Endorsements

Josh is proud his campaign for Governor has been endorsed by a diverse group of more than 150 officials from across North Carolina.

Governor Roy Cooper

“I’m excited to endorse Josh Stein to be the next Governor of North Carolina. He’s driven by a steadfast commitment to the people of our great state. That’s why he’ll work to invest in students and public schools, quality health care for hardworking people, and better jobs that make life more affordable for the middle class. With a record of results and a clear-eyed vision for our future, Josh is ready to do this job.”

AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillian

“Working families need a governor with the courage to take on big fights and the temperament to bring people together to win those fights and make our state better for all North Carolinians. Josh Stein has always fought to protect working people.”

State Senator Natalie Murdock

“It is my honor to provide an enthusiastic endorsement for Josh Stein to serve as the next governor of our great state. I am a native North Carolinian so I am deeply invested in ensuring our state has the strong principled, visionary and ethical leadership it needs so that All North Carolinians can thrive. Josh Stein will be that type of Governor and is exactly what our state needs.”

District Attorney Matt Scott

“Attorney General Stein has assisted the Robeson County District Attorney’s Office by handling some of our most complex homicide cases and seeking justice for several families in Robeson County. Also, his work in negotiating the opioid settlement will allow Robeson County the opportunity to seek programs to address the opioid crisis which is devastating our community. This work, his work, will be an integral part of bringing hope to the feeling of hopelessness plaguing our community.”

Former Justice Sam J. Ervin IV

“I have known Josh since my time at the Utilities Commission, when he ably led the Attorney General’s work on behalf of consumers. And I have followed his career in the State Senate and as Attorney General, where he worked hard on behalf of all North Carolinians. I am pleased to support his candidacy for Governor and look forward to what he can do to better life in our State.”

Former Congresswoman Eva Clayton

“Attorney General Josh Stein has always been a strong advocate for everyone, including small town North Carolinians. He is a proven leader who produces results. He is invested in the future of this state, and I know he will work tirelessly for the people of North Carolina as Governor.”

NCAE President Tamika Walker Kelly

“Josh Stein is a proven champion for pro-public-school policies and has the best interests of our students, public school communities and staff at heart.”

State Representative Pricey Harrison

“Josh holds polluters accountable and makes them pay to clean up the messes that they make. He’s also working hard to create a clean energy future. I’m endorsing him because he has a proven record of getting results on the issues that matter.”

Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough

“As Attorney General, Josh Stein tackled the rape kit backlog bringing justice to survivors and putting rapists behind bars.”

Former Governor Jim Hunt

“Josh Stein is smart, caring, and hardworking — precisely the type of person we want to be Governor. He’ll focus on educating our kids, keeping families safe, and building a strong economy. Electing Josh as our next Governor will be a great thing for North Carolina.”

State Representative Garland Pierce

“Attorney General Stein’s focus on keeping people safe and working for everybody, including people in the rural parts of the state, is what we need as our next leader.”

District Attorney Billy West

“While I will regret losing Josh as our Attorney General because of the great work he has done protecting the people of North Carolina, I enthusiastically support his run for Governor.”

Former Congressman G.K. Butterfield

“Josh isn’t afraid to stand up to special interests and fight for everyday working North Carolinians.”

State Representative Lindsey Prather

“I appreciate Josh’s commitment to rural North Carolina and finding solutions that help everyone – no matter where they’re from. His ability to work across the aisle to get real results is essential in this state. He has my vote for Governor.”

Former Chief Justice Burley Mitchell

“We need leaders who solve problems and work across the aisle to get things done. That’s exactly who Josh Stein is – he will work to make North Carolina a state we can all be proud to live in. That’s why I’m endorsing him for Governor.”

State Representative Robert Reives, House Democratic Leader

“I am excited to endorse Josh for Governor of North Carolina. He has a proven track record as a member of the State Senate and as our Attorney General over the past six years. North Carolina needs a smart, thoughtful leader in the Governor’s Mansion and I know Josh will be that person.”

District Attorney Ben David

“Attorney General Josh Stein has been a national leader in the fight to hold big drug companies accountable for their role in the opioid crisis and to keep our drinking water clean. He has successfully led efforts to put more violent criminals behind bars, and he’s been a great partner with my office in fighting to uphold guilty convictions on appeal. I am confident that Josh Stein is the best choice for our state.”

Sheriff Quentin Miller

“As Sheriff I have worked hand in hand with Attorney General Stein to make our our communities safer and our criminal justice system fairer. He has led with the utmost integrity as he worked to reduce crime, hold child abusers accountable, combat the opioid crisis, and improve law enforcement officer training across North Carolina.”

Congresswoman Deborah Ross

“Josh Stein is the right choice for our next Governor. We worked together closely when we served in the state legislature, where he was a trusted partner. He always will do what is right for North Carolina and will make our people his priority.”

District Attorney Spencer Merriweather

“I have great faith in Attorney General Stein’s talents, his integrity, and his serious and balanced approach to leadership. He’s repeatedly proven he’s focused on keeping people safe.”

Sheriff Mike Roberson

“I’m proud to stand with Josh Stein for Governor. As Sheriff, I have seen up-close how committed he is to public safety. Whether its tackling the rape kit backlog or the opioid epidemic, Josh fights for our communities.”

Full Endorsements List

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Political Caucus
  • Dr. George C. Simkins Jr. Memorial PAC
  • Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People (DCABP)
  • Durham People’s Alliance
  • End Citizens United (ECU)
  • Giffords
  • NC AFL-CIO
  • NC Association of Educators (NCAE)
  • NC League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV)
  • NextGen PAC
  • Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic
  • Raleigh-Wake Citizens Association
  • Reproductive Freedom for All
  • Sierra Club
  • Wake County Voter Education Coalition
  • Young Democrats of North Carolina
  • Governor Roy Cooper
  • Former Governor Bev Perdue
  • Former Governor Jim Hunt
  • Former Chief Justice Burley Mitchell
  • Former Chief Justice Henry Frye
  • Former Chief Justice Jim Exum
  • Former Lieutenant Governor Dennis Wicker
  • Former Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton
  • Former Treasurer Janet Cowell
  • Former Treasurer Richard Moore
  • Justice Anita Earls
  • Former Justice Robin Hudson
  • Former Justice Sam Ervin IV
  • Former Court of Appeals Justice Robert Hunter
  • US Representative Deborah Ross
  • US Representative Jeff Jackson
  • US Representative Kathy Manning
  • US Representative Valerie Foushee
  • US Representative Wiley Nickel
  • Former US Representative David Price
  • Former US Representative Eva Clayton
  • Former US Representative GK Butterfield
  • Former US Representative Mel Watt
  • State Senator Dan Blue
  • State Senator DeAndrea Salvador
  • State Senator Gale Adcock
  • State Senator Gladys Robinson
  • State Senator Graig Meyer
  • State Senator Jay Chaudhuri
  • State Senator Joyce Waddell
  • State Senator Julie Mayfield
  • State Senator Lisa Grafstein
  • State Senator Mary Wills Bode
  • State Senator Michael Garrett
  • State Senator Mike Woodard
  • State Senator Mujtaba Mohammed
  • State Senator Natalie Murdock
  • State Senator Natasha Marcus
  • State Senator Paul Lowe
  • State Senator Rachel Hunt
  • State Senator Sydney Batch
  • State Senator Val Applewhite
  • Former State Senator Charlie Dannelly
  • Former State Senator David Weinstein
  • Former State Senator Terry Van Duyn
  • State Representative Abe Jones
  • State Representative Allen Buansi
  • State Representative Allison Dahle
  • State Representative Amber Baker
  • State Representative Amos Quick
  • State Representative Ashton Clemmons
  • State Representative Becky Carney
  • State Representative Brandon Lofton
  • State Representative Caleb Rudow
  • State Representative Carla Cunningham
  • State Representative Carolyn Logan
  • State Representative Cecil Brockman
  • State Representative Charles Smith
  • State Representative Cynthia Ball
  • State Representative Deb Butler
  • State Representative Diamond Staton-Williams
  • State Representative Eric Ager
  • State Representative Frances Jackson
  • State Representative Garland Pierce
  • Representative Gloristine Brown
  • State Representative James Roberson
  • State Representative Joe John
  • State Representative John Autry
  • State Representative Julie von Haefen
  • State Representative Kanika Brown
  • State Representative Kelly Alexander
  • State Representative Laura Budd
  • State Representative Lindsey Prather
  • State Representative Marcia Morey
  • State Representative Maria Cervania
  • State Representative Marvin Lucas
  • State Representative Mary Belk
  • State Representative Michael Wray
  • State Representative Nasif Majeed
  • State Representative Pricey Harrison
  • State Representative Ray Jeffers
  • State Representative Renée Price
  • State Representative Robert Reives
  • State Representative Rosa Gill
  • State Representative Sarah Crawford
  • State Representative Shelly Willingham
  • State Representative Terence Everitt
  • State Representative Terry Brown
  • State Representative Tim Longest
  • State Representative Vernetta Alston
  • State Representative Wesley Harris
  • State Representative Ya Liu
  • State Representative Zack Hawkins
  • Former State Representative Evelyn Terry
  • Former State Representative Joe Sam Queen
  • Former State Representative John Bridgeman
  • Former State Representative Mickey Michaux
  • Former State Representative Ricky Hurtado
  • District Attorney Avery Crump
  • District Attorney Ben David
  • District Attorney Billy West
  • District Attorney Faris Dixon
  • District Attorney Jeff Nieman
  • District Attorney Matt Scott
  • District Attorney Reece Saunders
  • District Attorney Satana Deberry
  • District Attorney Spencer Merriweather
  • District Attorney Todd Williams
  • Former District Attorney Jim Woodall
  • Former District Attorney Robert Evans
  • Former District Attorney Vernon Stewart
  • Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough
  • Sheriff Calvin Woodard
  • Sheriff Charles Blackwood
  • Sheriff Clarence Birkhead
  • Sheriff Clee Atkinson
  • Sheriff Curtis Brame
  • Sheriff Danny Rogers
  • Sheriff Ennis Wright
  • Sheriff Garry McFadden
  • Sheriff Jack Smith
  • Sheriff John Branche
  • Sheriff Johnny Barnes
  • Sheriff Len Hagaman
  • Sheriff Mike Roberson
  • Sheriff Paula Dance
  • Sheriff Quentin Miller
  • Sheriff Tony Durden
  • Mayor Allen Joines
  • Mayor Bill Dusch
  • Mayor Chris Neal
  • Mayor Christy Clark
  • Mayor Damon Seils
  • Mayor Darrell Hinnant
  • Mayor Don Hardy
  • Mayor Elaine O’Neal
  • Mayor Esther Manheimer
  • Mayor Harold Weinbrecht
  • Mayor Harry Baughn
  • Mayor Mark Bell
  • Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin
  • Mayor Mitch Colvin
  • Mayor Nancy Vaughan
  • Mayor Pam Hemminger
  • Mayor Patrick Fitzsimmons
  • Mayor Rebecca Salmon
  • Mayor Tim Futrelle
  • Mayor TJ Cawley
  • Mayor Vi Lyles
  • Mayor Walker Reid
  • Mayor Walter Eccard
  • Mayor Zeb Smathers
  • Honorable Julie Eiselt
  • Former Mayor Anthony Foxx
  • Former Mayor Bill Bell
  • Former Mayor Charles Meeker
  • Former Mayor Gail Dunham
  • Former Mayor Harvey Gantt
  • Former Mayor Ian Balutis
  • Former Mayor Nancy McFarlane
  • Former Mayor Poert L. McAteer
  • Former Mayor Steve Schewel
  • Commissioner Allen Thomas
  • Commissioner Althea Riddick
  • Commissioner Amy Fowler
  • Commissioner Andre Lassiter
  • Commissioner Ann Floyd Huggins
  • Commissioner Brenda Howerton
  • Commissioner Carolyn Johnson
  • Commissioner Charlie Wallin
  • Commissioner Cheryl Stallings
  • Commissioner Corey Ballance
  • Commissioner Dan Besse
  • Commissioner Darrel “BJ” Gibson, Jr.
  • Commissioner Don Mial
  • Commissioner Earl McKee
  • Commissioner Ed Booth
  • Commissioner Frankie T. Jones, Jr.
  • Commissioner Franklin Gomez Flores
  • Commissioner J. Carlvena Foster
  • Commissioner James West
  • Commissioner Jamezetta Bedford
  • Commissioner Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
  • Commissioner Jerry Langely
  • Commissioner JoAnne Daniels
  • Commissioner Jonathan Barfield
  • Commissioner Kay Cashion
  • Commissioner Kelli A. London
  • Commissioner Kelvin Edwards
  • Commissioner Larry Turnbrow
  • Commissioner Leigh Altman
  • Commissioner Leonard Wiggins
  • Commissioner Linda Brewer
  • Commissioner Malishai Woodbury
  • Commissioner Mark Jerrell
  • Commissioner Mark Speed
  • Commissioner Matt Calabria
  • Commissioner Parker Sloan
  • Commissioner Pat Cotham
  • Commissioner Pauline Campbell
  • Commissioner Ray Russell
  • Commissioner Red Belfield, Jr.
  • Commissioner Rob Zapple
  • Commissioner Ron Wessan
  • Commissioner Sally Greene
  • Commissioner Shinica Thomas
  • Commissioner Skip Alston
  • Commissioner Susan Evans
  • Commissioner Susan Rodriguez-McDowell
  • Commissioner Vernon J. Bryant
  • Commissioner Veronica B. Jones
  • Commissioner Vickie Adamson
  • Commissioner Wendy Jacobs
  • Commissioner Wixie Stephens
  • City Councilman Carl Rist
  • City Councilman Chris J. Suggs
  • City Councilman Corey Branch
  • City Councilman Derrick Thomspson
  • City Councilman Mario Benavente
  • City Councilman Matt Hughes
  • City Councilman Robert J. Kellogg
  • City Councilman Steve Evans
  • City Councilman Steve Rao
  • City Councilwoman Betsy Ervin
  • City Councilwoman Courtney Banks-McLaughlin
  • City Councilwoman Denise Sullivan
  • City Councilwoman Hazel Thornton
  • Town Councilwoman Betty Wright
  • Town Councilwoman Renée Cahoon
  • City Councilwoman Sheneika Smith
  • Former City Councilman Brad Thompson
  • Former City Councilman Charlie Reece
  • Former City Councilman Justin Outling
  • Apostle Aaron McNair
  • Bishop Mark Rowden
  • Dr. B. Angeloe Burch Sr.
  • Dr. Betty Erwin
  • Dr. Cornelius E. Battle, Sr.
  • Dr. Dennis Leach Sr.
  • Pastor J Russell Harris
  • Pastor James D. Gailliard
  • Pastor Michael Cromartie
  • Pastor Monica Redmond
  • Pastor Quintrell Burrell
  • Pastor Surluta Anthony
  • Pastor Tony Cozart
  • Pastor Wallice Hairston
  • Pastor Walter Bowers
  • Rabbi Daniel Greyber
  • Rabbi Eric Solomon
  • Rabbi Fred Guttman
  • Rabbi Jenny Solomon
  • Rabbi Judy Cohen-Rosenberg
  • Rabbi Lucy Dinner
  • Rev. Dr. Charolette Leach
  • Rev. Dr. Jay Augustine
  • Rev. Rodvegas Marc Ingram Sr.
  • Reverend Archer Wilkins
  • Reverend Austin Vernon
  • Reverend C. Rashard Alexander
  • Reverend Charles E. Walton
  • Reverend Dr. Abdue Knox
  • Reverend Dr. David Rosby
  • Reverend Dr. Dewayne Walker
  • Reverend Dr. Pamela Holder
  • Reverend Kojo Nantambu
  • Reverend Larry McDonald
  • Reverend Marc Lavarin
  • Reverend Paul L. Anderson
  • Reverend Terry Henry
  • Reverend William Steven Allen, Sr

Representative Ya Liu

Former Congressman G.K. Butterfield