The Sensational Six

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  • Linda Coleman
    • Attended North Carolina A&T University and earned a master’s degree in public administration.
    • Her first job out of college was as a classroom teacher.
    • Coleman was elected to three terms as a Democratic state representative in the North Carolina General Assembly before being appointed director of the Office of State Personnel by the Governor in 2009.
    • Coleman was for four years, and worked as human resources management director at the state departments of Agriculture and Administration and as personnel director for the Department of Community Colleges.
  • Dan Blue III
    • A native of Raleigh, N.C, Dan is from a family active in public service.
    • Dan is the son of Dan Blue, Jr., former Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives and current Senate Minority Leader, and Edna Blue, a civic and community leader.
    • Attended Wake County’s public schools, graduating from W. G. Enloe High School
    • Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Duke University, where he studied biomedical engineering with a minor in public policy studies.  Dan later returned to Duke to deepen his understanding of law and finance. He graduated from the Duke University School of Law and the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, with a Juris Doctor in law and a Masters of Business Administration.
    • Worked with GlaxoWellcome
    • Worked as an investment banker with Bear, Stearns & Co.
    • He now works alongside his father and brother at their family law firm
  • Judge Mike Morgan
    • As an eight-year-old fifth-grader in 1964, was the first black student to attend all-white Trent Park Elementary School – one of five black students to integrate the New Bern public school system city-wide
    • Earned Bachelor of Arts Degree in both History and Sociology from Duke University, Durham, NC in 1976
    • Earned Juris Doctor Degree with honors from North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, NC in 1979
    • He was a District Court Judge, Judicial District 10 (Wake County), upon appointment by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.
    • He currently serves as Superior Court Judge, Judicial District 10-B (Wake County), upon election by Wake County voters, hearing and resolving legal issues in the areas of criminal, civil, traffic, involuntary mental health commitment, and administrative law.
  • Judge Rickye McKoy-Mitchell
    • Currently the longest serving District Court Judge in the 26th Judicial District (Mecklenburg County).
    • Appointed and elected to the District Court bench in 1998.  She presided in every District Court including Criminal, Civil, Juvenile, Criminal and Civil Domestic Violence, Child Support and Domestic Courts.
    • She was selected by a former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court to serve on the Judicial Study Committee to design training for District Court Judges and to the Media and Courts Forum to educate the Media regarding court-related matters.
  • Judge Vince Rozier
    • Judge Vince Rozier serves as a Wake County District Court Judge.
    • In 2006, he was the youngest judge ever sworn in at this level in Wake County at the age of 29 years old.
    • Formerly a Wake County prosecutor, he tried nearly 70 jury trials including, murder and other serious felonies.
    • Judge Rozier has twice been nominated by his fellow attorneys to serve as District Court judge. He has real judicial experience in the court.
  • Judge Abe Jones
    • Graduated from William G. Enloe High School in 1970,
    • Attended both Harvard College (1970-1974) and Harvard Law School (1974-1977).
    • Abe Jones is currently engaged in his private legal practice, where he specializes in administrative, traffic, criminal, personal injury, and employment law.
    • Before returning to private practice, he was a Wake County Superior Court judge for 17 years.
    • Abe is a North Carolina native, and was educated in Wake County schools.

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Update: Atty. Donald Buie suspended his campaign on September 15, 2016 (9.15.16)