Five candidates filed so far....
...as of Friday, August 27, 2010. Governor Perdue appointed Cressie Thigpen to the seat! Thigpen has announced that he will file for the seat, but he hasn't done so yet. So if Judge Thigpen files for the seat, it'll be a 6-way "ClusterF@#k"!
COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE (WYNN) (WYNN SEAT)
CASTEEN, JOHN WESLEY JR (U-W)
J. Wesley Casteen
DILLON, ROBERT CHRISTOPHER (R-W)
HAMMER, STANLEY F (D-W)
KLASS, MARK E (D-W)
Mark E. Klass
MCCULLOUGH, JOHN DOUGLAS (R-W)
Let's look at some stats:
D - 2
R - 2
U - 1
If Judge Thigpen runs, there will be 3 Dems.
Men - 5
Women - 0
% of women in NC in 2009 - 51%,
% of women in the Court of Appeals race - 0%
With Thigpen, there will still be 0% women running.
White - 5
Black - 0
% of whites - 100%
% of blacks - 0%
% of blacks if Thigpen runs - 16.67%. But blacks make up 21.6% of the population