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News & Observer: See who’s running in 2024 for North Carolina governor and other statewide offices

AUGUST 10, 2023


With Folwell out of the running, the job of state treasurer is up for grabs, too. Two Mecklenburg County lawmakers are running for the position:

▪ State Rep. Wesley Harris, a Charlotte Democrat.
▪ State Rep. John Bradford, a Cornelius Republican.

And a third candidate, also from Mecklenburg, announced this summer.

▪ Gabe Esparza, a Charlotte Democrat who previously served as a senior official in the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced his run for treasurer on Aug. 10. Esparza, if he wins the primary and general election, would be the first Latino treasurer.

Sen. Mike Woodard, a Durham Democrat, had said he was “seriously considering” running for treasurer, but will run for Durham mayor.

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