All candidates for North Carolina Court of Appeals Seat 9 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for North Carolina Court of Appeals Seat 9 — incumbent Donna Stroud (R) and Brad Salmon (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.

The North Carolina Court of Appeals is the only intermediate appellate court in the state of North Carolina. The court has 15 judges who rotate, hearing cases in panels of three. Judges serve eight-year terms and are elected in statewide partisan elections.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?                    


  • “Experience matters. Currently, only three of the 15 judges on the Court of Appeals have served more than one term; one third of our judges have served just over one year.”
  • “Integrity. I have worked for over 17 years as a judge to uphold and improve the professionalism and integrity of the courts in my work as a judge and as a law professor, with the North Carolina Bar Association, and with the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism.”
  • I am a Constitutional conservative judge with proven track record of 15 years on the Court of Appeals.”


  • “Fairness”
  • “Impartiality”
  • “Adherence to the rule of law”

Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.

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