There are three district court judge seats up for election this year. Candidates must designate which seat they are running for. The race is non-partisan. Two candidates for each seat will advance past the May primary to the general election in November.
• Danya Vanhook, 31, Waynesville*
• Donna Forga, 46, Waynesville
• Caleb Rogers, 29, Waynesville
• Kris Earwood, 32, Sylva
• David Sutton, 34, Waynesville
• Justin Greene, 30, Bryson City
• Greg Boyer, 60, Franklin
• Steve Ellis, 60, Waynesville
• Roy Wijewickrama, 34, Waynesville
*Vanhook currently holds this seat after being appointed to a vacancy last year.