JOHN S. ARROWOOD
Place of Residence: Charlotte, N.C.
Education: University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, J.D. 1982; Catawba College, B.A. Magna Cum Laude 1979; Hudson High School, Hudson, N.C. 1975
Employer: James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.
Date Admitted to the Bar: 1982
Legal/judicial Experience: Judge, N.C. Court of Appeals, 2007-2008; Special Superior Court Judge, 2007; James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A., 1989-2007; 2009-present (A.V. rated by Martindale-Hubble; Arbitrator with American Arbitration Association); Research Assistant to Judge Gerald Arnold, Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Director, N.C. Court of Appeals, 1983-1989; Wilson, Palmer & Cannon, 1982-1983; North Carolina Banking Commission, 1995-2001; North Carolina Rules Review Commission, 1999-2001; North Carolina Election Law Review Commission, 1994-1995; Attorney Generals’ Advisory Commission on Statutes, 1995
Candidate Statement: It was an honor to serve you on the Court of Appeals in 2007-2008, during which time I authored 118 opinions. My record reflects that I administered justice equally, fairly, and without favoritism, and I will do so again if elected.
My life experiences, judicial service, 23 years of representing individuals and businesses in private practice, together with my community, civic, and religious involvement, make me uniquely qualified to serve you again.
A native North Carolinian, I lived my early life in rural Yancey County. My parents died when I was 15, and I went to live with my brother, a Highway Patrolman, in Lenoir. I was educated in our public schools and obtained my law degree from Carolina.
I ask for your support and vote.
John S. Arrowood: Experience. Fairness. Integrity.