Vote Barron Thompson for Judge on November 3
A life-long conservative, Barron Thompson was born and raised in North Carolina. He was the first in his family to attend college and attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, and was one of only five Governor James G. Martin College Scholars. While at UNCG, Barron received the Honors Student Excellence Award, UNCG’s highest student award, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Barron received a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in Political Science in 2001.
After graduation, Barron taught high school Social Studies for five years before entering the Charter Class of the Elon University School of Law. Barron graduated having completed all four legal concentrations, General, Litigation, Business, and Public, and earned his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2009. Barron has been practicing law in Asheboro since August 2009. He has represented clients in Civil District Court, Family Court, Criminal District Administrative Court, Criminal District Court, Civil Superior Court, the NC Human Rights Commission, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, proceedings before Clerks of Superior Court, zoning matters before the Asheboro City Council, Courts and legal matters in Randolph, Guilford, Forsyth, Davidson, Montgomery, Moore, Wake, Iredell, Richmond, and Johnston Counties, real estate transactions, estate planning, arbitrations, and mediations. In December 2018, Barron was appointed as a District Court Arbitrator. Barron has more years of service as a North Carolina-licensed practicing attorney than any currently sitting elected District Court Judge in Randolph County prior to their election. Barron has the experience to serve in Randolph County.
Barron has been married to his wife, Emily Houston Thompson, a Randolph County native and 1998 Southwestern Randolph High School graduate, since 2004. They have two children and a brand new Golden Retriever puppy. They are active members of Fayetteville Street Baptist Church, where Barron has served as an ordained Deacon, an ex officio member of the School Board of Fayetteville Street Christian School, lay preacher, AWANA worker, and assistant Elementary soccer coach.
In his free time, Barron enjoys spending time with family, attending his kids’ athletic events, and traveling.
Barron also has a proven record of public service. In addition to teaching, the Randolph County Republican Party appointed Barron to serve two terms on the Randolph County Board of Elections. During his tenure, the Board advocated for new, more reliable voting equipment, expanded early voting hours, and secured a larger office and early voting site to better serve the voters of Randolph County. Since 2019, Barron has served as an adjunct professor in the Political Science Department at UNCG teaching Introduction to Law.
Barron is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the 19B Judicial District Bar, the Randolph County Bar Association, a former member of the Elections Boards Association of North Carolina, and a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association.
Beyond legal and life experience, it requires three things to be a good public servant. As a man of faith, Barron believes in the guidance of Micah 6:8 – to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly. Judges are called to administer justice – not to make the law, but to apply it evenly to all people. Justice, however, must be tempered with mercy, and a good judge must understand when and how to administer it. All public servants also must walk humbly. No one is above the law or better than his fellow citizen. The judge listens to the arguments and reads and applies the law. If selected as our District Court Judge, Barron will ensure the fair interpretation and application of our laws without bias or legislating from the bench. Barron will do justice, tempered by mercy, and walk humbly. Barron Thompson is prepared to serve as our next District Court Judge.