N.C. Justice will run again

John O'Brien Oct. 23, 2007, 2:46pm


RALEIGH, N.C. - Republican Bob Edmunds will seek another term on the North Carolina Supreme Court in 2008, he said Tuesday.

Edmunds was initially elected to the Court in 2000, stepping up from the state's Court of Appeals. He was elected to that post in 1998 after a failed attempt at becoming the state's Attorney General. He was defeated by Democrat Mike Easley.

Edmunds is endorsed by all five living former chief justices -- Rhoda Billings, Jim Exum, Burley Mitchell, Henry Frye and Beverly Lake.

President Ronald Reagan appointed Edmunds to become a U.S. Attorney in 1986, which he performed until 1993. He entered private practice at Stern and Klepfer in Greensboro.

He's also served two years in the U.S. Navy and received a Master of Laws in the Judicial Process degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004.

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