Originally in the Charlotte Observer
By The Editorial Board, March 7, 2016

In the Democratic primary, veteran Lumberton attorney Marcus Williams faces Sen. Josh Stein, who formerly ran the attorney general’s consumer protection division.

Other than opposing the GOP, Williams doesn’t offer much vision for the office. Stein, by contrast, aims to crack down on violent crime, consumer fraud and corporate polluters. He pursued payday lenders while leading the consumer protection unit. In the Senate, he worked to strengthen DWI and domestic violence safeguards, as well as the state’s DNA database.

Stein is the superior choice.

Originally in the Winston-Salem Journal
By the Journal Editorial Board, March 1, 2016

In the Democratic primary for this seat, state Sen. Josh Stein, a Raleigh attorney, is running against Marcus W. Williams, a Lumberton attorney. Williams is a diligent, good guy. But Stein’s years of solid service in the legislature and other experience make him the most qualified. As a senior deputy attorney general, Stein headed the consumer protection division, taking on problems such as predatory lending.