Cal Cunningham, US Senate candidate

by Yes Weekly Election Coverage

Residential address: 118 W. 3rd Ave., Lexington, NC 27292

Incumbent or challenger? Challenger

Age: 36 (Aug. 6)

Campaign website or blog:

Occupation and employer: Lawyer, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP (currently on leave), US ArmyReservist

Previous elective experience (including electioncampaigns): Represented the people ofDavidson, Iredell and Rowan counties in the NC Senate, 2001-2002

Civic and volunteer experience (including service onlocal government commissions and boards):Currently serves as a governor’s appointee to the board of trustees of DavidsonCounty Community College and NC Banking Commission; served as a deacon and asan elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Lexington; received severalpro-bono awards for domestic violence, tenant issues. Cunningham is a captain inthe US Army Reserves and served a one-year tour in Iraq where he was a leadmilitary prosecutor. He earned a Bronze Star for cracking down on contractorcrimes that harmed the mission abroad and wasted taxpayer dollars.

Education (highest degree attained and institution): JD, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law; MS, LondonSchool of Economics

Party registration:Democrat

Where were you born? Winston-Salem

Paid consultants working on campaign: Morgan Jackson (Nexus Strategies), senior advisor;John Anzalone (Anzalone Liszt Research), polling; Pete Giangreco (StrategyGroup), direct mail; Jen Mueller (Benchmark Strategies), fundraising; LarryHuynh (Trilogy Interactive), new media; Steve Murphy and Mark Putnam (MurphyPutnam Media), television

Campaign manager: Rick Fromberg

Treasurer: Loretta Martin, (former president, NC Associationof Educators)

Stories about this candidate:

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Blog posts about this candidate:

Cunningham continues to pick up endorsements

Web-only Scuttlebutt

Pre-primary politicking

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The hired talent behind the candidates