Posted by Debra Worley - email
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Superior Court Judge Jay Hockenbury is hoping to keep his seat on the bench for years to come.
Hockenbury announced Wednesday that he plans to run for re-election next year.
In a news release Hockenbury made it clear he does not plan to take or ask for any campaign contributions. The judge said the practice is unorthodox, especially in these tough times and for judges races which are nonpartisan.
Judge Hockenbury serves Pender and New Hanover Counties and has spent the last 15 years on the bench. Prior to being a judge he was a trial attorney in Wilmington.