Filing Period Opens For Judicial Seats

Jones / Rawls

The filing period opened at Noon today (Monday) for two judicial seats up for election this November in Johnston County.

The seats currently held by District Court Judges Joy Jones and Addie Rawls are up for election. Both are four year terms.

The filing period will remain open until Noon on Friday, June 29th at the State Board of Elections Office in Raleigh.

The filing fee is $1,167 which is equal to 1 percent of the annual salary of the office sought.

Eligible candidates must be at least 21 years old, licensed to practice law in North Carolina, and a registered voter in North Carolina and in the district the seat is being sought.

On February 9, 2018 the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit stayed enforcement of the district court’s partial stay of a 2017 law, which eliminated judicial primaries in 2018.  Under the order, candidates for Supreme Court justice and Court of Appeals judge, as well as candidates for superior court judge and district court judge, will file in June and run in the general election on Nov. 6th without a primary.