Commissioner of Insurance

[media-credit name=”Mike Causey” align=”alignleft” width=”168″][/media-credit]Mike Causey
Political Party: Republican
Campaign website: http://www.gocausey.com/
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[media-credit name=”Wayne Goodwin” align=”alignleft” width=”181″][/media-credit]Wayne Goodwin
Political Party: Democrat
Campaign website: http://www.waynegoodwin.org/

 

NC State House District 38 — Shane Murphy (U)

[media-credit name=”Shane Murphy” align=”alignleft” width=”120″][/media-credit]Shane Murphy ― NC State House District 38
Political Party: Unaffiliated
Campaign website: https://www.facebook.com/Murphy4NCHouse

Lieutenant Governor

[media-credit name=”Linda Coleman” align=”alignleft” width=”150″][/media-credit]Linda Coleman
Political Party: Democrat
Age: 62
Hometown: Knightdale
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
Age: 44
Hometown: Raleigh
Education: Bachelor’s degrees from UNC-Charlotte, 1993. Work experience: Former senior partner of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting; founder of Triangle Leadership Forum.

Treasurer

[media-credit name=”Janet Cowell” align=”alignleft” width=”150″][/media-credit]Janet Cowell
Party: Democrat
Occupation: Business Consultant, Public Service
Live in: Raleigh
Incumbent: Yes
Age: 44
Website: cowellfortreasurer.com

[media-credit name=”Steven Royal” align=”alignleft” width=”150″][/media-credit]Steven Royal
Party: Republican
Occupation: Accountant
Live in: Elkin
Incumbent: No
Age: 61
Website: royalfortreasurer.com

Commissioner of Agriculture

[media-credit name=”Walter Smith” align=”alignleft” width=”150″][/media-credit]Walter Smith
Party: Democrat
Occupation: Farmer
Live in: Yadkinville
Incumbent: No
Age: 58
Website: votewaltersmith.com

[media-credit name=”Steve Troxler ” align=”alignleft” width=”150″][/media-credit]Steve Troxler
Party: Republican
Occupation: Farmer
Live in: Browns Summit
Incumbent: Yes
Age: 60
Website: stevetroxler.com

Governor

[media-credit name=”Walter Dalton” align=”alignleft” width=”150″][/media-credit]Walter Dalton
Party: Democrat
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Live in: Rutherfordton
Incumbent: No
Age: 63
Website: daltonfornc.com

[media-credit name=”Barbara Howe” align=”alignleft” width=”150″][/media-credit]Barbara Howe
Party: Libertarian
Occupation: Public Service
Live in: Oxford
Incumbent: No
Age: 59
Website: barbarahowe.net

[media-credit name=”Pat McCrory” align=”alignleft” width=”122″][/media-credit]Pat McCrory
Party: Republican
Occupation: Sales Consultant
Live in: Charlotte
Incumbent: No
Age: 55
Website: patmccrory.com



Auditor

[media-credit name=”Debra Goldman” align=”alignleft” width=”106″][/media-credit]
Debra Goldman
Party: Republican
Occupation: Businesswoman
Live in: Cary
Incumbent: No
Age: 49
Website: debragoldmannc.com

[media-credit name=”Beth Wood” align=”alignleft” width=”150″][/media-credit]Beth Wood
Party: Democrat
Occupation: Accountant
Live in: Raleigh
Incumbent: Yes
Age: 58
Website: bethwoodcampaign.com

District Court Judge 10 (Worley Seat) — Charles Gilliam

[media-credit name=”Charles Gilliam” align=”alignleft” width=”150″][/media-credit]Charles Gilliam ― District Court Judge 10
Campaign website: http://charlespgilliam.com/

*Declined an interview with the Record.

Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor — Bill Cole

[media-credit name=”Bill Cole” align=”alignright” width=”150″][/media-credit]William “Bill” Cole ― Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor
Age: 52
Occupation: Software solution architect
Campaign website: None

Very few people know what the Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor does. How would you explain to voters what you do? The Soil and Water District is an organization that is non-regulatory. We’ve been chartered by the state to, if you will, help direct federal and state grant money towards agriculture and conservation projects. A lot of what the board of supervisors does is to review projects, approve them, sign off on them.