2020 Primary Peek: Lieutenant Governor

This is the fourth in a series of posts encouraging people to look closely at those races which don’t get the attention afforded to Presidential, US Senate, or NC Governor elections.

We aren’t endorsing or promoting any candidate, but instead want you to be aware of contests which will be on the March 3rd Democratic Primary Ballot (Early Voting Starting February 13th). Our hope is that by becoming more familiar with the candidates, you can make an informed decision about who should be our nominee and move forward to compete in the November General Election.

Brief information is provided for each candidate: name, photo, brief current or former positions (up to 2 most relevant), website, and Facebook links. Explore each of the candidates and decide who you feel is the most qualified for this position. Candidates are listed in the order they appear on the ballot.

What is the role of the Lieutenant Governor?
The Lieutenant Governor of the state is much like the Vice President nationally, except the Governor and Lt. Governor are elected separately and may even be from different political parties.
“  The Lieutenant Governor serves as the President of the State Senate, serves as a member of the Governor’s Council of State, serves on various boards and commissions, and must also stand ready to fulfill the duties of Governor in the event of his absence, death or incapacitation.  ” — nc.gov website

Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

Allen Thomas

Allen Thomas
County Commissioner, Hoke County, Since 2014.
http://www.allenthomasjr.com/
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Bill Toole

Bill Toole
Environmental Attorney
Former Belmont City Council and Chair, Gaston Co. Democratic Party.
https://votebilltoole.com/
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Terry Van Duyn

Terry Van Duyn
State Senator since 2014, (elected Democratic Whip)
Former President, Democratic Women of Buncombe Co.
http://votevanduyn.com/
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Chaz Beasley

Chaz Beasley
2nd term, NC State House of Representatives, District 92
Financial Attorney
https://chazbeasley.com/
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Yvonne Lewis Holley

Yvonne Lewis Holley
NC House of Representatives, District 38
25-year State Employee
https://yvonnelewisholley.com/
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Ron Newton

Ron Newton
Author, businessman, 2016 Candidate for Lt. Governor.
Former union manager and Durham Public Safety Officer.
https://www.electronaldlnewton.com/
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