Two new candidates declare in North Carolina

Ballotpedia tracked two new state-level candidates in North Carolina between Nov. 27-Dec.3. This was two more candidates than the prior week. 

Both of the candidates are Republicans and are running for the state legislature in 2024.

Details on these candidates are below: 

  • Incumbent Tricia Cotham (R), currently representing District 112 in the North Carolina House of Representatives, is running for North Carolina House of Representatives District 105. Cotham said, “After our prayers and talks, I’ve decided that I will seek re-election to keep representing Mecklenburg County and I look forward to meeting the voters of HD-105.”
  • Incumbent Ben Moss (R) is running for North Carolina House of Representatives District 52. Moss said, “[I have] a history of enacting policies that advance economic opportunity and prosperity for all North Carolinians while protecting individual freedoms and promoting personal responsibilities. … Since elected, [I have] stood up against the Joe Biden & Roy Cooper agenda and opposed mask and vaccine mandates. [I have] fought hard against critical race theory indoctrination in schools, stopped all efforts by the Left to defund the police, and ha[ve] continued to defend our 2nd Amendment rights and protect the unborn. An avid sportsman, [I] currently serve[ ] as Chairman of the NC House Committee on Wildlife Resources.”

Since the beginning of the year, Ballotpedia has identified 57 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 680 Democrats and 829 Republicans running for state-level office in 2023, and 388 Democrats and 537 Republicans running in 2024. 

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