The attorneys of the Wake County Bar have voted and I received enough votes to be in the top 5 names submitted to Governor Cooper.  Governor Cooper can consider those names but may appoint anyone he chooses that is a lawyer and resides in the district.  I hope he chooses me and I will keep you all updated.

I cannot express enough thanks for the support I have received in what must be the longest election ever! My favorite part of being a candidate was meeting the people in my community.

I was disappointed that the voices of more than 46,000 voters were not heard in my election but my lawsuit to have a different outcome was not successful.

Running for elected office is hard work, but it is worthy work, and work I intend to do again. There is nothing more important to me than being in service to the people of our State and community.

Thank you for your encouragement and your confidence in me! I fought hard to the end to serve you as your next District Court Judge.  I await Governor Cooper’s decision.


I'm Beth Tanner and I'm seeking to be your District Court Judge for District F


As a lawyer for more than a decade, I have practiced in general civil law, family law, constitutional law, and criminal law.


I have been a public servant since 2014 working on behalf of the State of North Carolina. I currently serve as the Associate Director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, a state agency charged with ensuring the innocent as well as the guilty receive justice.


In my current role as Associate Director, much like a judge, I am responsible for the neutral review of claims of innocence in a fair, impartial, and efficient manner.

It is necessary for judges to be experienced in the law, dedicated to the service of their community, and fair to the people who come before them.  That is my proven record.

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George solomon Endorses Beth Tanner for Judge

Former Director of Prisons
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Tammera Hill Endorses Beth Tanner for Judge

Recent Endorsements

"I have known Beth Tanner for 3 years and I worked closely with her on a variety of healthcare policy and practice matters. She is quick as a whip when it comes to her ability to pinpoint pivotal issues underlying a given challenge or argument, but takes the time to actively listen to others before drawing firm conclusions.  I have benefitted from her wealth of knowledge, sound reasoning ability, and ready willingness to approach issues with fairness and sensitivity.  She is a natural and trustworthy leader who energizes others by her sense of humor and passion for her work, all the while maintaining focus on the “big picture.”  I am absolutely thrilled that she has entered the race for this judgeship position!  I’m also certain anyone who truly knows her shares my elation."


Dr. Karen Steinour
Former Colleague & Fellow Public Servant.

"I have known Beth for seven years beginning when I partnered with her to address her daughter's needs as an early intervention specialist. Beth engages and communicates effectively to collaborate with a team taking charge when needed.  Beth is a problem solver and researcher.  She listens to other perspectives, asks clarifying questions and organizes a plan to address areas of weakness.  She seeks the latest research and compassionate parenting resources to learn and grow in her relationships with her daughters. Beth values strong family relationships and works to advocate to expand those relationships into the community.  Beth is dedicated and passionate making her the best candidate for judge."


Karen Beavers, M. Ed and RDI
Therapist, Apex, NC

 Beth Tanner Receives North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys' Endorsement for Wake County District Court Judge, District 10F


Beth Tanner states: "As a wife, a mother to two girls, and as the Associate Director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, I am acutely aware of the issues that impact women both in the legal system and otherwise. Some of my best mentors have been women attorneys, judges, and women in other professions who have supported me, raised me up, and taught me how to be a leader. Having the endorsement of the North Carolina Associate of Women Attorneys is incredibly valuable to me because NCAWA values support, encouragement, and mentorship of women attorneys so that women can be leaders throughout our state."


"Thank you to the Muslim American Public Affairs Counsel for your endorsement. I am ready to be fair, impartial, and dedicated as your next District Court Judge."

Muslim American Public Affairs Counsel