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Judge Ray is running for the NC Court of Appeals seat that is currently held  by Justice Ann Calabria, who is not running for re-election. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Justice Calabria for all her hard work and service to the State of North Carolina and our Judicial System.

Judge Ray is a District Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial District and was first elected in 2004.

Born on Charleston, SC, Judge Ray grew up in both Warsaw and Wrightsville Beach, NC.

Judge Ray is a graduate of St. Mary’s College in Raleigh NC, she holds a Bachelors degree from North Carolina State University and earned her Juris Doctor at Campbell Law School.

Judge Ray has 27 years legal experience and 14 years Judicial experience. Judge Ray has more Judicial experience than all other announced candidates combined. (published 4/2/2018)

Judge Ray is a single mother of three children: Meredith, Elizabeth and Sherman aka Brother.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 4:11 PM

Judge Sandra Ray endorsed by former Judge Wendy Enochs

Saturday, September 1, 2018 4:00 PM

Judge Sandra Ray for NC Court of Appeals Endorsed by the NC Fraternal Order of Police & The NC Troopers Association

I will bring a strong working knowledge of our Judicial System, our constitution and the laws of our state of the NC Court of Appeals. I clearly understand that my role as a Judge is to interpret the law as written and not make law from the bench.

I am the only Republican NC Court of Appeals candidate to be endorsed by both the North Carolina Trooper’s Association and North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police. I am also the only candidate for NC Court of Appeals Seat Two, not endorsed by a political party. Judicial positions should not be political. We represent the people. I want to be your judge, the people’s judge.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:05 PM

Endorsed By:

Endorsed by:

NC State Troopers Association

NC Fraternal Order of Police

Chief District Court Judge Jay Corpening

District Court Judge Lindsey McKee

District Court Judge Jeff Noeker

District Court Judge Robin Robinson

District Court Judge James Faison

District Court Judge Chad Hogston

New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahahon

Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith

New Hanover County Clerk of Superior Court Jan Kennedy

Pender County Clerk of Superior Court Elizabeth Harrelson

Woody White Chairman of the New Hanover County Commissioners

Pat Kusek, New Hanover County Commissioner

Skip Watkins, New Hanover County Commissioner

N.C. Senator Michael Lee

N.C. House Rep. Ted Davis

New Hanover County School Board members Lisa Estep and Bruce Shell

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:34 AM

Judge Sandra Ray for NC Court of Appeals

Friday, May 18, 2018 10:15 PM

Judge Sandra Alice Ray endorsed by the North Carolina Trooper’s Association

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