Voter guide

Mecklenburg County Commissioners

Mecklenburg commissioners chair aims to tackle jobs, health care if re-elected
Cotham focuses problem-solving in re-election bid
Millennial, minister challenge longtime incumbent Leake for District 2 seat
At-large Mecklenburg commissioner Democrats face primary challenger
District 6 candidates spar over how to serve constituents
Newcomer Faulkner wants to bring ‘cradle-to-opportunity pipeline’ to county youth
Scarborough seeks to bring better jobs, eliminate homelessness

Mecklenburg District Court judge

District judge’s retirement leads to four-candidate Mecklenburg race
2 Mecklenburg attorneys hope to topple District Court Judge Christy Mann

Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds

2 Democrats want Meck’s register of deeds office

N.C. Governor

McCrory running on his record as NC governor, big and small
NC gubernatorial candidate Robert Brawley is a GOP maverick
Randleman’s Charles Moss a determined GOP candidate for NC governor
Roy Cooper on his run for governor: NC has gone ‘off the tracks’
Spaulding banks on winning NC governor’s race with little money

N.C. Lieutenant Governor

Ronald Newton knows he’s an ‘insurgent’ in NC lieutenant governor’s race
Holly Jones supports local control in run for NC lieutenant governor
Linda Coleman touts middle class, women’s health, teachers in second run for lieutenant governor
Jobs solve ills, Robert Wilson says in run for NC lieutenant governor

N.C. General Assembly

In District 40, former council member Majeed challenges incumbent Waddell
N.C. Senate District 38: Candidates want more opportunity for district’s residents
NC House District 92: I-77 toll lanes among top issues in GOP primary
Autry, Maddalon fight to replace Tricia Cotham in N.C. House
House District 101: Challenger tries to unseat veteran Earle
House District 103: Democratic rivals see common foe in primary
NC House District 105: Stone, Morgan duel in GOP primary
NC House District 107: Alexander faces retired Army physician in primary

N.C. Attorney General

Marcus Williams wants ‘bully pulpit’ to blast GOP policies
Josh Stein says AG has ‘unique ability to help people’
Buck Newton touts insider’s knowledge of state legal issues
Jim O’Neill brings prosecutor’s experience

N.C. Secretary of State

NC Secretary of State: Contenders run on making it easier for business

N.C. Insurance Commissioner

NC insurance commissioner race: 3 Republicans vie to unseat Democrat Goodwin

N.C. Labor Commissioner

N.C. Labor Commissioner: Former Raleigh mayor, Greensboro minister vie to replace Cherie Berry

Superintendent of Public Instruction

3 Republicans, 2 Democrats run for NC schools chief

N.C. State Treasurer

Democrats running for NC treasurer differ on changes to state pension fund

N.C. Agriculture commissioner

Gun-rights activist challenges incumbent for NC agriculture commissioner

U.S. Congress

Burr’s Washington profile on rise as chairman of Senate panel that focuses on terrorism
Holmquist pledges to be senator who will stand tougher than Burr
In second run for Senate, Brannon hopes to tap into anger at Washington establishment
Republican Paul Wright, longtime judge, running for U.S. Senate
Former NC Rep. Deborah Ross runs for Senate on ‘economic security’
Senate candidate Ernest Reeves calls for FDR-style public works program
Chris Rey wants to bring mayoral, military background to Senate
Senate candidate Kevin Griffin is new to politics; he sees that as an asset

U.S. President

Cruz says he’s the only consistent conservative
Rubio sells himself as the most electable
Trump rises from reality star to front runner
Kasich pushes pragmatism in year when outsiders rule
Clinton entered as front-runner but now faces a tough contest against Sanders
Sanders rises from obscure independent into a movement presidential candidate


Dan Bishop looks forward to race against Dan McCready