Welcome to my campaign website. I hope you enjoy your stay. You'll learn more about me, why this election is important, and about my judicial philosophy. My philosophy can be summed up in one word: fairness.
My job as a Court of Appeals judge is to settle the disputes that come before me and to do so impartially. There are business disputes, liberty disputes, and the dark stories of crimes committed across this great state. I hear the arguments, review the cases, and render an opinion with my colleagues at the Court of Appeals with one goal in mind: to treat every party fairly in the eyes of the law.
I love my job. I am honored and privileged to have served as a Court of Appeals Judge since 2008, and to have also served as a Justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court. I hope you will join me on this great adventure and I appreciate your support.
Judge Hunter was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. His father was a building contractor and part owner of King-Hunter Construction Company. His mother was a former school teacher. He has one brother John who resides in Red Springs, N.C. at the family home. He is married to Susan Awbrey Hunter, a former first grade teacher at the Greensboro Day School. She is now a licensed professional counselor. Together they have three sons. Robert N. Hunter III of Alpharetta, Georgia is a computer engineer. Christopher Awbrey Steele of Greensboro is self-employed with his own disaster remediation company and is married to Jennifer Steele and has one child and three step-children. Alan Baret Steele of Greensboro, N.C. is a nurse and electrician and is married to Laurie Steele and they have one child.
Judge Hunter was baptized and until moving to Raleigh was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro where he served as a Sunday School teacher and scout leader. He and Susan were married at First Presbyterian in 1997. During his time in Greensboro he worked with Kairos Prison Ministry, a non-denomination men’s group, putting on evangelical programs for inmates at Central Prison. Judge Hunter and his wife are graduates of the Servant Leadership School in Greensboro sponsored by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Since moving to Raleigh for work Judge Hunter’s family attend Christ Episcopal Church and in Morehead attend St. Andrews Episcopal Church where his wife has her membership.
Judge Hunter has served both on the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the North Carolina Court of Appeals since 2009. Before beginning his public service on these courts, he was in private practice in Greensboro, North Carolina with several private firms including Hunter, Higgins, Miles Elam and Benjamin and Patton, Boggs LLC.
During his 35 years in private practice he served as Deputy Attorney General, Chairman of the State Board of Elections, Public Administrator for Guilford County and member of the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council.
Judge Hunter has served as an adjunct professor at UNC-Greensboro Business School, Wake Forest University Law School, Elon Law School, and N.C. Central Law School. He is currently serving on the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System. He has served as a speaker in numerous continuing legal education seminars.In 2011 he received an award from the Advocates for Justice for Outstanding Appellate Judge of the Year and has received the McNeill Smith award from the NC Bar Association Committee on Constitutional Law and Individual Rights.
Judge Hunter attended Greensboro Public Schools and graduated from Walter Hines Page High School. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. Subsequently he attended law school at UNC were he received his Juris Doctor Degree. In 2015, Judge Hunter received an LLM degree from Duke University in Judicial Studies.