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2022 WNC Candidate list (Congress & General Assembly)

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The primary election in North Carolina will be held May 17th. All seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and North Carolina General Assembly are on the ballot this year. The deadline to register to vote on primary day is April 22nd. The early voting period for the primary runs from April 28th to May 14th. Same day voter registration is available during early voting, but not on primary day. The deadline for civilians to request an absentee ballot is May 10th. Absentee ballots from civilians must be returned by close of business May 17th, the day of the primary election.

If in any race one candidate does not receive one vote over 30% of those cast, a runoff or second primary will be held between the two candidates who received the most votes. The date of those elections will either be July 5th or July 26th.

* = incumbent

NORTH CAROLINA 11th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Transylvania, Swain, Yancey, and western Rutherford)

Democrat

Jay Carey (campaign website)
Katie Dean (campaign website)
Marco Gutierrez
Bo Hess (campaign website)
Bynum M. Lunsford
Jasmine Beach-Ferrara (campaign website)

Republican

Madison Cawthorn * (campaign website)
Chuck Edwards (campaign website)
Rod Honeycutt (campaign website)
Wendy Marie-Limbaugh Nevarez (campaign website)
Bruce O'Connell (campaign website)
Kristie Sluder (campaign website)
Michele V. Woodhouse (campaign website)
Matthew Burril (campaign website)

NORTH CAROLINA STATE SENATE DISTRICT 46 (Burke, McDowell, and eastern Buncombe)

Democrat

Billy Martin

Republican

Mark Crawford
Warren Daniel * (campaign website)

NORTH CAROLINA STATE SENATE DISTRICT 47 (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey, northwestern Caldwell, eastern Haywood)

Republican

Ralph Hise *
Deanna Ballard * (currently represents Senate district 45) (campaign website)

NORTH CAROLINA STATE SENATE DISTRICT 48 (Henderson, Polk, Rutherford)

Democrat

Stephanie A. Justice

Republican

Tim Moffitt (campaign website)

NORTH CAROLINA STATE SENATE DISTRICT 49 (central & western Buncombe)

Democrat

Sandra Kilgore (campaign website)
Julie Mayfield * (campaign website)
Taylon Breeden (campaign website)

Republican

John Anderson

NORTH CAROLINA STATE SENATE DISTRICT 50 (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Transylvania, central & western Haywood)

Democrat

Karen Burnette McCracken

Republican

Kevin Corbin * (campaign website)

NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 85 (Avery, Mitchell, Yancey, central & northeastern & western McDowell)

Democrat

Robert Cordle

Republican

Dudley Greene *

NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 113 (Polk, southeastern Henderson, southeastern McDowell, western Rutherford)

Republican

Jake Johnson * (campaign website)
David Rogers * (currently represents House district 112)

NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 114 (eastern & southeastern Buncombe)

Democrat

J. Eric Ager (campaign website)

Republican

Everett D. Pittillo (campaign website)

NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 115 (southwestern Buncombe)

Democrat

Lindsay Prather (campaign website)

Republican

Sherry M. Higgins
Pratik Bhakta

NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 116 (northern & northwestern Buncombe)

Democrat

Caleb Rudow * (campaign website)

Republican

Mollie Rose

NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 117 (northeastern & northern & western Henderson)

Democrat

Michael Greer O'Shea

Republican

Dennis Justice
Chelsea Walsh (campaign website)
Jennifer Capps Balkcom

NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 118 (Haywood, Madison)

Democrat

Josh Remillard (campaign website)

Republican

Mark Pless *

NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 119 (Jackson, Swain, Transylvania)

Democrat

Al Platt

Republican

Mike Clampitt *

NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 120 (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon)

Republican

Karl E. Gillespie * (campaign website)

Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington D.C. For the 8 years prior to coming to Asheville, he worked at the NPR member station in the nation's capital as a reporter and anchor. Matt primarily covered the state of Maryland, including 6 years of covering the statehouse in Annapolis. Prior to that, he worked at WMAL in Washington and Metro Networks in Pittsburgh, the city he was born and raised in.