North Carolina Commissioner of Labor

Employer / Organization

North Carolina

Next Election

Nov 08, 2016

Filing Window

Feb 24, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016


The North Carolina Commissioner of Labor is an elected state executive position in the North Carolina state government. The commissioner of labor is the head of the North Carolina Department of Labor, and is a member of the Council of State. The commissioner has broad powers over the department, which promotes the "health, safety and general well-being" of the workers of the state. The commissioner of labor heads the Department of Labor, whose main duty is promoting the "health, safety and general welfare" of the workers on North Carolina. The commissioner has broad regulatory and enforcement powers in order to carry out the duties of the department, and also serves on the Council of State. The mission statement is as follows: "To foster a safe, healthy, fair and productive North Carolina by: Providing responsive, effective and efficient services; Providing and encouraging quality education and training; Administering consistently and fairly our regulatory mandates; Enhancing public confidence in the Department of Labor." The salary for this position is $124,676/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the North Carolina State Board of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Gather the appropriate candidacy filing petition from the North Carolina State Board of Elections or your county board of elections. County boards are the filing agency for State Senators, Members of the State House of Representatives and all county and local/municipal offices. For all other offices, the petitions are to be filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. 2) To run for office by petition, you must first file a Petition request from your applicable filing office. The number of signatures, deadlines and other information can be found here: 3) If you are running in a multi county district, nomination petitions are due to County Election Boards (CBEs) for authentication 15 days before they are due to the North Carolina State Board of Election. If you are running in a single county district, you must submit all filing forms to your local County Election Board accompanied with authenticated nominating papers by the last Friday in June in order to appear on the general election ballot in November. These forms must be submitted by noon. If you have any questions please contact the North Carolina State Board of Elections by phone at (919) 733-7173.

Submit application to:
North Carolina State Board of Elections, PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC, 27611, US