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Filings Law professor at WFU is running for seat on N.C. Supreme Court

Filings Law professor at WFU is running for seat on N.C. Supreme Court

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A law professor at Wake Forest University filed to run for a seat on the N.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Suzanne Reynolds, 58, who teaches law at WFU, filed to run for the associate justice seat on the Supreme Court held by Robert Edmunds Jr. Reynolds is a native of Lexington who now lives in Winston-Salem. She has been teaching law at WFU for 26 years. Edmunds' seat is the only Supreme Court seat up for election this year.

In other filings, two Democrats and a Republican filed to run for the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners yesterday.

One Democrat who filed yesterday was James N. "Jimmie" Ziglar Jr., 74, who sat on the county board from 1976 through 1988. Ziglar is a retired dentist who lives in Rural Hall.

The other Democrat filing yesterday, Nancy N. Young, 59, is making her first run for elected office. Young grew up in Belews Creek and now lives in Winston-Salem. She is a consultant who does communications and public relations for non-profit groups.

The Republican filing for the board yesterday was Bob Parker, 57, who is one of the vice presidents of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Parker ran unsuccessfully for the board two times before: in 2000 as a Democrat and in 2004 as a Republican.

Other filings yesterday included Beverly Perdue, a Raleigh Democrat running for governor; Janet Cowell, a Raleigh Democrat running for state treasurer; Leslie Merritt of Raleigh, a Republican running for the office of state auditor; and John C. Martin of Raleigh, running for re-election to the nonpartisan N.C. Court of Appeals.

Incumbent Democrat Rep. Mel Watt of the 12th Congressional District filed for re-election on Wednesday.

Others filing Wednesday included Raleigh Democrat Frederick Aikens, running for state auditor; Kristin Ruth of New Hill, running for the nonpartisan N.C. Court of Appeals; Democrat Hampton Dellinger of Durham, running for governor; Republican Joe Johnson of Tryon, running for superintendent of public instruction; and Democrat Howard Staley of Moncure, running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole.

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