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Councilwoman, Courtney Banks-McLaughlin, File for Candidacy for NC State Representative, District 42

Fayetteville City Councilwoman Courtney Banks-McLaughlin has officially filed for candidacy to run for NC State Representative District 42 in the 2024 election. The first day of candidacy took in effect on Monday, December 4th at noon and will be effective until December 15th (noon). Her loved ones were present to witness and celebrate this groundbreaking moment.

Banks-McLaughlin had previously announced to the Exclusive Press on November 21st her bid to run for NC State Representative, District 42, before making it official. During the previous interview, she shared the following: “I want to continue to serve as a representative not only for the city of Fayetteville but for the great state of North Carolina.”

She shared that she’s looking forward to serving the citizens more as she brings transparency, policy decision-making ability, and community visibility to North Carolina. She also wants to return investment and resources to District 42, which serves Spring Lake, Fort Liberty, and the western part of Fayetteville.

Cumberland County Board of Elections; Photo Credit: Tracey Morrison/The Exclusive Press

Today at 6 p.m., Banks-McLaughlin will be sworn in for her 3rd term on City Council, which she won last month.

She will serve as a Democratic candidate in the primary election. According to the Fayetteville Observer, Leonard L. Bryant filed as a Republican candidate, and Mike Colvin (brother of Mayor Mitch Colvin), and former Rep. Elmer Floyd filed as Democratic candidates. Whoever wins the primary in March 4, 2024 will advance to the general election.

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