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Gavenus Endorsed by State and Local Fraternal Order of Police

posted Sep 30, 2010, 1:12 PM by Gary Gavenus   [ updated Sep 30, 2010, 1:25 PM ]



September 28, 2010  Gary Gavenus, Assistant District Attorney and candidate for Superior Court Judge in the 24th Judicial District, has received an official candidate endorsement in his election bid for Superior Court Judge from the North Carolina State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), as well as the Avery County and Watauga County Lodges.


“I am both humbled and honored by this news from such a distinguished group of law enforcement professionals,” said Gavenus.  “Members of the Avery and Watauga Lodges have worked with me for many years and my record of effectively executing my duties as an Assistant District Attorney is one that officers have come to expect from me. This endorsement signifies not only their trust in me as an Assistant District Attorney but also their confidence in my capabilities to successfully preside over Superior Court when I am elected as Judge.”


In his letter to Mr. Gavenus, Terry Mangum, State FOP President, had the following to say.  “During our State Biennial Conference in Rocky Mount on September 25th, the State Trustee from Watauga County Lodge 80 made a motion for the State Lodge to endorse you.  This Trustee spoke highly of your professionalism, integrity, and fairness in your position of Assistant District Attorney and in your dealings with the law enforcement professionals in your District.”


“We do not take the endorsements of elected candidates lightly and do not give them easily. However, the decision to endorse you was not difficult because of the support and wishes of the two FOP lodges in your District, Watauga County Lodge 80 and Avery County Lodge 91.  You are highly respected in your District and I am pleased to inform you that the endorsement vote was unanimous.”


The North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police represents more than 6,400 active and retired law enforcement officers from across the State of North Carolina from 59 Local Lodges.  For more information about the North Carolina State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police you can visit

Gary Gavenus,
Sep 30, 2010, 1:15 PM