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J.D., NC Central University School of Law
M.S., Criminal Justice, UNC Charlotte
B.S., Criminal Justice, UNC Chapel Hill

Legal/Judicial Experience:

  • Court Improvement Project Coordinator, Administrative Office of the Courts

  • Assistant District Attorney, Rowan County

  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Constitutional Law & Business Ethics, and Criminal Justice

  • Senior Associate County Attorney

Candidate Statement:

I currently serve as District Court Judge in Judicial District 26, serving Mecklenburg County, where my extensive legal experience is used to uphold the principles of impartiality and fairness. For over 30 years, I have served the state of North Carolina in various roles associated with the legal community. Each of those roles have been pivotal in shaping my decision-making, from a Probation Parole Officer to an Assistant District Attorney. As an elected District Court Judge I will continue to adhere to the established rule of law while considering all matters fairness and equality. I look forward to applying my legal expertise as a dedicated and committed public servant for the state of North Carolina.

Keith Smith


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