Races for lieutenant governor, legal professional common and insurance coverage commissioner are amongst a slate of prime statewide contests.
All 10 places of work that comprise the group of prime elected officers often called the Council of State will likely be determined within the common election.
Whichever candidate wins the lieutenant governor’s race would be the first African American to carry that place. Republican Mark Robinson of Greensboro, who earned discover following a viral video of a gun rights speech he gave, faces Democrat Yvonne Holley, a state legislator.
Within the legal professional common’s race, Democratic incumbent Josh Stein faces Republican Jim O’Neill, the district legal professional for Forsyth County.
The race for state insurance coverage commissioner is a rematch of the 2016 contest. Republican incumbent Mike Causey faces Wayne Goodwin, the Democrat he unseated 4 years in the past who at the moment leads the state Democratic Occasion.
Three of the seven seats on North Carolina’s highest court docket are being contested. Republicans are hoping to erode Democrats’ six-seat majority on the court docket.
The steadiness of energy on the court docket might assist decide the end result of looming battles over Republican voter identification initiatives, how capital punishment is utilized and a taxpayer-funded scholarship program for Ok-12 kids to attend personal faculties.