NCAWA's Judicial Endorsement Committee is pleased to announce the following endorsements in the appellate races:

Supreme Court Associate Justice
Samuel J. Ervin IV (Newby Seat) www.ervinforsupremecourt.com

Court of Appeals
Linda McGee (McGee Seat) www.judgelindamcgee.com
Wanda Bryant (Bryant Seat) www.judgewandabryant.com
Cressie Thigpen (Thigpen Seat) www.judgecressiethigpen.com

Please consider making a financial contribution to these candidates, each of whom has declared an intent to seek public financing.  These candidates may accept contributions only from NC registered voters in amounts from $10 to $500.  Each must receive at least 350 such contributions postmarked no later than May 8, 2012 (the date of the primary) to qualify for public financing.

Please also consider making a contribution to the Judicial Endorsement Committee for the support of endorsed trial court candidates.  These endorsements will be announced in early June.  Your check should be made payable to NCAWA Judicial Endorsement Committee and mailed to Sheila M. Lambert, JEC Chair,  PO Box 1225, Asheville NC 28802.

Good candidates need our time, energy and money.  Please get involved!

How does the JEC board decide?     
The JEC board follows set criteria and procedures in making endorsements.  The committee endorses a candidate for judicial office based on:  (1) the candidate’s legal skill and ability; (2) the candidate’s experience as a professional and in the community;(3) the candidate’s temperament and demeanor for a judicial position; and (4)the candidate’s support for women in the legal profession, the rights of women under the law and other organizational positions. 

The board evaluates each candidate in every race in which any candidate has asked for an endorsement.  The investigation specifically includes interviewing members of the bar about the candidates, both those that the candidate has listed as references and others in the relevant community.  The procedure is thorough.  Each board member takes her obligation to investigate seriously. 

Thank you for your interest in the work of your Judicial Endorsement Committee.

Sheila M. Lambert
Chair, NCAWA Judicial Endorsement Committee

The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys Judicial Endorsement Committee is a registered political action committee (PAC) that makes non-partisan endorsements in judicial races only.  The JEC board is elected separately from the NCAWA board.

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