|North Carolina Auditor|
|Wake County School Board|
|Bachelor's||Penn State (1986)|
|Date of birth||May 17, 1963|
Goldman currently serves as a member of the Wake County Board of Education, a position she was first elected to in 2009.
- Pennsylvania State University, 1986
Goldman announces her 2012 campaign for Auditor
Goldman ran for North Carolina Auditor in 2012. She faced Joseph Hank DeBragga, Greg Dority, Fern Shubert and Rudy Wright in the Republican primary on May 8. Since no candidate received more than 40 percent the top two vote-getters, Dority and Goldman, were slated to head to a runoff on July 17, but Dority declined the runoff and conceded the election to Goldman. Incumbent Beth Wood was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Goldman lost to Wood in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina State Auditor General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Beth Wood Incumbent||53.7%||2,299,541|
|Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.|
|North Carolina Auditor, Republican Primary, 2012|
|Joseph Hank DeBragga||7.8%||53,727|
The official North Carolina State Board of Elections voting guide listed the following endorsements:
- Sheriff B.J. Barnes, Guilford County
- Sheriff George Erwin, Retired, Henderson County
- Mayor Dick Sears, Holly Springs
- Owen Etheridge, Currituck County Commissioner
- A.L. "Buddy" Collins, Forsyth County Board of Education
- Claude E. Pope, Jr.
- Phil Matthews, Wake County Commissioner
- Former State Senator Dennis Davis
- Mayor Frank Eagles, Rolesville
Goldman lost the election to the position of North Carolina Auditor in 2012. During that election cycle, Goldman raised a total of $24,817.
|North Carolina Auditor 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Debra Goldman's campaign in 2012|
|James A. Pope||$2,000|
|North Carolina Republican Party||$1,300|
|Campaign to Elect Debra Goldman||$1,244|
|Highpoint Township Republicans||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$24,817|
|Source:Follow the Money|
On October 21, 2012, The News & Observer ran a story regarding a police report wherein Goldman named Chris Malone, who she served with on the Wake County school board, as a suspect in the burglary of her home in 2010. The source of the police report was unknown and Republican officials questioned the timing of its release so close to the November 6 general election.
According to the report, in June 2010 Goldman called police saying her home was broken into and $100,000 in jewelry, $20,000 in cash and $10,000 in collectible coins was stolen. Goldman said she kept the cash in a "ratty pink backpack" in her bedroom because "she found it very difficult" to get money right after the terrorist attacks of September 11.
Goldman named Malone, who was later cleared, as a suspect in subsequent interviews. According to Goldman, she resisted romantic advances by Malone for several months, while Malone has said they had a "very heated" relationship.
After the news story broke, Goldman issued a statement, saying, “I am continuing my campaign for state auditor, and I am saddened that I have to even dignify these reports with a response. This is all I will say regarding this issue, and I consider the matter closed.”
- Official campaign website
- Debra Goldman on Facebook
- Debra Goldman on Twitter
- Debra Goldman on LinkedIn
- Goldman's answers to Indy Week's candidate questionnaire
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Debra Goldman for State Auditor, "Homepage," accessed February 28, 2012
- Reflector, "GOP slot for NC auditor heads for summer runoff," May 9, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 General Election Voter Guide," accessed September 25, 2012
- News and Observer, "Fallout over Goldman-Malone drama uncertain," October 21, 2012
- Charlotte Observer, "State GOP distancing from Goldman," October 23, 2012 (dead link)