The public can learn about the candidates vying for district court judgeships in Mecklenburg County at an upcoming candidates forum in uptown.
The event is set for noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium in the UNC Charlotte Center City building at 320 E. Ninth Street. Attendees will need to arrange their own parking; there are several lots near the facility.
As of Thursday morning, nine candidates have confirmed for the forum, which is being co-sponsored by the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, the League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Womens Summit and United Family Services.
There are six contested district court judge seats on the ballot in November for District 26, which covers Mecklenbrug County. Six additional incumbents are running unopposed.
Candidates expected to appear at Tuesdays forum include:
• Tracy Hewett and Judge Charlotte Brown-Williams, who are competing for the seat Brown-Williams holds.
• Judge Donnie Hoover and Alyson Traw, who are vying for the seat Hoover holds.
• Judge Jena Culler and Grant Smithson, who are facing off for Cullers seat.
• Jeff Thompson, who is facing off against incumbent Judge Ty Hands.
• Roy Wiggins, who is vying against Gary Henderson for the seat held by retiring Mecklenburg District Judge Tom Moore.
• David Strickland, who is competing against Kary Church Watson for the seat held by Judge John Totten. Totten lost his re-election bid in the spring primary.