Updated as of 1:21 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2022 to include voting data.

Chief Judge Donna Stroud has been elected as a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, filling Seat 09, against her opponent Brad Salmon winning 54.60% of the vote. 

Republican incumbent and North Carolina native Stroud has served on the North Carolina Court of Appeals since 2006. 

Stroud was a private practice lawyer from 1988 until she ran for Wake County District Court in 2004. Two years later, she was elected to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, where she would be appointed as Chief Judge in 2021. 

Stroud is the first conservative chief judge in North Carolina and has written over 1,000 Appellate Court opinions. In a previous interview with Elon News Network published in October, Stroud said that she believes no one case is more important than another. 

“Every case is the most important case to the people involved in the case,” Stroud said.