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PBA makes endorsements for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association recently held a series of candidate interviews for those candidates seeking election to the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. During the screening process, the following candidates demonstrated why their experience and values make them uniquely qualified to represent the voters of North Carolina. They also demonstrated that they are committed to the rule of law and making fair and impartial decisions from the bench.

 
Robert Edmunds, Jr.
Supreme Court Justice
 
Margaret Eagles
NC Court of Appeals
 
Linda Stephens
NC Court of Appeals
 
Richard Dietz
NC Court of Appeals
 
Valerie Zachary
NC Court of Appeals
 
Bob Hunter
NC Court of Appeals
 
Upon notification of his endorsement from the North Carolina PBA, Justice Bob Edmunds, Jr. said: “I have long respected the professionalism of the Police Benevolent Association and am pleased and excited to have its’ endorsement. The PBA membership covers the political spectrum, indicating that those who are endorsed are not partisans, but are instead professional and independent. I proudly tell everyone who will listen that I am endorsed by the PBA in my campaign for re-election to the Supreme Court of North Carolina.”
 
When asked about her endorsement from the North Carolina PBA, Judge Margaret Eagles said: “In my capacity as a sitting judge in Wake County I have great respect for law enforcement and the very difficult job they have on a daily basis. I especially appreciate the endorsement from the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association that recognizes the dedication, steadfastness and commitment I try to bring to my court every day.”
 
After being notified of her endorsement from the North Carolina PBA, Judge Linda Stephens said: “I have the deepest respect for the PBA and its members. I am humbled and grateful to receive the endorsement of an organization that cares about justice, and supports its members and their service to the citizens of our State.”
 
When asked about his endorsement from the North Carolina PBA, Judge Richard Deitz said: “It is an honor to be endorsed by the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association.  I understand and respect the critical role of law enforcement officers in keeping North Carolina safe and prosperous.  I’m proud to be supported by this fine organization dedicated to the officers who protect and serve our communities. The PBA’s endorsement is particularly meaningful because members of law enforcement are so familiar with our courts and our judges.  This endorsement is a signal that I have the confidence of the men and women who serve our justice system every day, and who know the qualities of good judges.”
 
After being notified of her endorsement from the North Carolina PBA, Judge Valerie Zachary said: “I am honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of the Police Benevolent Association in my race to retain my seat as judge on North Carolina Court of Appeals. From 26 years of legal practice in Yadkin County, I am well aware of the risks our law enforcement officers face every day. With many friends and neighbors who are law enforcement professionals, I also realize what the families and friends of officers live with each time the officer heads to work. I am committed to the just and fair treatment of law enforcement officers, and as a judge, will continue to serve all in our State in a fair, just and impartial manner.”
 
Upon notification of his endorsement from the North Carolina PBA, Judge Bob Hunter said: “I am very honored by the PBA endorsement. I read cases involving the bravery of law enforcement officers who are called on to perform extraordinary service. I know voters will pay attention to the support of the PBA in my campaign.”
 
President of the North Carolina Division Randy Byrd said: The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is proud to endorse these candidates in their election bid for the Supreme Court and NC Court of Appeals.  They have the experience, judicial temperament, and integrity that is so vital for those serving on the bench. These Judges know what just cause means to officers and the importance of fair and impartial adherence to the rule of law. A vote for these judges is a vote for the men and women of law enforcement and the citizens they serve."

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North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Endorsements for General Election

November 5, 2018

A vote for these candidates is a vote for the men and women of law enforcement and the citizens they serve!

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