Standfield Brandon First African American Judge To Represent Rockingham County

Standfield Brandon First African American Judge To Represent Rockingham County

4:23pm Jul 01, 2019
Erica Standfield Brandon has been appointed District Court Judge. Image courtesy: Erica Standfield Brandon

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed a new District Court judge. Erica Standfield Brandon has been a state prosecutor in the Rockingham County District Attorney’s office for nearly a decade.

Standfield Brandon is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received her law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law.

According to The News & Record, she’s the first African American judge, elected or appointed, to represent Rockingham County. The 17A Judicial District also serves Caswell County. 

In a press release, Governor Roy Cooper says Standfield Brandon, “brings broad legal experience and a history of community engagement to the bench.”

The assistant district attorney will fill the seat of Judge Michael Gentry who is retiring. She and Gentry ran against one another for the same seat in November.

Standfield Brandon was nominated for consideration by a majority of her peers.  

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