by Bob Geary
Reps. Rosa Gill and Darren Jackson, both D-Wake, have Democratic primary challengers this year. Gill's opponent (again) is Bernard Allen II. Jackson is up against Don Mial and Michael Slawter. Today, Gill and Jackson were two of the 10 candidates statewide endorsed by the N.C. League of Conservation Voters PAC in primary races. Gill and Jackson received the group's Green Tie award in 2011 and were among the legislators with the best — according to the NCLVC scorecard — voting records in 2012.
Gill is running for the second time in District 33 (Southeast Raleigh). She was appointed to this seat in 2009, filling a vacancy. A retired teacher, she served on the Wake County Board of Education for 10 years.
Jackson, similarly, is running for the second time in District 39 (eastern Wake) after taking the seats by appointment in 2009. He's a practicing attorney.
The endorsements were announced by NCLCV Board President Nina Szlosberg-Landis. She said NCLCV "helps elect lawmakers that share our values of protecting this great state and then holds them accountable for their votes once elected."