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Legal Career and Experience

  • US Supreme Court, 1998-Present
  • Eastern District NC, 1998-Present
  • Fifth Judicial District Bar, 1991-Present
  • Elected District Court Judge of New Hanover and Pender Counties, 2004-Present
  • Appointed to the New Hanover County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, 2003-2004
  • Appointed to the New Hanover County Criminal Justice Partnership Board, 2003-2004
  • Elected by fellow attorneys to the Fifth Judicial District Board of Trustees, 2003-2009
  • President of the Fifth Judicial District Board of Trustees, 2007-2008

Civic

  • USS NC Battleship Commission, 1993-2001 & 2012 to Present
  • Judge Ray was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory as the 1st Woman Chairman of the USS NC Battleship Commission 2015-2016
  • Cape Fear Museum Board, 1997-2003 & 2017 to Present
  • New Hanover County Commission for Women, Board of Trustees 1999-2004
  • Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts, Inc., Board of Trustees, 1999-2004
  • Junior Sorosis, 1998-2003
  • Junior League, 1994-1997
  • Wilmington Central Rotary, 2003-2010
    • Wilmington Rotary President 2007-2008
    • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Cape Fear United Way Board of Trustees, 2002-2004
  • Wilmington Jaycees, 1995-2004
  • Wilmington Downtown Board of Trustees, 2003-2004
  • Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, 2003-2004
  • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, 1993-2008
  • Cape Fear Soccer Association Board Member 2007-2010
  • Airlie Gardens Board of Directors 2013 to Present (Vice President 2017-2019)

Political

  • Member New Hanover County Republican Party
  • Precinct Chairman
  • Member New Hanover County Republican Party Executive Committee
  • Member Lower Cape Fear Republican Woman's Club (President)
  • Member North Carolina Federated Republican Women 
  • Member National Federation of Republican Woman

Candidate for the North Carolina Court of Appeals seat currently held by Justice Ann Calabria, who has announced she will not be running for re-election. 


Paid for By Sandra Ray for NC Court of Appeals
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