Three LGBT rights groups have released their endorsements for this fall’s general election on Nov. 6. The statewide endorsements from Equality North Carolina are listed below, along with Mecklenbug County Commission endorsements from the Mecklenburg LGBT Political Committee (MeckPAC). Local endorsements for Guilford County races are also listed. For more information, visit, or It should be noted that MeckPAC’s endorsements were questioned following recent controversy over Louis Farrakhan (see story online at and

Statewide Endorsements

From Equality NC

Walter Dalton (D)

Lt. Governor
Linda Coleman (D)

Secretary of State
Elaine Marshall (D)

Attorney General
Roy Cooper (D)

Superintendent of Public Schools
June Atkinson (D)

State Treasurer
Janet Cowell (D)

State Auditor
Beth Wood (D)

Supreme Court
Sam Ervin IV

Court of Appeals
Wanda G. Bryant
Linda McGee
Cressie Thigpen

Mecklenburg County Endorsements

Mecklenburg Commission candidate endorsements from MeckPAC


Jason Bateman, at-large (L)
Pat Cotham, at-large (D)
Trevor Fuller, at-large (D)
Kim Ratliff, at-large (D)
Keith Bradford, Dist. 1 (D)
Vilma Leake, Dist. 2 (D)
George Dunlap, Dist. 3 (D)
Paula Harvey, Dist. 5 (D)
Connie Green-Johnson, Dist. 6 (D)


Republican Dist. 1 candidate Karen Bentley and Republican Dist. 6 candidate Bill James were given warnings due to their anti-LGBT record.

Guilford County Endorsements

Local endorsements from the Greensboro-based Replacements, Ltd. PAC.
For more information and more endorsements, visit

Guilford County Commissioner Dist. 4
Kirk Perkins (D)

Guilford County Commissioner Dist. 5
Paul Gibson (D)

Guilford County Register of Deeds
Jeff Thigpen (D)

High Point Mayor
Bernita Sims (D)

High Point City Council At-Large
Elijah Lovejoy (D)

High Point City Council At-Large
Rebecca R. (Becky) Smothers (D)

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