Kent Harrell Endorsed by NHC GOP

Kent Harrell Endorsed by Pender and New Hanover GOP


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October 6, 2016

Kent Harrell endorsed by Pender and New Hanover GOP.

Wilmington, NC – On Thursday, October 6th, 2016 Members of the Executive Committees of the Pender and New Hanover County Republican Parties for Judicial District 5B voted to endorse Kent Harrell in the judicial race for Superior Court Judge District 5B.

District 5B includes most of Pender County and a northern section of New Hanover County. The vacancy followed the announced retirement of long-serving Superior Court Judge W. Allen Cobb, Jr. in the summer of 2016 after serving over 25 years on the bench.

Harrell’s campaign website states “I have devoted my life to service to this community and believe that serving as the Superior Court Judge for this district is an opportunity to use my abilities and gifts to continue to serve in a role that will impact lives for many years to come.”

Kent Harrell is an attorney in private practice with twenty years of experience in criminal and civil litigation. Harrell was recognized in 2014 as a Leader in the Law for the State of North Carolina by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, a statewide legal publication, and was also recognized in 2013 as the Pender County Volunteer Citizen of the Year.   

Mr. Harrell serves on the Executive Board for the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America, is District Chairman for Pender and northern New Hanover County, has been recognized as Cub Scout Leader of the Year and serves on the Troop Committee for Troop 242 in Burgaw. He has also served on the board of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council in Pender County for over ten years and is actively involved in the Teen Court program.  

Mr. Harrell chairs the scholarship committee for the Burgaw Rotary Club and serves as the club’s liaison for the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference for high school juniors. He serves on the Parent Advisory Council and the Athletic Booster Club board for Heide Trask High School, and has been a coach and sponsor of youth sports programs in the community for many years.  Kent and his wife Mandy, a school counselor in the Pender County School System have been married for 21 years and they have two children, ages 16 and 14.