NC District Court Judge: District 21


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Bo Dalrymple, Managing Editor

Professional attorneys who reside in the district that are elected to hear civil, criminal, and juvenile cases from Forsyth County. The race for district 21 is between Whit Davis (Democratic Party) and Mike Silver (Republican Party).


Mike Silver:

Education– Earned his Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from North Carolina A&T State University and taught 5th grade at an elementary school in High Point, NC. He later earned his law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

ExperienceCurrently serves as Deputy Commissioner with 4 years of experience. Previously served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted over 45 felony trials ranging from drug offenses to homicides, with 8 years of experience. He has successfully litigated felony cases leading to over 750 felony convictions, and has written 99 opinions as an Administrative Law Judge.


Whit Davis:

Education Received a degree in environmental science and policy from Duke University. Attended law school at Tulane University where he worked as a student-attorney.

ExperienceServed as an Assistant Public Defender with 7 years of experience.

Goals– Through previous work, he aims to be an advocate for the rule of law and the basic tenets of justice and fairness for all. He hopes to demonstrate neutrality and a balanced approach.




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