Warren Judge, commissioner for Dare County and a candidate in a tight race for the N.C. District 6 House seat that includes Ocracoke, has been hospitalized in Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Va., and diagnosed with a heart attack.
According to his Warren Judge for NC House website, the following statement was posted earlier today:
“Last night, Warren fell ill and was transported to a Virginia hospital where he is undergoing tests and treatment. He is receiving the best care possible and more information will be provided when available. Please send him good thoughts and prayers.”
Judge is a Democrat who has been on the Dare County Board of Commissioners for 16 years and is running against Republican and fellow commissioner, Beverly Boswell, for the seat being vacated by Rep. Paul Tine, unaffiliated, of Kitty Hawk.
Judge has visited Ocracoke several times campaigning for this seat.
A profile on him was published in the Ocracoke Observer and posted this morning here.
We will report on his status as more details come forward.
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