2024 Primary – State Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 6
The N.C. Supreme Court is the state’s highest court. One chief justice and six associate justices review cases from the N.C. Court of Appeals, the N.C. Business Court, and cases in which the death penalty has been imposed. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges serve eight-year terms. For more information, see Supreme Court of North Carolina.
There are two candidates on the Democratic primary ballot, the incumbent Republican does not have a primary opponent.
N.C. Board of Elections – Online Judicial Voter Guide
Lora Christine Cubbage (D)
5012 Weatherstone Drive
Greensboro, NC 27406
Have you ever been to the Town of Davidson, or do you have a connection to our Town?
Yes, I have been to the town of Davidson and to Davidson College to visit. I have friends that live in the town of Davidson and a friend that teaches at Davidson College.
Why are you running for office?
I am running for Supreme Court because of my unwavering commitment to the pursuit of justice and the protection of individual rights and liberties. Everything that North Carolinians value is on the ballot and I feel it is my responsibility as a leader in my family, community and state to lead the fight to protect those rights that we value and depend on. All the statistics show that when rights are taken or threatened there is a negative effect on those in marginalized communities. I am a member of that marginalized community no matter my title and thus I am not just a candidate in this race I am a stakeholder. I have the experience and expertise that is needed for the Supreme Court and I am the only candidate that can bring what the Supreme Court doesn’t have and that is the perspective from the trail court bench. I have a proven track record of being able to interpret and apply the law pursuant to the Constitution and have a positive impact on the lives that come before me. My career has been on a course that running for the Supreme Court is a natural progression and my experience compliments the candidacy.
What makes you the most qualified over your primary opponents?
I am the most qualified because I have the most legal experience. I have been in the legal field for 18 years with 8 years serving on both trial courts. I have presided over thousands of cases and hundreds of trials. I am the only candidate to have any judicial experience handling all the areas of law that the Supreme Court reviews including voting/redistricting law (which it only litigated every two years or even less). Knowing that the Supreme Court reviews the record to determine if the actions of the trial court judge amounts to error, I am the only candidate that can being the trial court perspective to the dialogue amongst the Justices when deciding cases. A review of each candidate’s career history will show that I am the only candidate that has ever created the very record that the Supreme Court reviews. Additionally, I am the only candidate that has ever ran an election. I have won two elections and in the 2020 election, I obtained the most votes of all democrat court of appeals candidates with 2.6 million votes. I have connectability and electability and I know how to win. I am the only candidate that can win in the primary and the general and help all of the other candidates up and down the ballot because I know how to reach the voters where they are. For all of the above reasons, I am the more qualified candidate.
What is the number one thing that Davidson voters need to know about you?
That I am elected by the people and that is who I serve and I don’t play partisan politics. As a judge of 8 years, I understand that the voters of this great state simply want a judge that will know the law and apply the law according to the constitution, statutes and precedent while leaving the politics at the door.
What will be your top priorities?
My priorities will be upholding the rule of law pursuant to the Constitution, making sure every person is treated equal under the law, bridging the gap of mistrust between the public and the judiciary, remaining an independent branch of government and not playing partisan politics, staying connected to the people and continuing to serve this great state with excellence.
Allison Riggs (D)
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
*Jefferson G. Griffin (R)
116 Arborvitae Drive
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512