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2018 Democratic Candidates

Our 2018 slate of Democratic candidates for office is a diverse group that includes political newcomers with bold, fresh ideas, and seasoned political veterans with proven leadership.

Thanks to the tireless work of our Pipeline Committee, we’re fielding candidates for all but two of the seats on the Craven County Board of Commissioners, multiple candidates for Craven County Sheriff and all three of Craven County’s seats in the state legislature (two in the NC House and one in the NC Senate), and incumbent Democrats running for reelection as Craven County Clerk of Superior Court and District Attorney.

“I’m incredibly excited about our slate of candidates,” remarked CCDP acting chair Richard Friend. “With this diverse and energetic group of leaders, and the whole of the Craven County Democratic Party behind our eventual nominees, we’re ready for a blue wave to sweep Craven County this November. I can’t wait for the voters to get to know these candidates.”

As a reminder, the Craven County Democratic Party does not endorse candidates in contested Democratic primaries.

One-stop early voting for the 2018 North Carolina primary begins on Thursday, April 19, 2018, with Election Day on Tuesday, May 8.

Democratic Candidates on the 2018 Primary Ballot

North Carolina Senate – District 2

Ginger Garner
Dorothea White
Meet the Candidates: NC Senate District 2

North Carolina House of Representatives – District 3

Charles Dudley
Barbara Lee
Meet the Candidates: NC House District 3

North Carolina House of Representatives – District 79

Bryson Jones
Jerry Langley
Meet the Candidates: NC House District 79

Craven County Board of Commissioners

Jeff O’Neill – District 1

Jason Jones – District 2

Johnnie Sampson – District 3

Rufus Carter – District 5
Theron McCabe – District 5
Meet the Candidates: Board of Commissioners, District 5

Kelli Muse – District 7

Craven County Clerk of Superior Court

Terri Sharp

Craven County Sheriff

John Gillyard
Jerry Monette
Eric Smith

District Attorney – District 4

Scott Thomas