“This race is a free-for-all, and for that you can thank the legislature’s decision to eliminate judicial primaries. Fight candidates are on the ballot—two Democrats, two Republicans, and one with no party affiliation. Of them, we’re most drawn to Democrat Rebecca Edwards, a family law attorney who speaks openly about the abuse she suffered as a child and has chaired the N.C. Bar Association’s Family Law Council Children’s Issues Committee since 2014. Edwards has a powerful biography, having been on her own at age fifteen after growing up in an abusive and repressive environment. Fifteen years later, she earned her bachelor’s degree, then a law degree. Now she’s running for judge, pledging never to marginalize people and to keep people from falling through the system’s cracks. We believe she’ll bring to the bench empathy for those who wind up in her courtroom—and that’s an important trait.”- INDYWEEK