Candidates will be paying a lot of attention to the activities at the Old Guilford County Court House on Nov. 8.
However, one candidate will likely be focused on the activities in Guilford County Courthouse on Monday, Sept. 12, particularly the activities in Courtroom GB1C.
Sherrie Young, the Democratic candidate in the District 59 state House race, has a Sept. 12 court date for charges that were filed on Nov. 7, 2021.
Young is challenging Republican incumbent District 59 state Rep. Jon Hardister in the November election. Hardister is running for his sixth term in the House and is currently the House majority whip.
According to the Guilford County Court calendar, on Sept. 12 Young will be facing charges of discharging a firearm in the city and “go armed to terror of people.”
According to the Greensboro Police Department report, Young was arrested at 9:22 p.m on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 at 5315 Ian Dr. for discharging a handgun. She reportedly had threatened people with a handgun and fired it within 150 feet of a residence.
Research shows that Young has a history of having charges dismissed. In the past she has been charged with hit and run, failure to burn headlights, failure to wear a seatbelt, possession of an open container, carrying a concealed weapon and injury to real property – and all those charges were dismissed.
Young won the District 59 state House Democratic primary on May 17 over Eddie Aday with 75 percent of the vote. It was a remarkable vote total when you consider that the Rhino Times could find no visible signs of a Young campaign. Young had no campaign website and several District 59 voters reported they had seen no evidence of campaign activity.
According to Young’s campaign finance report filed with the North Carolina Board of Elections on April 6, 2022, Young also didn’t spend a dime on her campaign. Young donated $140 to her campaign and then paid herself $140 for “holding public office expenses.”
The most recent campaign finance report filings list both contributions and disbursements as $0.
Young was amazingly successful in the primary without spending any money on her campaign. With zero dollars in her campaign account as Nov. 8 approaches, it would appear Young plans to stick with her successful strategy.