DARE Co., N.C. – Warren Judge, who was a candidate for a North Carolina state house race, has passed away, according to a statement released by his family.
Judge was a Dare County Commissioner and running for State Representative Paul Tine’s seat against Beverly Boswell.
His family released a statement Sunday:
Our hearts are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Warren C. Judge III. We are grateful for, and comforted by, all of Warren’s friends and supporters in Dare County, which he loved so dearly. It was one of the greatest honors of Warren’s life to serve as a Dare County Commissioner for the past sixteen years.
We are also grateful for Warren’s many new friends and supporters he made throughout NC House District 6 over the past year. Warren was looking forward to the opportunity to serve all of the citizens of House District 6 in the NC General Assembly.
We are immensely grateful for everyone’s prayers and words of comfort during this difficult time.
Judge was a Democratic candidate running for House District 6. The district includes parts of Washington, Dare, Beaufort, and Hyde counties.
Judge’s Facebook page said that the candidate fell ill Wednesday night and was undergoing treatment. According to WITN, a spokesperson for Norfolk Sentara General Hospital stated that Judge was patient in their heart hospital.