Mike Silver announces his candidacy for district court judge

Mike Silver and family

Mike Silver announces his candidacy for district court judge
July 18
00:00 2019

Deputy Commissioner Mike Silver has announced his candidacy for Forsyth County District Court judge to fill the seat being vacated by the Honorable Laurie Hutchins. The election will be on November 3, 2020.

“I believe my legal experience, leadership abilities, and community involvement make me the ideal candidate to fairly serve the people of Forsyth County as their next District Court judge.” 

Silver is currently a deputy commissioner with the North Carolina Industrial Commission, where he makes judicial rulings for workers’ compensation cases and other administrative claims. To date, Silver has issued over 100 opinions for trials heard before him. 

Silver previously served for eight years as an assistant district attorney in the Forsyth County District Attorney’s office. In addition, he taught criminal justice at Winston-Salem State University and Forsyth Technical Community College. He earned a law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law, a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from North Carolina A&T State University.

Silver currently serves on the board of directors for the RiverRun International Film Festival, Trellis Supportive Care Leadership Council, and the Forsyth County Bar Association. He is an active big brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters and was a 2017 recipient of The Chronicle’s Community Service award. Silver resides in Winston-Salem with his wife, Dara, and their two children, Miriam and Israel.

To learn more about Mike Silver’s campaign, please visit Follow him on Facebook at: and follow him on Instagram at: @mikesilverforjudge

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