Updated as of 1:37 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2022 to include voting data.

Republican challenger Trey Allen won the race for North Carolina Supreme Court, filling seat 05. Allen beat his incumbent challenger, Democrat Sam Ervin IV, with 52.38% percent of the vote across North Carolina. In Alamance County, Allen received 56.79% of the vote to Ervin’s 43.21%.

According to his campaign website, Allen is focused on interpreting the Constitution and legislation as written, and he does not believe in bringing personal views into the courtroom.

Allen obtained a law degree at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then worked as a legal adviser in the military and later practiced law at a private firm in North Carolina. He has worked as a teacher at UNC Chapel Hill since 2013.