Judy Krahenbuhl

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Judy Krahenbuhl
Former candidate for
North Carolina State Senate, District 1
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington
Personal website
Campaign website
Judy Krahenbuhl was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 1 of the North Carolina State Senate.

She served as Vice President of the Dare County League of Women Voters and as Chairman of the Dare County Democratic Party.[1]


Krahenbuhl earned her B.A. with a double major in Communications and History from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her M.A. from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher, and as a school administrator in both k-12 public schools and at a non-profit organization.[1]


Campaign themes


Krahenbuhl's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]


  • Excerpt: "I will promote a strong, quality focused public education system in North Carolina."

Citizen's rights

  • Excerpt: "As a former U.S. History and Civics teacher who spent years in the classroom encouraging and celebrating our young people’s participation in our voting system I am appalled at the current actions of the N. C. legislature and governor. My goal, if elected as the Senator for District 1, is to repeal or change the major discriminatory sections of this law, which purposely attempts to deny voting rights to minorities, the young and the poor."


  • Excerpt: "What is needed is a return to equity in taxation through a return to an actual progressive tax system. When I taught economics to my students, the concept of fairness and practicality using progressive taxation in a successful democracy was evident. I was able to prove through historical example the effectiveness of that system of taxation. If elected I will work with all members of the Senate to bring about the needed change from our current unfair and dangerous tax laws."


  • Excerpt: "If elected I will fight to protect our delicate environment from the many threats posed by the current Republican leaders."


  • Excerpt: "If elected as senator for District 1, I will focus on both increasing access to education and technology as a way to bring about those much needed jobs. I will also research and work to assist in ways to support our areas small businesses, which are the backbone of the N.C. economy."



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Bill Cook was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Stan White defeated Judy Krahenbuhl in the Democratic primary. Cook defeated White in the general election.[3][4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cook Incumbent 53.5% 32,143
     Democratic Stan White 46.5% 27,957
Total Votes 60,100
North Carolina State Senate, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStan White 75.9% 9,828
Judy Krahenbuhl 24.1% 3,127
Total Votes 12,955


Krahenbuhl has two children.[1]

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