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Cressie Thigpen, NC Court of Appeals candidate (Wynn seat)

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Residential address: Raleigh, NC 27602

Incumbent or challenger? (Open race)

Age: 64

Campaign website or blog: judgecressiethigpen.com

Occupation and employer: State appellate judge (appointed by Gov. BeverlyPerdue in August), NC courts system

Previous electiveexperience (including election campaigns): None

Civic and volunteerexperience (including service on local government commissions and boards): Board of Trustees, NC Central University, 2003-2008;co-chair, Citizen Advisory Committee for Wake County School System Budget (2001-2003); board of trustees, UNC Chapel Hill, 1992-2000; House of Delegates, American BarAssociation (past); advisory board, Treatment Alternatives for Street Crimes of NC (past);master, Susie M. Sharp Inn of Court; NC Association of Black Lawyers; NC StateBar; past chair, Rex Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors; past chair, Downtown Raleigh Development Corp.

Education (highest degreeattained and name of institution): JD,Rutgers University Law School

Party registration: Democrat (nonpartisan contest)

Where were you born? Philadelphia

When did you move to NorthCarolina? 1947

Paid consultants workingon campaign: Dick Barnes, Reid Overcash

Campaign manager: Dick Barnes

Treasurer: David S. Coats

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