect Valerie Johnson Zachary to NC Court of Appeals, P.O. Box 1780, Yadkinville, NC 27055
  • Campaign Phone: (336) 677-1777
  • Campaign Email: vzachary@yadtel.net
  • Campaign Website: www.judgezachary.com
  • Democrat Opponent: Judge Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, District Court Judge, Mecklenburg County

Court of Appeals judicial candidates will be identified by political party on the ballot in 2016!

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