Junior League of Raleigh to hold Judicial Panel and Reception

Raleigh, N.C. – Twelve judicial candidates in the November election will be part of the Junior League of Raleigh’s Judicial Panel and Reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 8 at the Center for Community Leadership, located at 711 Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh. The 19 candidates running for Judge John Martin’s seat have also been invited to attend. Representatives for candidates unable to attend will be on hand as well.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include an opportunity for attendees to meet candidates, hear opinions during the panel discussion and participate in break-out groups.Whitney von Hamm, Executive Director of the Wake County Bar Association and the immediate past president of the Junior League of Raleigh, will moderate the panel.

Organized by the League’s Government Relations and Public Affairs (GRAPA) team, the event is designed to engage more people in the political process as well as educate League’s members about policy issues that are important to the League.

The following judicial candidates on the November ballot scheduled to attend are:

– Justice Cheri Beasley, (I), Candidate for re-election to the North Carolina Supreme Court

– Judge Samuel J. Ervin, Candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court

– Justice Robin Hudson, (I), Candidate for re-election to the North Carolina Supreme Court

– Judge Robert N. Hunter, Jr., Candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court

– Judge Eric L. Levinson, Candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court

– Judge Ola M. Lewis, Candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court

– Michael L. Robinson, Candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court

– Judge Lucy N. Inman, Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals

– Judge William F. Southern, III, Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals

– James (Ronnie) R. Ansley, Candidate for Wake County District Court Judge, 10th Judicial District

– Judge Craig Croom, Candidate for Wake County District Court Judge, 10th Judicial District

– Judge Louis B. Meyer, III, (I), Candidate for re-election for Wake County District Court Judge, 10th Judicial District

– Judge Charles P. Gilliam, Candidate for Wake County District Court Judge, 10th Judicial District

*(I) signifies Incumbent candidates.

The event will be held at the League’s headquarters, the Center for Community Leadership, located at 711 Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh. The CCL is an affordable training and meeting space available to nonprofit organizations, businesses and community partners to receive training, problem solve and spark change.

ABOUT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF RALEIGH

The Junior League of Raleigh is a nonprofit organization focused on training women as community leaders and volunteers. The League is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and is the 11th largest of 294 Leagues internationally. The Raleigh League has more than 1,700 members serving Wake County with programs of education and volunteer service. The League has contributed more than 250,000 volunteer hours since 2000, focusing on promising youth. The League’s new Center for Community Leadership, located at 711 Hillsborough St., offers training space and programming for League members and community agencies.

Since 1930, the Junior League of Raleigh has contributed more than $5 million to community projects and programs. The League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism. For more information, visit http://www.jlraleigh.org.

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