Casey Viser is a judge for Judicial District 26A of the North Carolina 5th Superior Court Division. He assumed office in 2016. His current term ends in 2020.
Judge Viser is running for re-election for the Judicial District 26A judge of the North Carolina 5th Superior Court Division.
Judge Viser was originally appointed in 2013 as a District Court Judge by Governor McCrory, and then appointed in 2015 as a Superior Court Judge, again by Governor McCrory, and was unanimously confirmed by the State House and Senate. Judge Viser presides over all felony criminal cases, and civil cases involving amounts in controversy of greater than $50,000. Judge Viser has presided over Superior Court in 46 of North Carolina's 100 counties.
The Hornet’s Nest Republican Men engages with conservative candidates and elected officials at all levels of government. “Superior Court Judges have tremendous impact in our communities and across our state”, said Dan Barry President of HNRM. “It is imperative the we send good conservative Constitutionalist to the Bench to help turn back the tide of judicial activism.” In 2018 and 2019 we saw the strategy of the Progressive Democrats of Sue Till Blue. They are using the Jury Box to do what they can’t do at the ballot box.
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of The Hornet's Nest Republican Men's Club. This is an organization founded by hard working conservative leaders, whose goal is to encourage active involvement in the community and make it better”, said Viser. “I am extremely proud to have their support."
Judge Viser is a native Charlottean, and lifelong resident of this Judicial District (26A). Judge Viser is married with three teenage children.
Judge Viser's official website link will be available soon. Find out more via his Facebook page:
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Sunny Panyanouvong-Rubeck, Candidate – Judge North Carolina 26th Judicial District
Sunny's parents understood that staying in Laos after the Secret War would mean raising their children in a communist regime. In 1980, they exchanged country and heritage for the idea of freedom.
The barefoot journey was long and treacherous. When Sunny's family reached the Mekong River, her crying grew louder. Her mom was afraid the noise would give away their position, so she kept feeding her, pill after pill, until she became silent. Luckily, her aunt realized the dosage given was too much for a toddler. She grabbed Sunny's limp body from her mother's arms and submerged her underneath the cold Mekong River, in order to revive her. Sunny's parents risked her life in order to give her a future.
Sunny would become the first person in her family to graduate college. She graduated magna cum laude from UCLA and later earned her Juris Doctorate from NCCU School of Law. While in law school, she joined the Veteran's Law Clinic and advocated for veterans who were injured during active duty. She is currently a supervisor with the Mecklenburg County Public Defender's Office where she has been practicing law for over a decade.
She and her husband, Ben, have been married for 10 years. They have lived in the same home in South Charlotte and enjoy biking along Little Sugar Creek Greenway that is within her neighborhood. During her spare time, she is often found finishing up a crafting project for one of her three nieces, two nephews, or goddaughter.
Sunny's story is about dedication, perseverance and achieving the American dream.
"I have worked in the Union County District Attorney’s Office for almost fourteen years; I have taught at several institutions at the college and professional level; and I served in the Special Litigation Section of the Department of Justice while I was in graduate school. I have made a career out of service to the State of North Carolina in many capacities, and I would like to continue this service as a Superior Court Judge.
I am originally from Stanly County. After high school I left Albemarle and subsequently graduated from UNC Charlotte in 1998 with a degree in Economics, English, and Political Science. Later I attended UNC Chapel Hill where I went to Law School and got a Phd in Economics."
"My wife Claire and I live in the Unionville area. We love the hometown community atmosphere where everyone seems to know each other. Claire is my rock, and her steadfast support and sense of humor help me in all areas, including my career and personal pursuits. We have a young man, Grooms, and a young lady, Lily, who attend Piedmont High School and Piedmont Middle School, respectively. I was born and raised in Indian Trail and I feel fortunate to call Union County my lifelong home.I am the proud son of Wayne and Mary Smith, who shaped me into the man I am today. Growing up they taught my sister, brother and me the importance of family and faith. They exemplified honesty, integrity, generosity and compassion. Growing up in our family-owned nursery, there was always plenty of work to do, which taught us discipline and a strong work ethic. I am fortunate to enjoy support from my family, Union County residents, law enforcement and the legal community.
When I am not working or spending time with my family, I love to work out. I participate in Spartan Obstacle Course racing. I travel around the country to participate in these endurance events. Racing has taught me how to push beyond my perceived limits to accomplish things I never thought possible. Our family loves to travel. We enjoy working in the yard and the occasional “friendly” game of Cornhole or basketball. My wife and I love to try out new restaurants. However, we do have a favorite spot in Monroe that we visit often."