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Labor Endorsed Candidates Win in Primary

Jeremy Sprinkle
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Together, the NC State AFL-CIO and Central Labor Councils endorsed a total of 34 candidates with primary opposition in the May 6 election. Based on unofficial primary results, 79% of our candidates won their primary election.

Nine candidates competed for statewide office, and of that group, 77% will advance to the general election November 4. The remaining 25 labor endorsed candidates competed for local or legislative office, and 80% won their primary.

In the race to be the Democratic nominee for Governor, in which we made no endorsement, Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue defeated Richard Moore 56% to 40%.

Our candidate for Lt. Governor, Hampton Dellinger, lost to Sen. Walter Dalton 34% to 46%.

One candidate, Mary Fant Donnan, will face a runoff election to be the Democratic candidate for Labor Commissioner. As of this writing, who her runoff opponent will be is too close to call.

James Wynn and Kristin Ruth, our candidates for the Court of Appeals, both advanced and will face Jewel Farlow and Sam Ervin IV, respectively, in November.

Congratulations to the Winners

These labor endorsed candidates won their primary (sorted by region, office):

Wynn, Jim Appellate JudgeStatewide
Ruth, Kristin Appellate JudgeStatewide
Goodwin, Wayne Commissioner of InsuranceStatewide
Donnan, Mary FantCommissioner of Labor (in runoff) Statewide
Wood, Beth State AuditorStatewide
Cowell, Janet State TreasurerStatewide
Atkinson, June Superintendent of Public InstructionStatewide
Hagan, Kay US SenateStatewide
Mobley, Annie WardHouse District 05E. Pied.
Bryant, Angela R.House District 07E. Pied.
Warren, Edith D.House District 08Eastern
Faircloth, Marshall Cumberland CC2Sandhills
Edge, Kenneth Cumberland CC2Sandhills
Brisson, William House District 22Sandhills
Shaw, Larry Senate District 21Sandhills
Hughes, Sandra SpauldingHouse District 18Southeast
DeSheilds, Dorothy New Hanover County Board of EducationSoutheast
Brewington, Jan New Hanover County Board of EducationSoutheast
Alston, Skip Guilford CC8Triad
Dorsett, Katie G.Senate District 28Triad
Reckhow, Ellen Durham Co CommissionerTriangle
Howerton, Brenda Durham Co CommissionerTriangle
Heron, Becky Durham Co CommissionerTriangle
Bowser, Joe Durham Co CommissionerTriangle
Malone, Vernon Senate District 14Triangle
Stein, Joshua Senate District 16Triangle
McKissick, Jr., Floyd B.Senate District 20Triangle
Kinnaird, Ellie Senate District 23Triangle