Concerned Citizens of Haywood County (a large and growing assembly of Haywood County Citizens) have announced that all candidates in the 2022 races will receive this questionnaire/scorecard for completion. The questions and responses will be published in local newspapers, social media outlets, and websites, which will reach a local audience of over 1,000 people. We appreciate your time and attention to this important endeavor.

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The primary election on May 17, 2022 is to have Republicans and Democrats vote from their pool of candidates to select the names for the November ballot:

May 17 Primary

  • US Sentate (R&D)
  • US House of Representatives District 11 (R&D)
  • NC Supreme Court Associate Justice - Seat 5 (R)
  • NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 9 (R)
  • Haywood County Board Of Commissioners (R)
  • Haywood County Sheriff (R&D)
  • 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

    Haywood County Sheriff

    Question William (Bill) Wilke
    Republican
    Submitted 3/6/22, 8:57 PM
    Jason Hughes
    Republican
    Submitted 3/17/22, 8:56 PM
    Robert (Tony) Cope
    Republican?
    Submitted 3/17/22, 1:40 PM
    Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    John Hemmingway
    Democrat
    Submitted 3/17/22, 12:17 PM
    Do you believe it is constitutional for the Government and/or private businesses to mandate medical procedures and/or treatments such as vaccines? No. It is simply not constitutional. NO The United States Constitution was written to protect the rights of citizens. No business nor the Government has any constitutional right to mandate any medical procedures or medical treatments of any kind. I do not support any mandated procedures or treatments of any kind on any citizen. Medical procedures, treatments, and vaccines should be the choice of the person. I encourage everyone to educate themselves on what medical treatment is right for them. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    Yes and No - There are multiple ways to look at this. [Further:] Does the US military have the ability to vaccinate its soldiers to protect them from known diseases? Yes Do we have the ability not to join the military? Yes Should a parent have the ability to say yes and no to what is injected into their children? Yes, and we have the ability not to send our children to public schools. Should an employer be allowed to mandate a vaccine for its employees? Yes, but do you have to work for them - No The question is too broad for one precise, straightforward response.
    Do you support the use of sobriety-free (low-barrier) shelters in any way, including the direct or indirect use of taxpayer dollars to fund these shelters in hotels and/or encampments? No. They are a magnet for crime and disorder, and offer a marketplace for illegal drugs and activity that continue the suffering that comes with addiction. No I do not support Haywood County having any type of low barrier shelter. I will not support any tax payer dollars going towards a low barrier shelter. I believe that these shelters are a breeding ground for more crimes, they attract other people not from our community. Low barrier shelters decrease the safety and security of the community they are in. Our tax dollars can be better spent in educating the public and public safety. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    "In any way" - the use of funds from state and federal levels for a shelter of any kind will always have controversy. I favor the use of funds to help where there is a need for people who wish to be helped and are willing to help themselves. There also should be an open meeting and a vote of the town/city /county citizens for the concerns to be heard and recorded. Remember "WE" voted them in, and "WE" can vote them out.
    Do you support Judge Letts' pre-trial release program? No. The magistrate system was originally designed to weigh the factors of the crime, the potential for reoffending by the arrested, and then set an appropriate bond, if applicable. Adding a separate set of criteria directing magistrates to consider has only served to complicate and confuse the original process, and has contributed to continued victimization of innocent people and higher crime rates. The focus of the criminal justice system should be on preventing more victims. The order appears to have the opposite effect and I intend to gather, evaluate, and make public the data surrounding this this program. No I do not support now nor have I ever supported Judge Letts pre-trial release program. In fact, January 27, 2021 I sent a letter to Judge Letts laying out reasons and issues that were concerning to law enforcement with the program. The program is flawed and is not working, and that has been shown many, many times. It allows repeat offenders to be released from custody and continue their criminal activity. I understand that a bond is not punishment but the safety of Haywood County and its citizens must be protected from repeat criminal offenders who have shown they have no respect for the law or Haywood County. No accountability for the person committing the crimes. It empowers them to continue and often escalate to more violent crimes. (8th amendment speaks to this) Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    I was in favor of this program on paper; there was much hope for this to work, and it has not. I am thankful we are starting a new "drug court" towards the end of May that will assist in the trials and hopefully the ultimate convictions of the offenders.
    Do you support biological males being allowed to compete with biological females in high school, collegiate, and professional sports? No. This makes absolutely no sense. No No. I believe this is unfair and unjust. There needs to be very strict standards of who and how athletes can compete in all levels of sports. The unjust part is mental health impact on girls who have to race male athletes. It effects the future of the females when it comes to scholarships, awards and other achievements. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    We have CO-ED teams for a reason; let them compete if they wish to play in that kind of event. If not, we have girls and boy teams in place for that.
    Do you believe males and females should have separate bathroom/locker rooms or should they be able to choose the one they "identify" with? Yes for separate bathrooms and no for "identity" characterizations. This will lead to an increase in sexual assaults and victimization in the most heinous of ways. I am absolutely against it. I have daughters and granddaughters. Yes Yes a male should use a male bathroom and a female should use a female bathroom. It is not about what you identify with, it is what you were born with. According to Gods holy word only two genders. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    Separate Yes, Men go to men's, and Women go to women's. If you want to have a "unisex" room, that is up to the establishment that owns/operates the property.
    Do you believe our public schools should teach "Critical Race Theory" or any curriculum that teaches children they are either "oppressed" or an "oppressor", depending on the color of their skin? No. America is a land of opportunity for all. Any theory characterized by the color of someone's skin is, by definition, racist, and against every principle of a free America that our constitution is intended to create. No I do not believe in CRT. I don't see anything wrong with teaching our nations history. We had some struggles and innovations during those times. I don't believe the foundational documents of the United States should be undermined. Our history should spark conversation so we can learn that life has struggles and success no matter what race, ethnicity , immigration status ,socioeconomic standing, ability, or any other group. CRT causes confusion and does not provide a true and accurate understanding of our nations history and government institutions. We should have our students to learn to think not be told by one person what to think. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    No, we teach history in school, the issues of oppression, and what this causes. If the teachers would unite and "teach," I believe the children would learn. I will have to use the quotes from Churchill (paraphrased), "Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it" or Santayana, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
    As you vow/vowed to defend the Constitution, is it your belief that part of your duty is to protect your constituents from government overreach, such as unconstitutional laws and/or mandates? Yes. As sheriff, I will advocate for constitutional laws and provisions from Haywood County to Raleigh to Washington,. I am undeterred, at this time in our country's history, from standing for and speaking out against the overreach that is presently occurring. Yes I have taken the vow to defend the Constitution for over 20 years and I have done so with the utmost professionalism and integrity, and I will continue to do so. The Sheriff is the last line of defense against the infringement of our rights by the government. I will continue to fight for every citizen’s constitutional rights and fight against anyone that wishes to remove, destroy, or infringe on those rights. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    Yes, as a part of the oath of office, I will defend our constitutional rights from both foreign and domestic. I will not enforce or endorse any overreach of law that undermines our rights as US citizens.
    Concerning the issue of abortion, do you consider yourself "Pro-Life" or "Pro-Choice"? Pro life - beginning at conception. Life begins at conception. I have three grandchildren... the thought of abortion is repugnant to me. JPro-Choice I believe in pro-life. Children are the future of this great country and this great county. So many great resources and services are available to someone that cannot support a child. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    I believe that a woman should have a choice. Suppose there was a horrific act of rape or a severe threat of death to the mother. But I also believe that God would not allow something to happen without it being in his plan. So, I am as perplexed as everyone else; I see both sides.
    Do you support the NC Harm Reduction Coalition and their distribution of crack-smoking kits, needles, condoms, and "safer sex work" pamphlets for sex workers (prostitutes)? No - absolutely against this. Harm Reduction in Haywood county is largely responsible for the almost fifty percent higher (NC DHHS statistics) overdose death rate than the state average. I believe in reaching people where they are, but not leaving them there. Harm Reduction is insidious... it furthers the suffering of addicts and calls it helping. I will work against them starting on day one and every day I am in office. No do not in any way support the Harm Reduction Coalition. If I am fortunate enough to become the Sheriff of Haywood County, I will not allow any piece of this group into our detention center nor will I support any program that they fund or support. I will not facilitate or encourage any type of criminal activity. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    Do I believe that society has degraded to the point that we now need to ensure the safety of the general public by providing safe products for those that live that lifestyle? And if given a chance, try and assist those willing to receive help and open a way out of the lifestyle? Yes
    Do you support the jail expansion in Haywood County? Yes. It has to be built. It is unfortunate that we are having to do it with higher building costs and a labor shortage, when overcrowding has been an issue for many years in the Haywood County jail. As sheriff, I will be a forward looking leader, working to understand the needs of the future so that we are more prepared to meet the needs then and in the present. Yes I do support the jail expansion. It is unfortunate that we as a county are in this position, but due to state regulations and requirements concerning inmate housing, we are getting to a point that we have no choice. Our jail is overcrowded, which cost the tax-paying citizen to pay to house inmates in other detention centers. Being able to do a better inmate classification we can better provide a more secure and safe facility for staff, inmates, and citizens. The expansion will also allow us to provide better mental health and rehabilitation services to inmates to reduce recidivism. (The detention center is one of the three primary functions of the Office of the Sheriff) 10A NCAC 14J.0101 Jail Requirements. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    Yes, due to the need for more space to house offenders, supported by the increasing number of crimes and longer waits to court proceedings. I wish I could say No, but the world we live in shows us firsthand the need for housing as a direct product of the overwhelmed judicial system.
    Do you support the syringe (needle exchange) giveaway program? No - absolutely against this. It is responsible for the continued suffering of those addicted and draws others from surrounding areas, many from outside of Haywood County, that contribute to further crime and disorder. No I do not support the needle exchange program. This program only perpetuates the cycle and does not fix the drug epidemic in our county. It also trashes up neighborhoods and business districts by those throwing needles down in public. It could cause harm to small children or anyone who might make an attempt to pick up the needles. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    I believe we answered this in the NC Harm Reduction Coalition question - the direct correlation of the reduction in infectious diseases alone speaks for the need for such a program.
    What is your plan to stop the homeless/criminals/addicts from converging on private and public property (loitering, setting up tents or campsites) and leaving trash, needles, condoms, and human waste behind? Start by enforcing the law. It is a deterrent and forces accountability. We also have to communicate with and engage landowners to understand the community decay that comes with supporting activities like this. Landowners who support activities that may be legally defined as a nuisance should understand their potential liability under North Carolina General Statute Chapter 19 and case law that affects them. I will be prepared to use this statute to the extent I am able. They should be removed and charged with littering and if they return they will be charged with trespass! Most of these individuals are not from Haywood county so I believe we should buy a bus ticket for them to be able to return home! I want to work closely with local leaders in order to have a unified front on how to deal with the homeless population in Haywood County. We need to work with our state representatives to strengthen laws regarding loitering, trespassing, littering, and other ordinances that can be used to reduce using undesignated land for campsites, tents and homeless encampments. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    The use of the County ordinances and the local regulations alone is not working. Establish an easy-to-access way to file complaints from the public and gather input from local communities on their particular issues. We need to ensure those who need help and want help are helped. Those that are "help resistant" need to receive full enforcement under the law by using environmental laws for waste/unsanitary/unsafe environments, involving County inspectors and law enforcement. Use of 1st and 2nd-degree trespass violations and proactive law enforcement to remove them from the areas.
    Do you support school choice and the idea that tax dollars should follow the student? Yes. My kid, my choice. No I do support school choice; I believe that the family should be able to choose what school is best for their child and family. They should feel that they are supported by the school system for that choice. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    Yes, if a child/parent happens to like one school over another, they should be able to choose for teaching techniques or foundation of teaching. Also, it would be their responsibility to ensure the student gets to the school and or transportation.
    Do you support the legalization of marijuana or any other drugs? No - strongly against this. Statistics do not support the idea that legalization contributes to the health, safety, or welfare of a person or community. No, Marijuana is a gate way drug, medical use marijuana is not a drug lab that should be used! I do not support the legalization of marijuana; it is a gateway drug to other illicit narcotics use. This perpetuating cycle leads to other criminal behavior that destroys the safety of our county. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    No, marijuana is known to be a gateway drug; it is a steppingstone to other harsher drugs. Legalization would only make it easier for them to get, causing more significant issues like addiction and driving under the influence of these or any type of substances, causing substantial risk to our loved ones.
    Do you support Photo Voter ID in North Carolina? Yes. It is integral to a fair and honest election. No I do support photo voter ID in North Carolina it is the only way to eliminate voter fraud. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    Yes, we show our IDs for everything else, from purchases to cashing checks and boarding a plane. I do not see an issue with confirmation of a voter and their address to ensure who they are, and they are at the correct polling station.
    Are you or any of your family members currently serving on other boards or non-profit organizations in Haywood County? If yes, please explain and list them. Not in Haywood County specifically, but presently serving as President of the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators, a 501 (c) (6) committed to promoting the profession of licensed private investigators throughout the entire state of North Carolina. No Not at present time. Larry Bryson
    Democrat
    No

    Haywood County Board of Commissioners

    Question Jennifer Best
    Republican
    Submitted 3/12/22, 5:38 PM
    Tommy Long
    Republican
    Submitted 3/9/22, 1:02 PM
    James C. Nash
    Republican
    Submitted 3/10/22, 6:41 PM
    Erich Overhultz
    Republican
    Submitted 2/25/22, 8:41 AM
    Terry Ramey
    Republican
    Submitted 3/7/22, 5:24 PM
    Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you believe it is constitutional for the Government and/or private businesses to mandate medical procedures and/or treatments such as vaccines? Absolutely NOT! Our personal medical directives should never be under the guidance or control of any government body. Americans should be free to elect or decline vaccines or other medical treatments without fear of any type of repercussions. No, medical procedures or vaccines or anything else to do with ones personal health or their dependents should be a personal decision. I believe that all citizens of our country should be allowed to decide what vaccines that they receive. Before this issue came up with the unconstitutional mandates to get "jabbed" with the COVID vaccine, I worked along side of Dr. Rashid Buttar to challenge the governments position requireing parents to have their children vaccinated to attend school. Vaccines come with side effects, and a person should be allowed to decide what is best for them and their family. This is a much bigger issue than just the COVID vaccine. No. I am opposed to mandates of this sort. It is an invasion of personal privacy. Medical decisions should be left up to the individual contemplating whether or not to receive the vaccination. Absolutely not. Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you support the use of sobriety-free (low-barrier) shelters in any way, including the direct or indirect use of taxpayer dollars to fund these shelters in hotels and/or encampments? No. I am not a proponent of "no or low" barrier shelters. Shelters that maintain sobriety requirements, verify sex offender status, and require identification are often resulting in higher long term sobriety rates and ultimately moving more individuals into permanent housing. Accountability is key to maintaining sobriety and the "no holds barred" approach to sheltering does not serve communities or individuals in sheltered housing. Taxpayers dollars are already allocated thru NCDHHS for sheltering services and those individuals who are at risk for homelessness, so I'm unclear if this question is pertaining to local funding by taxpayers. Ideally I believe faith based community members and non profits should fill this need and tax payers should not be burdened with additional taxation for homelessness solutions. No, time proven methods to help people attain soberness, accountability and a pathway to rehabilitation should be adhered to. Low barrier shelters are a welcome sign to the drug addicts and homeless of neighboring counties. I strongly oppose low barrier shelters. I also oppose housing them in motels that I couldn't afford to vacation in with my young family when we came home on leave from the Army. No I do not. The support of low barrier shelters not only harms adjacent neighborhoods and businesses, it also neglects confronting addiction issues that low barrier shelters have. No Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you support Judge Letts' pre-trial release program? The current pretrial program introduced in 2018 was designed to allow unsecured bonds, faster first appearances and no initial jail time prior to sentencing unless a defendant failed to appear for their scheduled trial date. Based on the number of FTA the program has not worked as originally designed. A Thru Care program is currently being developed to reduce FTA and recidivism and help to manage the daily jail population appropriately. Click here for explanation. I don't not support Haywood Counties "catch and release" program. This release program puts a burden on our LEOs to try and find the ones that have been released and don't show up for court. No, it has been disastrous. I must add that a jail annex should have been, and must, be built to accommodate the housing of criminals who should be incarcerated, should tougher sanctions be implemented. No Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you support biological males being allowed to compete with biological females in high school, collegiate, and professional sports? I would be embarrassed as a biological male to compete against females in any type of sport and then claim a victory or accolade. Biological men should not compete against biological women. No God created two genders, Male and Female.They are biologically different and have different strengths and weaknesses. A biological male should not be allowed to compete in a female competition. Along with that question, I go on record to say, a "marriage" is between a male and a female. Same sex couples can have civil unions or any other definition, but marriage is between a male and female. No, absolutely not. Great strides have been made, in part through Title IX legislation, to improve the quality and popularity of female sports. The practice of allowing biological males to compete in female sports creates an on level playing field, and discourages female participation. No Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you believe males and females should have separate bathroom/locker rooms or should they be able to choose the one they "identify" with? Two genders. Male. Female. Bathrooms and locker rooms should be separate. Gender is not a choice, gender is determined by x and Y chromosomes, and created by Gods perfect design. They should be separated. As stated above, God created two genders and the fact that we are having to discuss that a man should use the men's restroom and a woman should use the female restroom shows how far our society has gone off track. I believe if you have boy parts, go to the boys room and the same for girls. I have a three year old granddaughter, I'd better never hear that a man was using the same bathroom with her. My position is that there are two sexes, uniquely created by God; there should be separate facilities for male, and for female. If a person is born biologically a male, they are to go to the male facility. If they are born biologically a female, they are to go to the female facility. Separate bathrooms and locker rooms Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you believe our public schools should teach "Critical Race Theory" or any curriculum that teaches children they are either "oppressed" or an "oppressor", depending on the color of their skin? No. I do not believe that CRT should be taught in schools. I believe this "theory"’ is conjured by the liberal left to further cause division based on race in America. No Our liberal school system has lost their way. Critical race theory, by definition is indoctrination. I strongly oppose all forms of indoctrination in our public school system, private school system and our universities. No. It has only stoked racial division in our children, and encourages tribalism. The whole noble idea of a person being looked upon based upon the content of character, rather than color of skin, is tossed aside. CRT needs to be erased from our curriculums. Absolutely not Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    As you vow/vowed to defend the Constitution, is it your belief that part of your duty is to protect your constituents from government overreach, such as unconstitutional laws and/or mandates? Yes absolutely! We are sworn to uphold the constitution; but law is not created at the county level. State laws are created at the legislative level and federal laws are created by Congress. I believe as an AMERICAN it is my responsibility to uphold and protect the constitution and to stand firm against governmental overreach. Yes When I enlisted in the army, I took an oath to defend our country against enemies foreign and domestic. That oath did not miraculously disappear after my seven years in service. I will defend our Country and our County against unconstitutional laws and mandates. I will fight, tooth and nail, for what is right, even if it's not the most popular thing. Yes, absolutely. When I swear to defend the Constitution, I will mean it. If I feel that an action by government is unconstitutional, even if popular opinion by others is to the contrary, I will speak my mind. My opinion might not always prevail, but I will state my opinion. Yes 100% Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Concerning the issue of abortion, do you consider yourself "Pro-Life" or "Pro-Choice"? Pro Life. Pro-life. I believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all, even the unborn. My 94 year old uncle got in on the tail end of WWII. He was at the Nazi concentration camps and liberated the Jews. He saw the unspeakable atrocities the Germans committed against the Jews personally and still weeps to this day when reminded. He has said many times if we as a nation don't stop killing our innocent babies we will have to apologize for what we did to Germany. Let that sink in. I strongly oppose abortion. I believe that life begins at conception. I consider myself pro-life. Children are a blessing from God. "Pro Life" No abortion Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you support the NC Harm Reduction Coalition and their distribution of crack-smoking kits, needles, condoms, and "safer sex work" pamphlets for sex workers (prostitutes)? I do not support these programs of the NC Harm Reduction or any other organization. No This initiative by North Carolina harm reduction coalition does nothing but foster an increase in drug use. It does absolutely nothing to help an individual regain their life and become a productive member of society. I strongly oppose the distribution of all of material that helps someone stay on drugs or work the streets. If the suggestion to bring a "safe place" for addicts to use drugs in Haywood County is ever brought up, I will strongly oppose that as well. Absolutely not. Harm Reduction theory has only lulled people engaged in destructive behaviors into believing that harmful consequences will be reduced/eliminated through " safer practices ". The results have been disastrous, with more people than ever suffering from addiction and harmful behaviors. Such a strategy fails to address the harsh reality that people have real addictions that must be confronted. I prefer the just say no approach. No Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you support the jail expansion in Haywood County? Yes 100%. I am confident that the Jail expansion program is the right direction for our County. Based on population growth alone we are lacking in bed space in our detention center. Transportation of inmates to other facilities is costly and time consuming. The annex facility is no longer suitable for housing inmates and no longer meets NC fire code guidelines due to the construction. Expansion of the facility will greatly improved the safety for our detention staff. Yes, we are in the midst of this project now. Faith based groups and facilities like pathways that require sobriety and rehabilitation have helped people and prolonged our existing jail. We are now 3rd lowest in counties in our region in beds per capita, the addition will move us up and is projected to last 25 years. I would like to see this project through. We stay at or above capacity now. We are transporting inmates to neighboring counties on a regular basis which is costly to taxpayers. We absolutely need to get our jail Annex under construction, it should have been completely built already. Kicking that can down the road has increased the cost of the jail Annex by at least 8 percent in inflation alone. As a Commissioner, I would suggest building the annex 20 beds more than currently needed, we will grow into that need, but in the meantime, we rent those jail cells out to neighboring counties for $55 a day to help offset the cost of building an annex. Those prisoners that we house and collect money for would not be released back into our County, they would be taken back to the county they came from for release. That would be nearly $400, 000 per year to simply house prisoners from counties that are also experiencing overcrowding. Yes absolutely. The size of our jail is wholly inadequate for our county's population and needs. We don't currently have enough space to house criminals that should be incarcerated; because of this it imposes a model of public safety that fails to serve the community well. The lack of jail space only gives such practices as the Judge Letts pretrial release program a pretext for it's existence. The current lack of jail space also has forced the sheriff's administration into some practices that are unsafe and financially unsustainable in the long run, thus increasing liability. I think that we need mandatory rehabilitation to keep some people from being a revolving door. We could use a few more cells but not 16 million worth. Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you support the syringe (needle exchange) giveaway program? No. As we have seen in our own area, such programs increase needle liter, putting residents and visitors at risk. Programs like these were originally designed to reduce communicable blood born disease among drug users but have not proven to be effective in doing so and have consequently been detrimental to communities. Other efforts such as HIV and Hepatitis testing would be better served by the funding currently directed to needle exchange programs. No, that was tried here with a state grant. We cancelled the needle exchange portion. We are still contacting people who have had overdoses and connect them with help through these state grant funds. The only needle exchange program that I would support would be one that has addicts exchanging their dirty needles for a Bible or an ink pen to fill out an application. The needle exchange program does nothing to help the addict, it only encourages them to continue to be an addict. No. It not only fails to confront the reality of addiction, pilot programs brought into Haywood County showed that there was a great lack of accountability in terms of the exchanges that were supposed to take place. Many more needles were issued than were returned, and the community was plagued with discarded used syringes found everywhere. This underscores the reality that the average junkie will care first and foremost about getting their next "fix", with absolutely no regard about how their carelessly discarded needles affect others. No Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    What is your plan to stop the homeless/criminals/addicts from converging on private and public property (loitering, setting up tents or campsites) and leaving trash, needles, condoms, and human waste behind? The policing of debris created by homelessness is difficult if not impossible. However loitering, illegal camping, vandalism are all criminal acts and should be persued by law enforcement and community alike. Let's not provide an comfortable environment for homelessness as tolerance only encourages such behavior. This issue has historically been a town problem. We at the county level are not faced with issues like towns have been faced with. County folks can be very persuasive when a squatter, drug user etc comes into their property. I encourage any private property owner to contact the sheriffs office and have unwanted trespassers removed. Trespassing, littering, illicit drug use is illegal. I believe in law and order and our Sheriff and deputies are sworn to uphold the law. I support public safety and law and order and will continue to do so. Our Sheriffs department is great. I have worked to facilitate and fund our Sheriffs office with fair pay and equipment. My voting record is clear on that and I will continue that course. Public safety is one thing that our citizens expect from local government and I will not let down on doing just that. Stopping the ever increasing homeless rate and skyrocketing drug addiction is going to take a team effort and has to be a priority NOW. County Commissioner's, Town Alderman, law enforcement, department of health and human services, the community and mental health agencies are going to have to work together to get this under control. It's going to take a strong leader to get everyone together to address this issue. It's possibly the most serious issue facing Haywood County right now. We have to help those that are able to be helped, those that don't want help or continuously refuse help need to be removed from the streets and institutionalized. How we institutionalized them will need to be determined on a case-by-case basis. Institutionalizing could be locked up in a jail cell or an inpatient rehab Center, those individuals that refuse help need to have a forced change of course they cannot continue to be allowed to be a drain on society. Stop the governmental funding of programs, directly or indirectly, which encourage the enabling of people to continue on in self destructive behaviors. Our county can not support or tolerate low barrier shelters, whether overtly or "covertly" ( such as what took place at the Our Place Inn or the Bethel Professional Building). People that know me well will tell you that few things irritate me more than discarded trash thrown along our roadsides and public places. We are blessed by God to live in a beautiful place, yet so many people show no appreciation for what we have. As a commissioner I will encourage and support community cleanup initiatives that I have initiated and participated in many times. It not only beautifies our community, it also sends a message that we as a community will not tolerate the voluminous amounts of trash and the aforementioned things like needles, etc. from ruining the appearance of where we live. I would encourage those working in the judicial system to consider sentencing low level first time criminal offenders to direct work participating in such cleanups, as an alternative to jail ( until a jail annex can be built). Failure to participate would result in harsher sanctions. The upkeep of this is not something that can rest solely with government sanitation workers; it is all of our responsibility. I have been quoted as saying that the amount of trash left accumulating serves as a kind of barometer for gauging just how much civic interest-or apathy- exists. Clearly we have to do better. If the county wants to help we need to make them go to rehab and get clean then train them to work for their keep. If they don't except the help send them back to where they came from.If not put their butt in jail.They should not be a burden to the good people of Haywood Co. Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you support school choice and the idea that tax dollars should follow the student? I do 100% agree with school choice and could see where some incentive could be applied for parents with children who are in private schools especially where additional tuitions are required. But tax payers in general support education including those individuals without children. The entire system would need an overall and although a question with great analytical opportunities it is a question greater than the time and space allowed here. Yes, it breaks my heart to see extremists manipulating and using the law to destroy the public school systems as I knew it from years ago. Three previous questions on this form are examples. School choice is now virtually a necessity because of social engineering coupled with religious freedom. I first was introduced to this several years ago when my in-laws moved to the NC coast. The local elementary school was classified as "failing" and they had three small kids. After giving it a try their kids weren't learning and test scores were falling. Out of love and concern they were compelled to move them to a charter school in the area. I applaud them for "parenting" and NC had provided that option. Having said that we have a "best in the state" public School system here in Haywood County. All three of our kids attended public schools here. We had great experiences. HCC is the best value going for our County residents. The available early college and trade skills are fabulous. I have friends and family who have been home schooled, Christian schooled, charter schooled and public schooled all with great success. So school choice has already been made here. It is a now "yes" answer. And yes the dollars "with accountability" should follow the student. I strongly support School choice. A parent should be allowed to decide what's best for their child and tax money should follow the student and help support the parents decision. Yes I do. It is unfair to the parents of a child stuck in a poorly performing school year after year to be subjugated to lack of challenging classes, below standard teachers, needless distractions, and administrative apathy in such schools. I believe in vouchers. Yes Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you support the legalization of marijuana or any other drugs? I do not support the legalization of marijuana except by prescription from a Medical Doctor and only for pain management treatment in end of life terminal illness. No I do support legalizing MEDICAL marijuana. There is overwhelming scientific data that medical marijuana does help alleviate certain medical conditions. It's also a huge source of tax revenue. No. I do understand that in some limited cases the smoking of marijuana has reportedly alleviated of pain associated with Parkinson's disease and other ailments; however in places where it has been legalized, suddenly there is a cannabis dispensary on every corner. Clearly there are a number of physicians who have no problems writing prescriptions wantonly to anyone " suffering." There has also been an increase in auto accidents related to marijuana usage. No Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Do you support Photo Voter ID in North Carolina? Absolutely. 100%. Photo ID is required for many things including buying a cell phone or adopting a pet. It should be a requirement to vote in all 50 states. No ID no vote. YES , Along with the super majority of all NC residents as evidenced by the ballot question a few years ago. The avenues to address any grievances to verification and photo ID are so broad and inclusive this should not be a issue. A story on LBJ. LBJ told his driver when they pulled up in a cemetery in Texas during a heated election he was in said "I see a lot of people here that need to cast a vote". He won by a slim margin. Yes again on photo ID. I strongly support having to show ID to vote. If we have to show ID to exercise our constitutional right to purchase a firearm, then we should also have to show ID to exercise our constitutional right to vote. Yes. The absence of it makes us more vulnerable to voter fraud. Voters in NC overwhelmingly voted for it in 2017, only to have liberal judges rule it unconstitutional. Yes Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat
    Are you or any of your family members currently serving on other boards or non-profit organizations in Haywood County? If yes, please explain and list them. Yes I also serve as an Associate Supervisor for the Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation board and various appointed boards with the BOCC including The Sediment and Erosion Board, VAYA Regional Board and the Southwestern Commission. Yes, By virtue of being an elected commissioner I was appointed to the fairgrounds board. I serve on the governing board at Bethel Baptist Church. I am a board member of the Haywood County Cattlemen's association. None of my family members to my knowledge apply to this question. No I am the President of the Apple Blossom Estates Homeowners' Association. Yes sister TDA board Jeff Haynes
    Democrat
    J.W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III
    Democrat

    US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 11

    and the community. This type of establishment is a dangerous enablement program that disincentivizes sober living, thereby increasing the risk of harm to the addict, their family and the community. Also, despite being touted as safe by mainstream media, the fact is that sexual assaults and physical assaults do increase within 1000 feet of these shelters.
    Question Bruce O'Connell
    Republican
    Submitted 3/6/22, 5:38 PM
    Wendy Marie-Limbaugh Nevarez
    Republican
    Submitted 4/25/22, 10:36 AM
    Matthew Burril
    Republican
    Submitted 3/16/22, 10:21 PM
    Chuck Edwards
    Republican
    Submitted 3/9/22, 9:19 AM
    Rod Honeycutt
    Republican
    Submitted 4/20/22, 10:02 AM
    Madison Cawthorn
    Republican
    Submitted 4/27/22, 2:51 PM
    Michele V. Woodhouse
    Republican
    Submitted 3/9/22, 5:09 PM
    Kristie Sluder
    Republican
    Submitted 3/23/22, 10:59 PM
    Katie Dean
    Democrat
    Bo Hess
    Democrat
    Submitted 3/19/22, 6:37 PM
    Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you believe it is constitutional for the Government and/or private businesses to mandate medical procedures and/or treatments such as vaccines? NO No NO. Employers cannot mandate an employee to put something into their body that cannot be removed as a condition of employment. No NO, NO, NO. Medical decisions, treatments, or vaccines is a personal decision. We do not need the government overreaching into our medical decisions! No No Absolutely Not. The government's responsibility is to accurately inform, equip, guide and assist the public in a timely manner in order to help them make informed decisions about their own care. Medical decisions should only be made by the patient in consultation with their medical provider. Also, we need legislation that will protect individuals from coercion, manipulation, discrimination and threats of job loss by employers who censure employees and threaten termination for choosing to opt out of unconstitutional vaccinations and/or masking. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    GOVERNMENT: NO PRIVATE BUSINESS: YES IT'S ABOUT FREEDOM AND LIBERTY. IF THE GOVERNMENT MANDATES IT THAT REMOVES THE CHOICE. IF A PRIVATE BUSINESS MANDATES THEN I CAN JUST CHOOSE TO TAKE MY MONEY ELSE WHERE. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you support the use of sobriety-free (low-barrier) shelters in any way, including the direct or indirect use of taxpayer dollars to fund these shelters in hotels and/or encampments? NO No. Accountability is required. I support the private sector's right to use use their dollars as they choose but not the use of taxpayer funds. No, I see this as an enabler. Personal accountability and sober pathway is more productive. No No Absolutely not. I support sober living residential treatment centers. Low barrier shelters or what I call "No standard" shelters are harmful to both the addict No Katie Dean
    Democrat
    NO Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you support Judge Letts' pre-trial release program? NOT SURE This is a local government issue and must be addressed at that level. Not familiar with this program. No No. No No Not enough information to form an opinion. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    NO Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you support biological males being allowed to compete with biological females in high school, collegiate, and professional sports? NO No NO. Not in amateur sports supported by tax dollars. Professional sports can do what they want to. No No. We must protect our children. No No Absolutely Not. The number one rule in sports is fairness. Wrestlers are equally matched by height and weight, football and basketball teams play in divisions. This is about fairness and integrity in competition. When athletes take steroids they are evicted from the game. When biological males compete against biological females it is essentially the same as a female competing with another player on steroids. It's an obvious unfair advantage. This isn't true sports because it flys in the face of every honorable sporting standard. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    NO Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you believe males and females should have separate bathroom/locker rooms or should they be able to choose the one they "identify" with? separate based on gender at birth Yes Separate. Male is male and female is female. separate Separate. Separate bathrooms/locker rooms They should have separate bathrooms/locker rooms based on the gender on their birth certificate. Yes. They should have separate facilities. To promote the use of shared facilities between biological men and women is to openly invite the type of sexual assault the nation witnessed in the school in Virginia last year. To create space that promotes sexual risk is an abdication of moral responsibility on the part of educators and administrators. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    YES Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you believe our public schools should teach "Critical Race Theory" or any curriculum that teaches children they are either "oppressed" or an "oppressor", depending on the color of their skin? NO No, but history should be taught. Critical race theory is not an academic endeavor. Taxpayer supported schools should not be concerned with race. Our nation’s struggle with racism should be taught in our schools through the lens of history. No. That is why I supported H324; Ensuring Dignity & Nondiscrimination/Schools to prevent the teaching CRT tenants. No. Teach Critical thinking. No No No. CRT is a Marxist paradigm that is atheistic, divisive and racist at it's core. It's an ages old attempt by the secular left to divide us using fear, hated and bitterness. It should be removed from public school settings and schools who teach it should not receive federal funding. I'll propose legislation that will allow federal dollars allocated per child follow the child to any school the parent chooses, including home schooling. Any school that does not respect a parents rights regarding the moral or sexual education of their child should lose funding allocated for that child. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    NO WHAT SCHOOL IS TEACHING THIS? Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    As you vow/vowed to defend the Constitution, is it your belief that part of your duty is to protect your constituents from government overreach, such as unconstitutional laws and/or mandates? YES Yes Yes. The Bill of Rights protect individuals from the tyranny of government. Yes Yes. Yes Yes -- it is a top priority! Yes. It is one of the main reasons I entered this race. I believe that power must be returned to the people. Government corruption at local, state and federal levels overreached reached levels never seen before. We must reduce the power of government and increase the power of average people. As a District Caption with Convention of States Action Organization. I have been working with a national movement to restrict federal overreach by helping to bring about an Article V convention that will amend the constitution and place term limits on elected and appointed officials and require fiscal stability. This organization is endorsed by national figures such as Mark Levine, Ben Shapiro, Ben Carson and Charlie Kirk, Colonel Allen West. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    YES, WE NEED COMPETENT GOVERNMENT NOT BIGGER GOVERNMENT. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Concerning the issue of abortion, do you consider yourself "Pro-Life" or "Pro-Choice"? PRO LIFE I believe that should be left up to the individual. Pro Life. Pro-life Pro-Life. From conception to last natural breath. Pro Life I am 100% Pro-Life! I was in DC for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization and for the 2022 March for Life. No other candidate in the NC11 Congressional race has done more activist work with Pro-Life organizations or to protect life. Pro Life From Conception. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    I'M PRO FREEDOM AND LIBERTY AND DON'T THINK WE SHOULD BE MODELING OUR LAWS AFTER CHINA OR RUSSIA. THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE TELLING CITIZENS WHEN THEY CAN AND CANNOT START A FAMILY. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you support the NC Harm Reduction Coalition and their distribution of crack-smoking kits, needles, condoms, and "safer sex work" pamphlets for sex workers (prostitutes)? NO I don't believe drug paraphernalia should be distributed however I am not against condoms being given out for safe sex. Less STDs and unwanted children should be a goal of our community. No. Enabling is not a solution or a legitimate use of tax dollars. No No No No I do not support the distribution of paraphernalia, aids or accessories. I support education, information and access to legitimate treatment services. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    I THINK THE QUESTION YOU WANT TO ASK IS DO YOU AGREE WITH ABOVE BEHAVIORS? THAT ANSWER IS NO, HOWEVER THEY GO ON ANYWAY. PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY FROM THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD WORK TO DISCOURAGE ALL THESE BEHAVIORS AND WORK TO REDUCE HARM WHEN THEY DO OCCUR. THE GENERAL PERSON UNDERSTANDS THESE PROGRAMS PREVENT DISEASE, OVERDOSE, HIV/STI, ASSAULTS, AND RAPES. THIS PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY IS NOT NEW, AND IT IS BACKED BY A LOT OF DATA. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you support the jail expansion in Haywood County? YES This is a local government issue which should be decided by Haywood County residents. Yes. This is a local decision Yes Local issue for the local government officials to decide. Federal government should not be making that decision. Yes Not enough information to form an opinion. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    ARE WE ADDING MORE MENTAL HEALTH BEDS IN HAYWOOD COUNTY? ARE WE ADDING MORE SUBSTANCE USE BEDS FOR UNINSURED FOLKS IN HAYWOOD COUNTY? ARE WE ADDING SUMMER MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH IN HAYWOOD COUNTY? Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you support the syringe (needle exchange) giveaway program? NO No No. No No No No No. They create secondary health hazards in the community and reduce personal responsibility of those active in addiction. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    AGAIN, THIS IS TO PREVENT HIV/AIDS/HEPC, THIS PROTECTS EVERYONE. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    What is your plan to stop the homeless/criminals/addicts from converging on private and public property (loitering, setting up tents or campsites) and leaving trash, needles, condoms, and human waste behind? Managed Camps As a Federal Candidate my goal is to strengthen the middle class and bring the working poor up. Close the benefit gap so that people can get the healthcare they need including addiction help. I want to bring workforce housing to WNC by creating a voucher system through employers that would allow people to live near where they work. As far as trash, needles, condoms, and human waster on private property this is a local issue and trespassing laws must be upheld by the local law enforcement agencies and the DA must prosecute these cases. Arrest them and charge them and follow through with prosecution. Enforce the law Prosecute and hold everyone accountable. Outlaw it through zoning laws and local ordinances and enforce it with the authority of local law enforcement. This plan must be led by the local communities and county commissioners. I believe we begin by separating the homeless from the criminals and addicts. There are programs in place to serve our homeless families, mentally ill and veterans. Criminals must be arrested by law enforcement and prosecuted for their crimes. Addicts are committing a crime and they too must be arrested. Currently WNC has only 9 beds for our mentally ill minors, and we must address this concern. The Sheriff must enforce vagrancy laws. The church and state funded mental health services along with adult protective services must step up and provide compassionate treatment alternatives for those who want to leave street life. Economic development must be prioritized to provide living-wage jobs and the cost of housing must be stabilized. Expectation of personal responsibility with compassionate support must be our approach to addressing addiction and homelessness. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    ENFORCE LAWS PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH RESOURCES INCREASE NUMBER OF OFFICERS ON THE STREET EMBED SOCIAL WORKER AT THE LIBRARY COUNTY WORK PROGRAM INCREASE NUMBER OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE BEDS SUMMER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM SAFETY INFRASTRUCTURE Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you support school choice and the idea that tax dollars should follow the student? YES Yes I need to be educated about this proposed program. Yes. That is why I have continued to increase state funding for school choice. Yes. Parent's choice. yes Yes and I 100% support the dollars following the students. YES! Katie Dean
    Democrat
    YES Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you support the legalization of marijuana or any other drugs? YES I support the legalization of medical marijuana to be regulated by the FDA, state, and doctors for those who need it. No. No No no No I do not support recreational marijuana at all. I do support the legitimate use of cannabis for cancer patients and those suffering from Parkinson's disease. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    CANNABIS: YES, IT'S ABOUT INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY AND FREEDOM, AND MAKING SURE LAW ENFORCEMENT IS FOCUSED ON SAFETY IN OUR STREETS. NO LEGALIZATION OF OTHER DRUGS Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Do you support Photo Voter ID in North Carolina? YES Yes, we must make sure ID is defined and everyone has the ability to obtain those forms of ID. Yes. Yes. That is why I have continued to pass legislation supporting Voter ID and pushed for the legislature to defend the people's choice in the court battles. Yes yes YES!! And I support ending same day voter registration. YES! Absolutely. A referendum was overwhelmingly approved by the people in NC. However, Activist judges on the NC Supreme Court have usurped the people's voice on this matter and overturned their voice. We must elect judges who will honor the will of the people. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    WHEN I SEE THE REPUBLICANS GOING AFTER MARK MEADOWS THE WAY IT GOES AFTER PEOPLE WHO MADE A HONEST MISTAKE THEN SURE. UNTIL THEN, NO THE ONLY FRAUD TENDS TO BE ACCIDENTAL, UNLESS IT'S NC REPUBLICANS. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian
    Are you or any of your family members currently serving on other boards or non-profit organizations in Haywood County? If yes, please explain and list them. NO No No. No No no No No. Katie Dean
    Democrat
    NO Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
    Democrat
    Marco Gutierrez
    Democrat
    Bynum M. Lunsford
    Democrat
    Jay Carey
    Democrat
    David Adam Coatney
    Libertarian

    US Senate

    Republicans:
    Marjorie K. Eastman
    David Flaherty
    Benjamin E. Griffiths
    Kenneth Harper, Jr.
    Pat McCrory
    Charles Kenneth Moss
    Lichia Sibhatu
    Debora Tshiovo
    Mark Walker
    Jen Banwart
    Ms. Lee A. Brian
    Leonard L. Bryant
    Ted Budd
    Drew Bulecza

    Democrats:
    James L. Carr, Jr.
    Robert Colon
    Alyssia Rose-Katherine Hammond
    Constance (Lov) Johnson
    Tobias LaGrone
    B. K. Maginnis
    Rett Newton
    Marcus W. Williams
    Greg Antoine
    Cheri Beasley
    Chrelle Booker

    NC Supreme Court Associate Justice - Seat 5

    Republicans:
    Victoria E. Prince
    April C. Wood
    Trey Allen

    NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 9

    Republicans:
    Beth Freshwater Smith
    Donna Stroud

    NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 11

    Republicans:
    Michael J. Stading
    Charlton L. Allen

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