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Filing closes for judicial races: All seats unopposed

The candidate filing period for judicial races ended at noon Friday, leaving all five races uncontested and with incumbent candidates.

The races are for four seats as District Court judge and one seat as Superior Court judge.

District Court seats up for re-election this year are those of Charlie Brown, Beth Dixon, Kevin Eddinger and James Randolph.

Each has filed for re-election.

Brown, a unaffiliated candidate, serves as the chief judge for the 19C Judicial District.

He joined the court in 1998 and was made chief judge in 2001. He ran unopposed in 2010 and 2014.

Before joining District Court, Brown was an assistant district attorney and an attorney supervisor for the Rowan County Department of Social Services.

Dixon, a Republican, was appointed to the court by then-Gov. Mike Easley in 2002. She ran unopposed in 2014 after defeating challenger Douglas Smith in 2010.

Dixon previously was an assistant district attorney in Rowan County. She also worked in private practice and as an attorney advocate for the county’s guardian ad litem program.

Eddinger, an unaffiliated candidate, joined the court in 2002 after a 22-year career in private practice. He was unopposed in 2014 after defeating challenger June Showfety in the general election.

The newest member of those campaigning this year is Republican candidate Randolph, who was elected in 2014. That year, he faced Douglas Smith and Ted Blanton in the primary, going on to defeat Blanton in the general election.

Randolph previously had been in private practice since 1990.

Running for her second term as a Superior Court judge is Anna Mills Wagoner. Wagoner defeated R. Marshall Bickett and David Y. Bingham in the 2010  general election.

Wagoner, a Republican, was elected to the 6th Division of Superior Court after being an attorney in private practice, a District Court judge, and U.S. attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina.

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