RALEIGH Judge Jefferson Griffin announced this week that he is running for a seat on the N.C. Court of Appeals. The seat is currently held by Judge Ann Marie Calabria who announced this weekend that she would not run again.”All North Carolinians owe a debt of gratitude to Judge Calabria for her service to our state,” Griffin said in his announcement. “I am honored to have the opportunity to seek her seat on the Court of Appeals and will work tirelessly to ensure our Constitution is upheld and the rule of law is applied in an equal and just manner.”A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. Central School of Law, Griffin was appointed in 2015 to be a Wake County District Court Judge by then-Gov. Pat McCrory, and was elected to a four-year term in 2016.Originally from Red Oak, Griffin also serves in the N.C. Army National Guard and practiced law in Kinston with a focus on civil and criminal defense litigation before joining the Wake County District Attorney’s Office.
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