John Arrowood

North Carolina Court of Appeals

John will become the first openly LGBTQ person elected statewide in North Carolina

Biography

North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge John Arrowood is seeking to retain his seat following his recent appointment by Governor Roy Cooper. John was initially appointed to the Court in 2007 (serving through 2008) becoming the first openly LGBTQ statewide officeholder in North Carolina. He is a graduate of UNC Law School and has been licensed to practice law since 1982. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He holds the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale–Hubbell. In addition to his service on the NC Court of Appeals, John has been a Superior Court Judge, which is the trial court in NC. He has also served on the North Carolina Banking Commission, the North Carolina Rules Review Commission, the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Railroad, and the North Carolina Arts Council. John has also been active in Charlotte as a member of the Mint Museum Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors of the Urban Ministry’s Center, and the Vestry of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. John has served on the Board of the Victory Institute and One Victory.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • John will become the first openly LGBTQ person elected statewide in North Carolina

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