[Spectacular Magazine] Aminah Thompson And Kevin Jones Unseat Incumbents In Durham County Primary

DURHAM, NC – Aminah Thompson, Durham County Magistrate, has earned the Democratic nomination for Durham County Clerk of Superior Court. Kevin E. Jones has won the primary election for Durham County District Court Judge District 14 Seat 03. Both candidates were led by campaign manager Cassandra Stokes, with Ty Williams serving as an advisor to Jones.


Challenging well-liked 20-year incumbent Archie Smith, Thompson and her team, knew they were in for a fight. But with an astounding 65.33% of the votes and no challenger on the November ballot, Thompson is the presumptive winner. Thompson will be the first African American elected to this position.

“All I can say is thank you. Thank you for your support, your time, your prayers, and your vote. Over the last 6 months, I have connected with friends, neighbors, and community leaders. You have shared with me your stories, your concerns, and your expectations. I look forward to being a part of the much-needed change in our courts and our community. Now the hard work begins,” said Thompson.

 As Clerk of Superior Court, Thompson will:

  •       Focus on decreasing land loss in historically underrepresented communities
  •       Reassess outdated methods to enhance the effectiveness of court operation
  •       Exemplify fairness and build confidence in the judiciary
  •       Ensure equal access to the court system and its resources

Learn more about Thompson’s vision for Durham here:


Jones successfully unseated incumbent Chief District Court Judge Pat Evans by obtaining 72.50% of the votes. Kevin Jones was endorsed by the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, The Durham People’s Alliance, NC Equality, and the Indy Newspaper.

“I say we won because what was just accomplished was truly a collective effort!  The support for this campaign’s mission to Pursue Greater Justice for the citizens of Durham was more than I can ever imagine!  We knew from the beginning that this was a monumental task!  We didn’t faint!  We rolled up our sleeves and got to work. Everyone who committed to this mission understood what was at stake.  I am forever grateful for the courageous step you all have taken,” Jones said.