2014 Political Endorsements

North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police

1500 Walnut St.

Cary, North Carolina 27511

August 30, 2014




Randy Hagler, President of the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police, announced the organization’s endorsements in the statewide political races at the conclusion of the organizations 2014 Biennial Conference held in Durham, NC

For a candidate to receive the endorsement of the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police, he or she must receive a majority vote of the delegates attending the State Conference.  Unlike many law enforcement organizations in this state, the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police’s endorsements are the decision of its members and not just a small handful of members.

North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police proudly endorses the following candidates:

United State Senate

Thom Tillis

Both candidates for the United States Senate were contacted and invited to address the delegates attending the 22nd Biennial Conference of the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police.  Only Thom Tillis attended and address the delegates and answered questions from the floor at the conclusion of his remarks.  Additionally, FOP members that make up our Endorsement Committee sat down with each judicial candidate seeking our endorsement and discussed issues important to law enforcement prior to the endorsement process.


Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court

Chief Justice Mark Martin


North Carolina Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

James Ervin IV

Eric L. Levinson

Michael L. Robinson



North Carolina Court of Appeals

John M. Tyson

William “Bill” Southern


Note:  There was no endorsement for the NC Court of Appeals in the race between Mark Davis and Paul Holcombe because both candidates were acceptable to the Endorsement Committee and the delegates.