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Other NC General Assembly primary elections

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Some key North Carolina General Assembly races in the May 6 primary. Unless otherwise noted, the primary winner faces no rival from the opposing party in November:

HOUSE:

- Three Republicans and three Democrats are running in separate primaries in the 2nd District, where Rep. Winkie Wilkins, D-Person, is retiring after five terms. Wilkins endorsed Ray Jeffers, a Person County commissioner and president of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

- Rep. Annie Mobley, D-Hertford, is facing a 5th District challenge from Howard Hunter III, a funeral home director and Hertford County commissioner whose father served in the House until his death in 2007. At the time, local Democratic leaders chose Mobley over the younger Hunter to succeed Howard Hunter Jr. The winner faces Republican Sidney Pierce.

- First-term Rep. Brian Brown, R-Pitt, is the subject of a State Board of Elections complaint filed by a local resident about Brown's campaign finance reports. Brown's challenger, Ashley Bleau, has had to explain a criminal record dating back to the late 1990s. Uriah Ward is the Democratic challenger.

- Four Democrats are running to succeed Rep. Joe Tolson, D-Edgecombe, who isn't seeking re-election after nine terms.

- Local pastor Franklin Williams Jr. is trying to unseat Rep. Michael Wray, D-Northampton, the deputy minority leader.

- Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson is seeking a 7th term against challenger Mark Bibbs, whose law office is in Wilson.

- Four Democrats are running to succeed Rep. Alma Adams, D-Guilford, who is running for the 12th Congressional District seat vacated in January by U.S. Rep. Mel Watt. Another 12th District candidate, Rep. Marcus Brandon, D-Guilford, has three people wanting to succeed him, including his former legislative assistant and ex-state House member Earl Jones, whom Brandon defeated in 2010 and 2012.

- Dwight Shook has received the endorsement of outgoing 73rd District Rep. Mark Hollo, R-Alexander, to succeed him. Lee Zachary of Yadkin County is also in the GOP primary.

- New Rep. Dwight Younts, R-Davidson, is getting challenged by Davidson County Commissioner Sam Watford. Younts was appointed to the legislature last July to fill the term of Rep. Jerry Dockham, who had joined the state Utilities Commission. Local Republican leaders voted 3-2 in favor of Younts, who was one of the leaders and voted for himself, edging Watford. Younts and others prevented another local GOP leader to vote by phone.

- Four Republicans are running to succeed Rep. Andy Wells, R-Catawba, who is heading for the state Senate in 2015. Cliff Moone is the Democratic candidate.

- Current Cornelius Town Commissioner John Bradford, former Cornelius Mayor Lynette Rinker and north Mecklenburg conservative activist Sharon Hudson are running in the Republican primary for the 98th House District seat held by Speaker Thom Tillis, who is running for the U.S. Senate. The winner faces Democrat Natasha Marcus.

- Rep. Chuck McGrady of Henderson County, considered one of the more moderate House Republicans, is being challenged by retired state employee Ronnie Edwards in District 117. A Libertarian is running in the fall.

SENATE:

- In the 1st District, which covers eight coastal counties and the Outer Banks, former Sen. Stan White, D-Dare, is seeking the nomination against former Dare County Democratic chairwoman Judy Krahenbuhl. White lost his seat in 2012 to Republican Bill Cook by 21 votes. Cook is seeking re-election.

- Sen. Clark Jenkins, D-Edgecombe, once again faces multiple challengers in a primary. High school teacher Erica Smith-Ingram of Northampton County has the endorsement of the State Employees Association of North Carolina.

- Four Democrats are seeking to succeed the retiring Sen. Michael Walters of Robeson County in the heavily Democratic 13th District. Bernard White is the Republican candidate.

- Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, faces two opponents in the 5th District, including former state Sen. Tony Moore.

- First-term Sen. Ben Clark, D-Hoke, has three primary opponents, including longtime Cumberland County Commissioner Billy King and nonprofit leader Sylvia Adamczyk of Fayetteville.

- Skip Alston, a Guilford County commissioner for 20 years until 2012 and head of the state NAACP for nine years until 2005, is challenging two-term Sen. Gladys Robinson in the 28th District.

- Veteran Sens. Stan Bingham, R-Davidson, and Fletcher Hartsell, R-Cabarrus, face primary challengers.

- Joyce Krawiec was the North Carolina Republican Party's vice chairwoman before being appointed in January to fill the term of outgoing Sen. Pete Brunstetter, R-Forsyth. She has two primary rivals. John Motsinger is the Democratic candidate.

- Sen. Malcolm Graham, D-Meckenburg, is running for the 12th Congressional District seat vacated by Watt. Five other people are running for Graham's state Senate seat.

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