Tess Judge is a successful businesswoman and respected community leader with a passion for public service. Tess is running because she wants to do her part to ensure the people of Northeastern North Carolina have exceptional educational opportunities, better access to health care and more money in their pockets.


She will be a tireless representative who will listen to all people across the eleven counties in Northeastern NC and will advocate on their behalf. 


Tess has spent years running successful small businesses - through good times and bad. She is well aware of how vital fishing, farming, and tourism are to District 1, and has the experience, resolve, and skills needed to represent the individuals who work in these industries while protecting the land and water resources needed to make their businesses viable.


Tess and her late husband, Warren, moved to Northeastern North Carolina from Jamestown, NC, in 1989. In 2011, they were named Co-Citizens of the Year by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. Tess has served on many public, private and voluntary sector boards and is heavily active in her church and across many civic organizations. Her most gratifying act of service, however, is as a mom to her four children and grandmother to ten grandchildren.