2024 Primary – Attorney General
The following candidate information is from the North Carolina Board of Elections website.
Republican candidate Dan Bishop is unopposed in the primary. No libertarian candidates were listed on the state’s website. There are three candidates who will be on the Democratic primary ballot.
While we did not receive responses from all the candidates, we hope the following information will be helpful as you research your candidates.
*Dan Bishop (R)
4941 Charlton Lane
Charlotte, NC 28210
Satana Deberry (D)
14 Swallows Ridge Court
Durham, NC 27713
Have you ever been to the Town of Davidson, or do you have a connection to our Town?
Yes, I certainly have. Shout out to Davidson Wine Co., I love supporting Women Minority Businesses!
Why are you running for office?
I am running for North Carolina Attorney General because North Carolina deserves someone to advocate for them. It matters when you are fighting for your reproductive rights, it matters when you’re fighting for your voting rights, and it matters when you need access to affordable healthcare. I have been an advocate as District Attorney in Durham and I am ready to advocate for the state of North Carolina. This is not a job to hang out in until it is time to run for another office – it is a real position that has real consequences for the people of this state. As a native North Carolinian, someone whose family was enslaved in the same community in which I grew up, I could not stand by and watch another Democrat bargain away the rights of our most vulnerable populations in service to their own political career. We need an experienced, knowledgeable, lawyer willing to stand up for us.
What makes you the most qualified over your primary opponents?
I am easily the most qualified person to be Attorney General in this race. I might be the most qualified person to ever run for this position. I have done all the things that were asked of me – go to school, do well, work for your people. And I did all those things to put me in a position to influence the future of policy in this state. Progressive values mean that we judge someone on what we know they can do – not what they say they can do. I have a progressive record that speaks for itself. I have hired a diverse group of people to work everywhere in which I have led – and given many of them opportunities to advance their careers in ways a traditional manager would not. I have required my staff to be trained in issues of racial equity for longer than it has been popular. I instituted policies and procedures in my office that the Governor’s Task Force on Racial Equity has adopted almost wholesale. There has never been a candidate with more openly progressive values than I have exhibited in my career and during my time as an elected official.
What is the number one thing that Davidson voters need to know about you?
I am running for Attorney General because we are rapidly losing the hard won progress that has made NC an exceptional place to live and work. Our population has grown increasingly more diverse – culturally,, racially, and many other ways – yet conservative Republicans are intent on creating laws that take us back generations. As a native North Carolinian, someone whose family was enslaved in the same community in which I grew up, I could not stand by and watch another moderate Democrat bargain away the rights of our most vulnerable populations in service to their own political career. We need an experienced, knowledgeable, progressive lawyer willing to stand up for us.
What will be your top priorities?
- The protection of reproductive rights – NC has joined other states in severely restricting the rights of women and their healthcare providers around reproductive choices. This not only implicates abortion but issues around the pregnancy and reproductive choices. NC could very easily follow the legal landscape in places like Texas where prosecutors and courts are substituting their political judgment for healthcare choices. In the wake of NC’s changing legal atmosphere, we are already seeing obstetricians and gynecologists leaving the state – even when their services do not include the termination of pregnancy. This restricts healthcare access and affordability for all North Carolinians with many people in rural communities or communities of color having to travel long distances for basic care. Rural counties are experiencing the consolidation of healthcare systems in our state with fewer specialty care options driving up the costs for everyone.
- The protection of civil and voting rights – I would expand the newly created Civil Rights Unit. As Attorney General, I would use existing authority to conduct civil rights investigations – adding more staff and devoting more funding to impact litigation.
- Consumer protection – I would protect against the continued attempts to defraud North Carolinians out of their hard earned money. Whether that is by protecting seniors from fraud, workers from wage theft, or companies trying to defraud consumers.
Tim Dunn (D)
331 Glenburney Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Jeff Jackson (D)
3300 Maryhurst Lane
Charlotte, NC 28226