The Raleigh News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer

“There’s no doubt about Stroud’s conservative judicial philosophy – her model for a judge is the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – but she is regarded as a fair and impartial judge by Democrats and Republicans alike.” Her opponent “is no match for Stroud’s long and fair-minded service on the Court of Appeals. We recommend Stroud.”  Link


NC Police Benevolent Association

"The Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. is composed of more than 60,000 law enforcement officers employed by federal, state, county and municipal governments. This professional association, funded by membership dues, provides legal, disciplinary and other representation to officers who are members. The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is 'The Voice of Law Enforcement Officers.'" Link


North Carolina Advocates for Justice Endorsement

"The North Carolina Advocates for Justice is a nonpartisan association of legal professionals dedicated to empowering a strong community of trial lawyers by protecting people, preventing injustice, and promoting fairness." "The NCAJ PAC believes these candidates merit support in the upcoming election, and will be making further efforts to promote the endorsements and empower members to communicate with clients, friends, and family in support of these endorsements." Link


North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys Endorsement

The mission of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys is to: "bring together civil trial attorneys to promote the administration of justice, the exchange of information, ideas, and litigation techniques, and to strengthen the practice, improve the skills, and enhance the knowledge of lawyers who defend individuals and represent businesses in civil cases in North Carolina."  Link


The Rhino Times Endorses Chief Judge Donna Stroud

"Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals Donna Stroud is running for reelection and being challenged in the Republican Primary by District Court Judge Beth Freshwater Smith. Both candidates have a host of degrees and honors, but Stroud has the experience of being a judge on the Court of Appeals since 2006, and before that served as a District Court judge. As a Court of Appeals judge for 15 years, Stroud has written over 1,000 judicial opinions and is serving her first year as chief judge. Stroud, because of her experience, is the better choice." View Endorsement


NC Values Coalition

"Judge Donna Stroud has exhibited the highest integrity, work ethic and professionalism in her years of public service as a judge, and she has consistently adhered to the judicial philosophies of textualism and originalism. She has an immaculate record as a strong conservative on the Court of Appeals, and we need to keep her there. We wholeheartedly endorse Judge Donna Stroud for re-election to the Court of Appeals. North Carolina is blessed to have such a woman of faith and intellect on the Court of Appeals."  Link