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Sep 15, 2014

Equality NC Announces 2014 Candidate Picks

Raleigh, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2014) – Today Equality NC, North Carolina’s statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) advocacy group, and Equality NC Action Fund, the political action committee (PAC) of Equality NC, announced candidate selections for the 2014 General Election.

Equality NC announced recommended federal candidates in 2014 U.S. Congressional races. Equality NC Action Fund announced candidate endorsements for the N.C. Supreme Court, N.C. Court of Appeals, and both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly.

“We are excited to announce our support for candidates who have demonstrated through both their words and, and more importantly, their actions, a true commitment to equality for all North Carolinians,” said Chris Sgro, Executive Director of Equality NC and the Equality NC Action Fund. “By evaluating their responses to our questionnaire, reviewing their voting records, and seeing first-hand their work in our community, we are happy to not only recommend these candidates to North Carolina voters, but encourage all fair-minded citizens to support them through volunteerism, financially, and most importantly, at the ballot box.”

Both Equality NC and Equality NC Action Fund evaluate candidates using multiple factors, including responses to an issue-based questionnaire, candidate interviews, public position statements, and past voting records.

Additional pro-equality candidates may be added to the endorsement lists in the weeks leading up to the start of one-stop early voting on October 23, 2014.

For the latest candidates, and more information about each endorsement, voters can visit equalitync.org/pac/voterguide2014.

Equality NC’s 2014 recommendations include:

FEDERAL

  • Sen. Kay Hagan | U.S. Senate
  • Clay Aiken | U.S. House | Second Congressional District
  • Marshall R. Adame | U.S. House | Third Congressional District
  • Rep. David Price | U.S. House | Fourth Congressional District
  • Josh Brannon | U.S. House | Fifth Congressional District
  • Laura Fjeld | U.S. House | Sixth Congressional District
  • Tate MacQueen | U.S. House | 10th Congressional District
  • Alma Adams | U.S. House | 12th Congressional District
  • Brenda Cleary | U.S. House | 13th Congressional District

Equality NC Action Fund’s 2014 endorsements include:

JUDICIAL

  • John Arrowood | N.C. Court of Appeals (Vacant Seat)
  • Lucy Inman | N.C. Court of Appeals (Hunter Seat)
  • Mark Davis | N.C. Court of Appeals (Davis Seat)
  • Robin Hudson | N.C. Supreme Ct. | (Hudson Seat)
  • Sam Ervin IV | N.C. Supreme Ct. (Martin Seat)
  • Cheri Beasley | N.C. Supreme Ct. (Beasley Seat)

STATE SENATE

  • Angela Bryant | District 4
  • Ernie Ward | District 8
  • Elizabeth Redenbaugh | District 9
  • Jane Smith | District 13
  • Dan Blue | District 14
  • Tom Bradshaw | District 15
  • Josh Stein | District 16
  • Bryan Fulghum | District 17
  • Sarah Crawford | District 18
  • Billy Richardson | District 19
  • Floyd McKissick | District 20
  • Mike Woodard | District 22
  • Valerie Foushee | District 23
  • Gladys Robinson | District 28
  • John Motsinger | District 31
  • Jeff Jackson | District 37
  • Joyce Waddell | District 40

STATE HOUSE

  • Bobbie Richardson | District 7
  • Bobi Gregory | District 8
  • Uriah Ward | District 9
  • Duane Hall | District 11
  • Steve Unger | District 16
  • Charles Warren | District 17
  • Susi Hamilton | District 18
  • Shelly Willingham | District 23
  • Larry Hall | District 29
  • Paul Luebke | District 30
  • Mickey Michaux | District 31
  • Rosa Gill | District 33
  • Grier Martin | District 34
  • Lisa Baker | District 36
  • Yvonne Holley | District 38
  • Darren Jackson | District 39
  • Gale Adcock | District 41
  • Marvin Lucas | District 42
  • Rick Glazier | District 44
  • Kim Hanchette | District 49
  • Graig Meyer | District 50
  • Robert Reives | District 54
  • Kim Hargett | District 55
  • Verla Insko | District 56
  • Pricey Harrison | District 57
  • Cecil Brockman | District 60
  • Sal Leone | District 62
  • Evelyn Terry | District 71
  • Mary Dickenson | District 74
  • Earle Schecter | District 82
  • Jim Cates | District 86
  • Margie Storch | District 88
  • Sue Counts | District 93
  • Natasha Marcus | District 98
  • Tricia Cotham | District 100
  • Carla Cunningham | District 106
  • Norm Bossert | District 113
  • Susan Fisher | District 114
  • Brian Turner | District 116

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