Who is in the running in the Charlotte region?

02/28/2014 8:40 PM

02/28/2014 8:41 PM

U.S. Senate

A crowd is in the hunt for Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s seat in one of the highest-profile races in the country. Many believe it will come down to a faceoff between Hagan and state House Speaker Thom Tillis.


Kay Hagan

Ernest Reeves

Will Stewart


Ted Alexander

Greg Brannon

Alex Bradshaw

Mark Harris

Heather Grant

Jim Snyder

Edward Kryn

Thom Tillis


Tim D’Annunzio

Sean Haugh


The first open seat in 22 years has attracted a packed field in the 12th District, where all but two candidates are running in a special election in addition to the regular vote. Freshmen Rep. Robert Pittenger got a last-minute primary opponent Friday.

8th District

Antonio Blue D

Richard Hudson R (i)

9th District

Robert Pittenger R (i)

Mike Steinberg R

10th District

Tate MacQueen D

Patrick McHenry R (i)

12th District

Alma Adams D

George Battle III D

Marcus Brandon D

Malcolm Graham D

James Mitchell D

Curtis Osborne D

Rajive Patel D

Vince Coakley R

Leon Threatt R

General Assembly

Candidates are scrambling for the seats of two lawmakers who are running for higher office. One in north Mecklenburg is for the House seat held by GOP Senate candidate Thom Tillis. The other, in northeast Charlotte, is being vacated by Democrat Malcolm Graham who’s leaving to run for Congress.

House District 88

Margie Storch D

Rob Bryan R (i)

House District 92

Robin Bradford D

Charles Jeter R (i)

House District 98

Natasha Marcus, D

John Bradford III R

Sharon Hudson, R

Lynette Rinker R

House District 99

Rodney Moore D (i)

House District 100

Tricia Cotham D (i)

House District 101

Beverly Earle D (i)

House District 102

Becky Carney D (i)

House District 103

Bill Brawley R (i)

House District 104

Eric Cable L

Dan Bishop R

House District 105

Jacqueline Schaffer R (i)

House District 106

Carla Cunningham D (i)

Trey Lowe R

House District 107

Kelly Alexander D (i)

Senate District 37

Dan Clodfelter D (i)

Senate District 38

Joel Ford D (i)

Richard Rivette R

Senate District 39

Matt Arnold R

Bob Rucho R (i)

Senate District 40

Nasif Majeed D

Morris McAdoo D

Matt Newton D

Ty Turner D

Joyce Waddell D

Senate District 41

Latrice McRae D

Jeff Tarte R (i)

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners

Democrats will have an at-large primary, but three district incumbents are unopposed.

At large

Pat Cotham D (i)

Trevor Fuller D (i)

Elaine Powell D

Kim Ratliff D (i)

Ella Scarborough D

Scott Carlisle R

Emily Zuyus R

District 1

Leonard Richardson D

Jim Puckett R

District 2

Dondhi Burrell D

Vilma Leake D (i)

District 3

George Dunlap D (i)

District 4

Dumont Clarke D (i)

District 5

Art Cardenas D

Matthew Ridenhour R (i)

District 6

Bill James R (i)


District Judge Lisa Bell will move to Superior Court without opposition. None of these district judges have challengers: Donald Cureton Jr., Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, Paige McThenia, Regan Miller, Matt Osman, Sean Smith and Becky Thorne Tin. Two district judges have opponents.

Superior Court 26 B

Lisa Bell

Superior Court 26 C

Bob Bell

Justin William Moore

District Court (Viser seat)

Alicia Brooks

Casey Viser (i)

District Court (Nixon seat

Theo Nixon

Yolanda Trotman

District Attorney

After four years in office, Republican Andrew Murray essentially won re-election when no one filed to challenge him for a second term.


The retirement of Sheriff Chipp Bailey leaves the job open for the first time in six years. Bailey was appointed in 2008 and won election in 2010.

Irwin Carmichael D

Antoine Ensley D

Chris Hailey R

Louis Rango Jr., R

Clerk of Superior Court

Elisa Chinn Gary, D

Martha Efird, R

Paulina Havelka, R

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