Greg Dority

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Greg Dority
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Candidate for
North Carolina Auditor
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University (1981)
ProfessionManaging Partner, Sterling Security
Personal website
Campaign website
Greg Dority was a 2012 Republican candidate for North Carolina Auditor in the 2012 elections. He finished second in the May 8th primary election and although he was legally entitled to request a primary runoff election, he elected not to do so. He stated on his Facebook campaign website that his decision was because of an "overwhelming need to bring [the Republican] party together and construct [their] best scenario for victory in November." He also noted that his chances of victory over leading candidate Debra Goldman in the runoff were not strong.[1][2]


Dority directed security at the ABC News Washington, DC bureau during the 1980s, leaving in 1991. He then worked in the security field and is currently Managing Partner of Sterling Security in Washington, North Carolina.[3]


  • Political Science major, North Carolina State University, 1981
  • Graduate studies, George Washington University



See also: North Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Dority ran for North Carolina Auditor in 2012. He faced Joseph Hank DeBragga, Debra Goldman, 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 Debra Goldman, were slated to head to a runoff on July 17,[4] but Dority declined the election, conceding the election to Goldman. Incumbent Beth Wood was unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.

North Carolina Auditor, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDebra Goldman 34.4% 235,914
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Dority 23.8% 163,528
Fern Shubert 18.4% 126,215
Rudy Wright 15.6% 107,323
Joseph Hank DeBragga 7.8% 53,727
Total Votes 686,707


Dority is a widower. He has a daughter.[3]

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