2020 Democratic Candidates

In the 2020 election in North Carolina, registered Dare County voters will cast ballots for the offices listed below. 

Dare County Candidates

NC Senate
Tess is running because she knows the people of Northeastern North Carolina deserve a tireless representative—one who listens to constituents, and advocates on their behalf.
NC House of Representatives

Tommy will expand affordable health care, restore public school funding to benefit our students, protect our environment – no offshore drilling, and promote fair redistricting.

Dare County Commissioner

Kathy McCullogh-Testa

Kathy will fight each & every day for every resident of Dare County. We know that we need to do things differently if we want change & progress. Kathy will be that change by bringing compassionate, visionary & inclusive leadership to the table. She has a strong history of building partnerships to strengthen and support our community.


Danny Couch

Danny brings a heart for all people of our shores and a wealth of knowledge of the history, heritage, social traditions and inner workings of county government to be one of the hardest working members and most knowledgeable on the board.
Amanda is running for county commissioner to bring diversity to our governing board. With years of experience in community boards and a lifetime of experience working on the water, Amanda is prepared to bridge wisdom and innovation on behalf of our county.
Dare County Board of Education At-Large

Charles Parker

Dare County Board of Education District 1

Bea Basnight

Bea’s long career as a classroom teacher at Manteo Elementary School enabled her to see first-hand the valuable and challenging experiences Dare County teachers offer every student. If we all work together we can ensure the highest quality education for all our students.

Dare County Board of Education

Jen Alexander wants to bring a unique perspective to the Dare County Board of Education that is not currently represented and increase transparency on the Board.

Other NC Candidates

North Carolina Senate

Cal Cunningham

Cal Cunningham is an Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, business leader, and former legislator who served as Vice Chairman of the Governor’s Crime Commission. He is running to serve as North Carolina’s next United States Senator.

Dr. Jen Mangrum

A public education should be the ultimate opportunity for every child in North Carolina, no matter what neighborhood they live in, or what they want to be when they grow up. That can’t happen without smart, equitable investment in our diverse school communities.