Jenna Jordan


More candidates enter the gubernatorial race

Gary Dunn is a 57-year-old full-time student at UNC-Charlotte, majoring in English. Gardenia Henley is a retired Inspector General Auditor in Charge for the State Department. And both are running for N.C. Governor. Neither has ever been elected to a political office before but both filed to enter the crowded gubernatorial race as Democrats last Friday. Today is the last day to file for candidacy.

Candidates can now file for gubernatorial race

Today is the first day that candidates for North Carolina’s gubernatorial race can file their candidacy with the N.C. Board of Elections. With Gov. Bev Perdue’s announcement last month that she will not run for re-election, Democrats are scrambling to find a candidate with high enough name recognition and favorability ratings to beat the assumed Republican candidate, former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory.