Our campaign has gratefully received the endorsements of the following consequential organizations and people:


Governor Roy Cooper

“In 2018, I appointed Carolyn Thompson to serve as a Superior Court Judge. The first African American and the first woman to serve in the 9th Judicial District. She has my full endorsement for the NC Court of Appeals.”

Congressman G. K. Butterfield

“Judge Carolyn Thompson is a legal scholar who has administered justice without favor or political bias. She is deserving of a vote of confidence in her race for a seat on the N.C. Court of Appeals.”


Congresswoman Eva M. Clayton

“Your voice is needed in North Carolina at this moment in history. I ask you to stand with me to endorse Carolyn. I ask you to lend your time, talent, and treasure to support and elect Carolyn J. Thompson in this critical judicial campaign.”


Congresswoman Deborah Ross

“It is my honor to endorse Judge Carolyn Thompson. She has been a tireless advocate for victims of domestic violence and their children through her private practice and public service to her community. Her decades of legal and judicial experience have prepared her for the North Carolina Court of Appeals. I have full faith that she will be a fair and unbiased Appellate Court Judge who will make our state judicial system stronger.”

State Senator Jay Chaudhuri, Democratic Whip

“I am pleased to endorse Carolyn Thompson. She is the only candidate for this seat with judicial experience.”

State Senator Toby Fitch

“I am pleased to endorse the only candidate for this seat with judicial experience. I am asking that you vote for Carolyn. I endorse her and I know what it takes. I am retired Superior Court Judge Milton F. Toby Fitch and I’m a member of the NC State Senate.”

NC Supreme Court Justice Pat Timmons-Goodson (ret.)

“Carolyn Thompson is the only candidate for this seat with both trial experience and judicial experience. The clear choice.”

NC Superior Court Judge Maryann Tally (ret.)

NC Court of Appeals Judge Linda Stephens (ret.)

Pastor Shirley Caesar

“It is our prayer that you will be a winner. Because you are a winner. And winners don’t quit.”

Press Endorsements


Organizational Endorsements


Asian-American Pacific Islander Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party


Black Political Caucus of Charlotte Mecklenburg


Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People


North Carolina Advocates for Justice

North Carolina State AFL-CIO


NC Association of Educators


North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys


Replacements LTD PAC

Raleigh-Wake Citizens Association

People’s Alliance PAC


Poder NC Action


Sierra Club – North Carolina Chapter


State Employees Association of North Carolina


Wake County Voter Education Coalition

Edgecombe Nash Political Caucus

Franklin County PAC

Granville County Concerned Citizens

Granville County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance

Vance County PAC