SMITHFIELD – Attorney Charlene B. Nelson has announced her candidacy for election as District Court Judge in Johnston, Harnett, and Lee Counties. She is running for an open seat that became vacant upon the retirement of District Court Judge Addie Harris Rawls.
Attorney Nelson is a former football, soccer, ice hockey, and track & field mom who resides in Johnston County. She raised two children in Clayton, and they attended Johnston County Public Schools.
On her qualifications, Nelson said, “I am admitted to practice in the Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courts. I have been vetted by the State of North Carolina and deemed qualified to handle Capital Murder cases, and I have tried many civil and criminal cases in District and Superior Courts. Our District Court Judges rotate between the various Civil and Criminal District Courts. As the only conservative candidate in Johnston County to regularly practice in 9 of the 11 District Courts. I am uniquely qualified for the position of District Court Judge. My law practice has afforded me over a decade of experience rotating between our District Courts. I would be honored to serve Judicial District 11 as their next District Court Judge,” Nelson said.
When asked about her reasons for running Nelson stated, “I am dedicated to being a fair judge that Judicial District 11 can be proud to call their own. I bring conservative values, with a commitment of service to our community. Our District is made up of awesome people that love their country, state, and communities. They deserve to be represented by someone that loves this area and is determined to keep it a safe and wonderful place for all to live. The rights of the people are at stake. There are those that are making it their mission to trample on the Constitution and take away rights and protections that all citizens are entitled to enjoy. When it comes to those people. I am asking our citizens to help me put them in a Full Nelson. Vote Charlene B. Nelson for District Court Judge.”
Nelson is the founding attorney at the Nelson Law Office in Smithfield.