2002 North Carolina judicial election
|Elections in North Carolina|
Several justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court and judges of the North Carolina Court of Appeals were elected to eight-year terms by North Carolina voters on November 5, 2002. Party primary elections were held on Sept. 10. This was the last year in which statewide judicial elections were partisan.
The result of the election was that all incumbent Democrats went down to defeat, and only one Democrat won a seat that was open (i.e. the incumbent chose not to run for another term).
Supreme Court (Butterfield seat)
In the Republican primary, Brady had defeated Judge Ralph A. Walker.
|Democratic||G. K. Butterfield||992,603||46.12|
|Republican||Edward Thomas Brady||1,159,476||53.87|
Supreme Court (Orr seat)
In the Democratic primary, Hunter had defeated attorney Bradley K. Greenway.
|Democratic||Robert C. Hunter||987,447||45.35|
|Republican||Robert F. Orr||1,189,751||54.65|
Court of Appeals (Biggs seat)
|Democratic||Loretta Copeland Biggs||1,046,689||49.14|
|Republican||Sanford L. Steelman, Jr.||1,083,194||50.86|
Court of Appeals (Bryant seat)
In the Republican primary, Calabria had defeated Nathanael K. (Nate) Pendley.
|Democratic||Wanda G. Bryant||1,020,286||47.93|
|Republican||Ann Marie Calabria||1,108,615||52.07|
Court of Appeals (Campbell seat)
In the Republican primary, Levinson had defeated Lorrie L. Dollar.
|Democratic||Hugh Brown Campbell, Jr.||1,046,594||49.0|
Court of Appeals (Thomas seat)
In the Democratic primary, Geer had defeated Marcus W. Williams.
Court of Appeals (Walker seat)
In the Democratic primary, Barrett had defeated Beecher Reynolds Gray. In the Republican primary, Elmore had defeated Fritz Mercer.
|Democratic||George R. Barrett||1,022,078||47.95|