Harriss files for second term on bench


District Court Judge Meader Harriss of Edenton announced Friday he is seeking a second term on the bench in the First Judicial District.


From staff reports

Saturday, June 23, 2018

EDENTON — District Court Judge Meader Harriss filed Friday to seek a second term in this fall’s general election.

Harriss, who was first elected in 2014, serves on the bench in the seven-county First Judicial District that includes Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans counties. 

“I am committed to serving the citizens of the First Judicial District and the fair and impartial administration of justice in our great state,” Harriss said in a press release.

As a District Court judge, Harriss presides over criminal, civil, family, juvenile delinquency and matters involving the abuse/neglect/dependency of children. Harriss also serves on the Judicial Attendance Councils for Chowan and Perquimans counties and as a judge and adviser for the Chowan County Teen Court.

Harriss serves as a member of the North Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense Juvenile Committee, and is a member of the N.C. Juvenile Defender Advisory Committee.

Harriss also has served as a faculty member of the University of North Carolina School of Government’s Advanced Parent Defender Training program and was an invited speaker to the UNC School of Government 2011 Juvenile Defender Annual Conference.

Harriss lives in Edenton with his wife, Jennifer, and two sons.