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Local Judge enters race for seat on NC Court of Appeals

District Court Judge Marion Warren of Brunswick County has filed to run for an open seat on the NC Court of Appeals District Court Judge Marion Warren of Brunswick County has filed to run for an open seat on the NC Court of Appeals
RALEIGH, NC (WECT/AP) -

A local Judge is one of 19 candidates that have filed to run for the open seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The seat came open in July when Judge John Martin retired from the bench.

Marion Warren, who is a District Court Judge in the 13th Judicial District that covers Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus Counties, is one of seven people filing Friday morning ahead of the noon deadline for the special one-week candidate filing period. Candidates also filed to run for two other special judicial races in Districts in and around near the Charlotte area.

Former Governor Jim Hunt appointed Warren to the bench in 2000, and voters re-elected him to the District 13 seat three times.

The candidate with the most votes for the Martin seat on Election Day, November 5, will win an eight-year term on the state's 15-member intermediate-level appeals court. There is no runoff.

Among the notable candidates are former Court of Appeals Judges John Arrowood and John Tyson, current and former trial judges and previous state elections board member Chuck Winfree. There are now three contested Court of Appeals races on the ballot this fall.

To see a list of the candidates for the Martin seat on the Court of Appeals, click here: http://bit.ly/1sFC5ni

Copyright 2014 WECT. The Associated Press contributed material to this report.

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