The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Releases Slate of Endorsed Candidates
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The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Releases Slate of Endorsed Candidates RALEIGH, N.C., April 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NCAE releases today a complete slate of candidates for Governor, Council of State, US Congress, NC Court of Appeals, and the North Carolina General Assembly. "This is a watershed year for North Carolina and the nation," said NCAE Vice President Sheri Strickland. "The message of 'change' in politics has resonated with citizens around the country. And we believe they are also looking for leaders who will assure great schools and an improved quality of life. NCAE, and its local affiliates across the state, have identified those individuals who offer the best hope to lead us toward a strong, vibrant economy driven by a strong system of public education." Strickland, a special education teacher from Pitt County on leave to serve as vice president of the state's largest education organization, said NCAE has done its homework, interviewing candidates, looking at their records, and selecting those candidates who support educators, public schools and children. NCAE is the state's largest education association, representing nearly 65,000 active, retired and student members. Below are the candidates NCAE recommends for the May 6 primary: For Governor: Bev Perdue For US Senate: Kay Hagan For US House of Representatives: Roy Carter, 5th District Daniel Johnson, 10th District Brad Miller, 13th District For State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Eddie Davis For State Treasurer: David Young For Commissioner of Insurance: Wayne Goodwin For Court of Appeals: Kristin Ruth James Wynn North Carolina Senate District 3 (Edgecombe, Martin, Pitt): Clark Jenkins (D) District 5 (Greene, Pitt, Wayne): Kathy A. Taft (D) Ed Wilson (D) District 12 (Wayne, Johnston): Kay Carroll (D) District 13 (Hoke, Robeson): David F. Weinstein (D) District 14 (Wake): Vernon Malone (D) District 16 (Wake): Jack Nichols (D) District 20 (Durham): Floyd B. McKissick, Jr. (D) District 21 (Cumberland): Larry Shaw (D) District 23 (Orange, Person): Ellie Kinnaird (D) District 25 (Anson, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly): Bill Purcell (D) District 28 (Guilford): Katie G. Dorsett (D) District 36 (Cabarrus, Iredell): Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. (R) District 46 (Cleveland, Rutherford): Keith H. Melton (D) North Carolina House District 5 (Bertie, Gates, Hertford, Perquimans): Annie Ward Mobley (D) District 7 (Halifax and Nash): Angela R. Bryant (D) District 8 (Pitt, Martin): Edith D. Warren (D) District 15 (Onslow): Robert Grady (R) District 40 (Wake): Sam Hart Brewer (D) District 43 (Cumberland): Mary E. McAllister (D) District 61 (Guilford): Laura I. Wiley (R) District 67 (Montgomery, Stanly, Union): Kenny Furr (R) District 68 (Union): Sidney M. Sandy (R) District 94 (Wilkes): Larry Pendry (D) Shirley Blackburn Randleman (R) District 95 (Iredell): Karen Ray (R) District 99 (Mecklenburg): Nick Mackey (D) District 100 (Mecklenburg): Tricia Cotham (D) District 103 (Mecklenburg): Larry Hale (R) District 107 (Mecklenburg): Mary Nixon Richardson (D) District 110 (Cleveland, Gaston): Davy Lowman (D) SOURCE North Carolina Association of Educators Cecil Banks, +1-800-662-7924 ext 255, or Karen Archia, +1-800-662-7924, ext 214, both of the North Carolina Association of Educators
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