Demonstrated through a lifelong commitment to Durham.
Citizens for Judge Jim Hardin is pleased to announce that one of Durham County’s four Resident Superior Court Judges, the Honorable James E. “Jim” Hardin, Jr., will seek re-election to retain his seat on November 6, 2018. Describing why he is seeking re-election, Judge Hardin has said: “I grew up being taught that each of us should perform public service in our community to make it a better, more welcoming, and safe place for everyone. Serving the public comes in many forms, whether in one’s place of worship, civic club, or vocation. As we perform service in our community, we should strive to use our talents, interests, and aptitudes to the best of our ability. Serving in the justice system for the last 35 years as I have has allowed me to meet, what I believe is, my civic obligation to the community where I was born and raised and I wish to continue.”
As a prosecutor in Durham County, Jim Hardin acted as lead counsel in approximately 100 jury trials, several of which represent the most notorious cases in Durham history.
As a Superior Court Judge and Military Judge with the U.S. Army, Judge Hardin has presided over more than 200 criminal and civil jury trials, showing that he is the most uniquely qualified and experienced candidate seeking this position.
With 35 plus years serving as a Superior Court Judge, a litigator, an Army Officer, and as an elected policymaker for our judicial district, Judge Hardin clearly demonstrates that he has the strongest credentials to successfully serve Durham as a Resident Superior Court Judge.
Succinctly stated, Judge Hardin has spent 35-plus years of his professional life in the courtrooms of 60 counties of our state while serving the community where he was born and raised. Judge Hardin wishes to continue in this service.