NC Health News’ 2020 Voter Guide - North Carolina Health News
Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest have very different health care plans for North Carolina in a race that’s considered a bellwether in a “purple” state.
Roy Cooper, Democrat, incumbent
Dan Forest, Republican
N.C. Attorney General
The race for attorney general is expected to be a close one between Democrat Josh Stein, who has held the position since 2017, and Republican Jim O’Neill, who has been Forsyth County’s district attorney since 2009.
Jim O’Neill, Republican from Winston-Salem
Josh Stein, incumbent Democrat from Raleigh
North Carolina’s junior Sen. Thom Tillis and Cal Cunningham, a lawyer and Army Reserve officer, battle for votes in a state race with much national interest.
This race is topping the charts on dollars spent in a race that could decide the balance of the U.S. Senate.
Cal Cunningham, Democrat from Raleigh
Thom Tillis, Incumbent Republican from Huntersville
Unsure of who your Congressional representative is? There are a number of ways to find out:
At the NC Board of Elections website you can find your absentee ballot by putting in your address: CLICK HERE. (this link will also let you know if your registration is current)
At the NC General Assembly website, you can find your national and state representatives by putting in your address: CLICK HERE.
Want to vote early? This Board of Elections website page will help you find early voting locations in your county: CLICK HERE.
Moved recently? Registration expired? This Board of Elections page will walk you through the process of casting a ballot. CLICK HERE.
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Congressional District 1
Experience meets conservatism in race for NC’s 1st Congressional District. Longtime congressman G.K. Butterfield, a Democrat from Wilson, faces political newcomer Sandy Smith, a Republican from Winterville. Here is their stance on health-related issues.
G.K. Butterfield, incumbent, Democrat from Wilson
Sandy Smith, Republican from Winterville.
U.S. Congressional District 2
Former state representative/attorney Deborah Ross and Army vet/former White House staffer Alain Swain are squaring off for the newly legislated NC U.S. District 2, with the pandemic, Medicaid and the ACA on the list of voters concerns.
Jeff Matemu, Libertarian from Raleigh
Deborah Ross, Democrat from Raleigh
Alan Swain, Republican from Raleigh
U.S. Congressional District 3
Farrow, a Democrat who is new to politics, could have a tough time defeating Murphy, a Greenville urologist, in a district that leaned toward President Trump in 2016.
Daryl Farrow, Democrat from Trenton
Dr. Greg Murphy, Republican incumbent from Greenville
U.S. Congressional District 4
A political newcomer upset with how President Donald Trump and his administration have been treated challenges a long-serving Democrat who voted for impeachment.
David Price, Incumbent, Democrat from Chapel Hill
Robert Thomas, Republican from Durham
U.S. Congressional District 5
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx did not respond to North Carolina Health News’ requests for an interview, or an emailed statement, regarding her positions on these issues. David Wilson Brown provided his positions on seven issue areas.
Dr. Virginia Foxx, Republican incumbent from Greenville
David Wilson Brown, Democrat from Charlotte
U.S. Congressional District 6
With redistricting, the 6th district has become more competitive for Democrats. Three-term incumbent Mark Walker stepped away from running, leaving this race between two newcomers.
Lee Haywood, Republican from Summerfield
Kathy Manning, Democrat from Greensboro
U.S. Congressional District 7
Former state legislator and current Congressional incumbent Rouzer opposes Obamacare. Newcomer Ward admits it’s not perfect, “but neither is having 20 million Americans uninsured.”
David Rouzer, Republican from Four Oaks
Chris Ward, Democrat from Tabor City
U.S. Congressional District 8
With redistricting, the 8th district became much more competitive. This race pits a long-time political operative incumbent against a long-time attorney and judge in what’s shaping up to be one of the most competitive races in the state.
Richard Hudson, incumbent, Republican from Concord
Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Democrat from Fayetteville
U.S. Congressional District 9
Dan Bishop, a Republican who secured the seat on a narrow margin during a special election in 2019, is running against Democrat Cynthia Wallace for the district, which includes counties from Bladen and Cumberland to the east to a portion of Mecklenburg to the west. Last year, during the special election, the seat was competitive, will it be again this year?
Dan Bishop, Incumbent, Republican from Charlotte
Cynthia Wallace, Democrat from Charlotte
U.S. Congressional District 10
Incumbent Patrick McHenry, an eight-term congress Republican, is running against Democrat David Parker for the safely Republican district, which includes counties from Catawba in the south to the Virginia border.
Patrick McHenry, Incumbent, Republican from Lincoln County
David Parker, Democrat from Iredell County
U.S. Congressional District 11
The 11th district has sat empty since March 2020, when former Republican representative Mark Meadows resigned his seat to serve as chief of staff for President Donald Trump. Republican Madison Cawthorn and Democrat Moe Davis are first time candidates in a widely watched contest.
Madison Cawthorn, Republican from Hendersonville
Moe Davis, Democrat from Shelby
U.S. Congressional District 12
Congresswoman Alma Adams is running unopposed in North Carolina’s 12th District, a heavily Democratic district.
Alma Adams, Democrat from Charlotte
U.S. Congressional District 13
Incumbent Ted Budd, a two-term House Republican, is running against Democrat Scott Huffman for the district, which includes the solidly red counties that stretch from the northern suburbs of Charlotte to Greensboro.
Ted Budd, Incumbent, Republican from Davie County
Scott Huffman, Democrat from Cabarrus County