One new candidate declares in North Carolina

Ballotpedia tracked one new state-level candidate in North Carolina between Oct. 23-29. This was one fewer candidate than the prior week. 

The candidate is a Democrat and is running for state executive office in 2024.

Details on the candidate are below: 

  • Jeff Jackson (D), currently representing North Carolina’s 14th Congressional District, is running for attorney general of North Carolina. Jackson said, “Before politics comes principle. Without adhering to the basic principles of honesty and decency, there can be no political debate – and no political progress. As a Soldier, a former prosecutor, a husband, and a father, commitment to those principles has been non-negotiable in my life. We may disagree on certain policies, but my primary mission is to represent the people of North Carolina with honesty and decency – and, hopefully, we can all agree on that. … [I] became the second-youngest senator in the state Senate in 2014. [I] was new to political office, but not new to public service, having enlisted after the attacks of September 11th, trained at Ft. Bragg, and served in Afghanistan. [I] continue[ ] to serve today as a Major in the Army National Guard. …[I have] built a reputation for being transparent, accessible, and candid. [I] ha[ve] helped lead the fight against gerrymandering, stood against discriminatory legislation like HB2, supported investments in early childhood education, repeatedly called for raising teacher pay and expanding Medicaid, passed reforms for our criminal justice system, and called out corruption when [I] saw it.”

Since the beginning of the year, Ballotpedia has identified 48 candidates for state-level office in North Carolina. Four hundred and thirty-seven candidates ran for state-level office in North Carolina in 2022, while 508 ran in 2020. In 2022, 178 were Democratic, while 232 were Republican. In 2020, 242 were Democratic and 235 were Republican. Nationally, Ballotpedia has tracked 673 Democrats and 828 Republicans running for state-level office in 2023, and 214 Democrats and 284 Republicans running in 2024. 

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