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Feb 19, 2020

Equality North Carolina Releases Final Slate Of Pre-Primary Endorsements

For Immediate Release

Feb. 19, 2020

James Michael Nichols | Equality NC | james@equalitync.org | 919-213-0562

Equality North Carolina Releases 

Final Slate Of Pre-Primary Endorsements

Raleigh – On Tuesday, Equality North Carolina released the final round of the organization's 2020 pre-primary endorsements for political races across the state of North Carolina. This final batch of endorsements includes key judicial races across the state. ENC will release further endorsements after the Primaries on March 3.

This morning, Kendra R. Johnson, Executive Director of Equality North Carolina, released the following statement:

“This third and final round of endorsements provides a nuanced overview of many of North Carolina’s key races heading into the 2020 election season. We believe the politicians that we’ve endorsed are well-equipped to help build a better North Carolina, change the dangerous trajectory that this country is currently heading towards, and create a better world for us all. ENC hopes that you’ll visit the polls feeling both more familiar and informed with the folks seeking to govern our communities in the years to come.”

See the list of newly Endorsed Candidates below and view the full list on Equality North Carolina’s website. Stay tuned to our social media channels for the roll-out of other endorsements after the Primaries.

NC House

Abe Jones (38)

Brandon Gray (62)

Council of State

Luis Toledo -- State Auditor

Local Races

Kristen Powers -- Alamance County Commissioner 

Dreama Caldwell -- Alamance County Commissioner 

John Coleman -- Alamance School Board 

Melissa Hlavac -- Chatham School Board

Leslie Cohen -- New Hanover County Commissioner

D Jerome Watkins -- Wilkes County Commissioner 

Tammy Brunner -- Wake County Register of Deeds 

Local Races -- Mecklenburg County

Lloyd Scher -- Mecklenburg County Commissioner At-Large

Ray Shawn McKinnon -- Mecklenburg County Commissioner At-Large

Leigh Altman -- Mecklenburg County Commissioner At-Large

Pat Cotham -- Mecklenburg County Commissioner At-Large

Cade Lee -- Mecklenburg County Commissioner District 3

Laura Meier -- Mecklenburg County Commissioner District 5

Susan Rodriguez-McDowell- Mecklenburg County Commissioner District 6

Judicial Races
Jim Black -- Wake County District Court Judge
Hathaway Pendergrass -- Orange & Chatham Counties District Court Judge

Caroline Tomlinson-Pemberton -- Guilford County District Court Judge

Gavin Reardon -- Guilford County District Court Judge

Aretha Blake -- Mecklenburg County District Court Judge


Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians. www.equalitync.org.

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