Judge Switches Political Party
Judges run as non-partisan but political
affiliation is apparently still important.
Incumbent District Court Judge Sherry Dew Prince has
switched from Democrat to Republican, according to
information on the NC State Board of Elections site.
Prince, a former chair of the Columbus County
Democratic Party, was appointed to the bench in 2009
by Gov. Bev Perdue. She won re-election in
2010. She faces opposition in November from
Republican Fred Gore, an assistant district attorney
from Columbus County.
Prior to her
appointment to the bench in 2009, she was a
partner in the law firm of former Democratic State
Senator R.C. Soles.
It is unclear when she