[media-credit name="Linda Coleman" align="alignleft" width="150"][/media-credit]Linda Coleman
Political Party: Democrat
Education: Bachelor’s degree from N.C. A&T State University; master’s degree from University of Pittsburgh.
Work experience: High school teacher, 1972-75; personnel analyst, State Personnel Office, 1977-84; personnel director, N.C. Community College System, 1984-93; human resources director, N.C. Department of Administration, 1993-2001; human resources director, N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, 2001-04; state personnel director, 2009-present.
Political experience: Wake County commissioner, 1998-2002; N.C. House member, 2005-2009.
Campaign website: http://www.lindacoleman.org/
[media-credit name="Dan Forest " align="alignleft" width="150"][/media-credit]Dan Forest
Political Party: Republican
Education: Bachelor’s degrees from UNC-Charlotte, 1993.
Work experience: Former senior partner of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting; founder of Triangle Leadership Forum.
Political experience: None
Campaign website: http://www.danforest.com/