Jeff Carpenter is Senior Resident Superior Court Judge for Union County. Judge Carpenter presides over the Criminal and Civil Superior Courts of Union County. Judge Carpenter also holds Court in other counties within the Third Superior Court Division on rotation.
Judge Carpenter is a former North Carolina State Trooper and trial attorney. He was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court bench in Union County by Governor Pat McCrory in 2016. Judge Carpenter was elected to serve an 8-year term as resident Superior Court Judge for Union county in November of 2016. Judge Carpenter is running for the North Carolina Court of Appeals in the 2020 election cycle.