Charlotte Observer editorial board’s 2016 endorsements

The Charlotte Observer editorial board is endorsing in every race on the Mecklenburg County ballot. Here are our recommendations. Click on the link for the full editorial.

President: Hillary Clinton

U.S. Senate: Deborah Ross

U.S. House 9th and 12th Districts: Christian Cano and Alma Adams

Governor: Roy Cooper

Lieutenant Governor: Linda Coleman

Attorney General: Josh Stein

State Auditor: Beth Wood

Commissioner of Agriculture: Steve Troxler

Commissioner of Insurance: Wayne Goodwin

Commissioner of Labor: Charles Meeker

Secretary of State: Elaine Marshall

State Treasurer: Dale Folwell

Superintendent of Public Instruction: June Atkinson

Supreme Court and Court of Appeals: Bob Edmunds and five Court of Appeals candidates

State Senate: Jeff Jackson, Joel Ford, Lloyd Scher, Joyce Waddell, Jeff Tarte

State House: Our picks in 7 contested seats

Mecklenburg County commissioner at-large and District 5: Pat Cotham, Trevor Fuller, Jeremy Brasch and Matthew Ridenhour

Soil and Water Supervisor: Brad Johnson

Bonds: Yes

Mecklenburg District Court: Christy Mann, David Strickland and Tracy Hewett