Who's running for Congress in North Carolina? See where 2022 candidates are competing

North Carolina congressional candidates have until noon on March 4 to submit paperwork for elected office under a new voting map.

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Bryan Anderson
, WRAL statehouse reporter
RALEIGH, N.C. — The statewide primary is set for May 17, with candidate filing ending at noon on March 4.
Newly enacted congressional lines that a trial court drew with the help of redistricting experts are ordered to remain in place only for the 2022 cycle. The map could give Democrats equal congressional representation in a state that is nearly evenly split along party lines, according to political scientists.

Under the new congressional boundaries, Republicans are expected to win the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th districts. Democrats are expected to win the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 12th and 14th districts. The 13th district, which includes a southern portion of Wake County, is expected to be a toss-up.

A panel of North Carolina judges enacted a new congressional map.

These are the candidates who have filed or announced where they plan to run for Congress:

1st Congressional District

  • Democrats: Jullian Bishop, Don Davis, Erica Smith, Jason Albert Spriggs
  • Republicans: Will Aiken, Brad Murphy, Ernest Reeves, Brent Roberson, Sandy Roberson, Sandy Smith, Billy Strickland, Henry Williams II

2nd Congressional District

  • Democrat: Deborah Ross (incumbent)
  • Republicans: Mahesh (Max) Ganorkar, Adina Safta, Christine Villaverde

3rd Congressional District

  • Democrats: Barbara Gaskins, Joe Swartz
  • Republicans: Greg Murphy (incumbent), Tony Cowden, Eric Earhart, Brian Michael Friend, George Papastrat

4th Congressional District

  • Democrats: Clay Aiken, Nida Allam, Crystal Cavalier, Valerie Foushee, Matt Grooms, Stephen Valentine, Ashley Ward, Richard Watkins
  • Republicans: Courtney Geels, Robert Thomas

5th Congressional District

  • Democrat: Kyle Parrish
  • Republicans: Virginia Foxx (incumbent), Michael Ackerman

6th Congressional District

  • Democrat: Kathy Manning (incumbent)
  • Republicans: Gerry Austin, Marvin Boguslawski, Christian Castelli, Mary Ann Contogiannis, Lee Haywood, Laura Pichardo, William Schuch
  • Libertarian: Thomas Watercott

7th Congressional District

  • Democrats: Charles Evans, Charles Graham, Yushonda Midgette, Steve Miller
  • Republicans: David Rouzer (incumbent), Max Southworth-Beckwith

8th Congressional District

  • Democrat: Scott Huffman
  • Republican: Dan Bishop (incumbent)

9th Congressional District

  • Democrat: Ben Clark
  • Republicans: Richard Hudson (incumbent), Mike Andriani, Jen Bucardo, Francisco Rios

10th Congressional District

  • Democrats: Pam Genant, Michael Felder
  • Republicans: Patrick McHenry (incumbent), Jeff Gregory, Michael Magnotta, Gary Robinson, Richard Speer

11th Congressional District

  • Democrats: Jay Carey, Katie Dean, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Marco Gutierrez, Bo Hess, Bynum Lunsford
  • Republicans: Madison Cawthorn (incumbent), Matthew Burril, Chuck Edwards, Rod Honeycutt, Wendy Marie-Limbaugh Nevarez, Bruce O’Connell, Kristie Sluder, Michele Woodhouse
  • Libertarian: David Coatney

12th Congressional District

  • Democrats: Alma Adams (incumbent), John Sharkey
  • Republicans: Andrew Huffman, Nalini Joseph, Tyler Lee

13th Congressional District

  • Democrats: Jamie Campbell Bowles, Nathan Click, Denton Lee, Wiley Nickel, Sam Searcy
  • Republicans: DeVan Barbour, Kelly Daughtry, Renee Ellmers, Bo Hines, Kent Keirsey, Jessica Morel, Chad Slotta, Kevin Alan Wolff

14th Congressional District

  • Democrats: Jeff Jackson, Ram Mammadov
  • Republicans: Pat Harrigan, Jonathan Simpson


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