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Michael R. Morgan

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Mike Morgan
Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
In office
January 1, 2017 – September 11, 2023
Preceded byRobert H. Edmunds Jr.
Succeeded byAllison Riggs
Personal details
Michael Rivers Morgan

(1955-10-22) October 22, 1955 (age 68)
New Bern, North Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationDuke University (BA)
North Carolina Central University (JD)

Michael Rivers Morgan (born October 22, 1955)[1][2] is a judge from the state of North Carolina. Morgan served for more than six years as an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Previously, he served as a judge on the 3rd division of North Carolina Superior Court for Judicial Circuit 10B, which covers Wake County.

In the 2016 election, Judge Morgan defeated 16-year incumbent Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Edmunds Jr., winning 54.45% of the votes and a majority of the state's counties.[1]

Morgan is an alumnus of Duke University (A.B. degree, 1976) and North Carolina Central University (J.D. degree, 1979).[3]

On May 18, 2023, Morgan announced that he would not be a candidate for reelection.[4] He later announced on August 24, 2023 that he would be resigning from the court during the week of September 4, 2023.[5] On September 12, 2023, Morgan announced he would seek the Democratic nomination for Governor of North Carolina in 2024.[6] Morgan placed second in the Democratic primary with 14.31% of the vote.[7]

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  1. ^ a b Boughton, Melissa (2016-11-09). "Election brings Democratic majority to N.C. Supreme Court with Mike Morgan win". NC Policy Watch.
  2. ^ North Carolina County Marriages
  4. ^ https://www.carolinajournal.com/justice-morgan-will-not-seek-re-election-opening-nc-supreme-court-race-in-24/
  5. ^ Fain, Travis (2023-08-24). "NC Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan, a possible gubernatorial candidate, stepping down early". WRAL News.
  6. ^ Vaughan, Dawn Baumgartner (September 12, 2023). "A second prominent Democrat is entering the race for North Carolina governor in 2024". The News & Observer. Retrieved December 21, 2023.
  7. ^ "03/05/2024 UNOFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - STATEWIDE". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 6 March 2024.
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Preceded by Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Succeeded by