Democrat Brad Allen is running unopposed for reelection as the district court judge for North Carolina’s 15A Judicial District, which presides over Alamance County.
North Carolina’s District Courts hears civil cases involving less than $25,000 and criminal misdemeanors. It also oversees juvenile courts and magistrates, which handle issues such as small claims and evictions.
District court judges are elected for 4 year terms. Allen was first appointed to the court by former Gov. Jim Hunt and assumed office in February 2000, according to Ballotpedia. After his reelection to the 15A Judicial District in 2014, Allen was appointed Chief District Court judge and won a second term in 2018.
Allen received his undergraduate degree in industrial relations and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 and his Juris Doctor from the Campbell University School of Law in 1988.
According to Allen’s Facebook page, he was born and raised in Alamance County and comes from a family with extensive ties to the area’s criminal justice system. His father, J.B. Allen, who graduated from Elon University in 1963, served as Alamance County’s senior resident superior court judge until his retirement in 2010.
Allen did not respond to Elon News Network’s request for an interview.