District 29 is an open seat after incumbent Republican Cathy Dunn opted not to seek reelection. Two Republicans are running in the May primary to replace her: Sam Watford, already a Republican member of the NC House, and Eddie Gallimore, a perennial candidate and the former president of the Davidson County Tea Party who ran unsuccessfully for the senate in 2012, 2014, and 2016. Watford
|Cheraton and Brad with their three girls|
Democrat Cheraton Love has a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Wake Forest University and is the Dean of first-year students at Winston-Salem State University and also teaches biology there. This is her first run for public office. Cheraton has been the president of the PTA at Thomasville Primary School, and she serves on the board of two nonprofits, Davidson County Community Action and Arts Davidson County. Cheraton and her husband Brad and their three daughters, Zoe, Lily, and Rosie, live in Thomasville.
Her campaign website puts education first as an issue, followed closely by expanding healthcare to all and a more nebulous "establish a sustainable workforce." She is well educated and well qualified to make some better choices for North Carolina and to end the one-man dictatorship of Senate President Phil Berger.