GOP Women to Hear Judicial Candidates Oct. 1
The Moore Republican Women’s Oct. 1 luncheon will feature five candidates for judicial offices, three who are running for re-election and two who are seeking office.
The speakers are Paul Newby, Supreme Court associate justice; Judge Rob Wilkins, District Court 19B; Judge Don “Skipper” Creed, District Court 19B; Chris Dillon, candidate for Court of Appeals; and Jane Hughes Redding, candidate for Wilkins’ District Court 19B seat.
The luncheon will be held at the Pinehurst Member’s Club, with registration at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.
Newby has served on the N.C. Supreme Court for eight years. In addition to numerous civic awards, Newby received the 2012 N.C. Bar Association’s Constitutional Rights Award. He teaches state constitutional law at Campbell University Law School.
Before serving on the Supreme Court, Newby was a federal prosecutor for almost 20 years.
He and his wife, Macon, and their four children operate a family farm.
Elected in 2008, Wilkins serves as one of the District Court judges in District 19-B, which includes Randolph, Moore and Montgomery counties. After 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, Wilkins retired as a military attorney (JAG) and a commander. In addition to a private practice, Wilkins was an assistant district attorney in Randolph, Moore and Montgomery counties.
He also served as an assistant attorney general in Randolph County, specializing in child support establishment and enforcement. He and his wife, Cindy, reside in Asheboro with their two daughters.
Creed has served District 19B since 2007. Prior to becoming a judge, he was an assistant district attorney in Hoke and Scotland counties, did civil litigation and worked as a defense attorney.
Creed and his wife, Laura, who is an attorney, have two sons, Ben and Sam. They live in Southern Pines.
Dillon has extensive legal experience in both large firms and in a solo practice, as well as an active civic life. His career has included many years working in a real estate business as a licensed broker and helping small business owners and professionals in a North Carolina-based community bank that he helped start.
He and his wife, Ann, have five children: Sally, Matt, Anna, Molly and Sam.
Redding practices law along with her husband in the firm of Redding & Redding in Asheboro. Her practice focuses on real estate, domestic relations and family law, probate, and wills and estates.
She and her husband, Scott, have a daughter, Cynthia, and live in Asheboro.
The cost of the luncheon is $17, and checks should be made payable Pinehurst LLC. Valet parking will be available.
To make a reservation for the luncheon, email Joan Ward at paward@embarq mail.com or call (910) 295-6544 no later than Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Cancellations must be received no later than noon Saturday, Sept. 29.
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