Here’s where N.C. General Assembly candidates from college towns stand on the issues


In November, all 170 seats in the N.C. State Senate and N.C. House of Representatives are up for election. Not only do N.C. General Assembly members pass legislation that affects the state, but they also elect members to the UNC Board of Governors that controls the UNC System.

Seven student newsrooms across North Carolina worked together to profile every General Assembly candidate in Orange, Mecklenburg, Wake, Guilford, Pitt, Durham and Watauga county.

We asked every candidate five questions about issues students told us they cared about, and summarized their responses in a map below. For candidates that didn’t respond, we pulled information from their websites.

Read the candidates’ full answers for Orange, Mecklenburg, Wake, Guilford, Pitt, Durham and Watauga counties here.

This voter guide was created as part of the One Vote N.C. collaborative. Visit to sign up for our election newsletter and read more of our election coverage.