My name is Samantha Cabe, and I am running for District Court Judge in Orange and Chatham Counties in a nonpartisan election in 2016.
I was born in western North Carolina near Bryson City, a small town much like the towns of Hillsborough and Pittsboro. I grew up on the Cherokee Indian Reservation where my grandparents operated Jenkins Grocery, one of the only grocery stores in our community for many years.
From my family, I learned the value of hard work, and I started my first job at the age of 14, busing tables at a busy diner in Cherokee. After graduating Swain County High School, I attended Western Carolina University and worked at a small general practice law firm part time. It was working with that small town law firm that I first began to appreciate the struggles that ordinary people encountered negotiating our legal system, and I began to consider a career in law.
Upon graduation from WCU with a degree in Business Administration and Law in 1997, I married my husband, Drew Cabe, and I worked for a certified public accounting firm for two years before deciding to attend law school at the University of North Carolina.
In 1999, while I began law school, my husband began his career as a police officer with the town of Chapel Hill, and we began to put down roots in Orange County. I graduated from UNC School of Law in 2002 and worked for 12 years as a general practice attorney at Northern Blue, LLP in Chapel Hill. I opened my own law firm in 2013, where I represent clients in all areas of district court.
Seven years after I graduated from UNC School of Law, my husband and I began our family. I am now a working mother of two young boys, Ryan (7) and Cooper (5). Our family is involved with Cub Scouts, with our public schools, with my younger son’s preschool, and we are beginning to explore the world of youth sports.
Additionally, because I want my children to appreciate the importance of serving our community, I serve Orange County and
several non-profits as a volunteer. I am currently the Chair of the Orange County Board of Adjustment, a member of the Board of Directors of Caramore Community, and a volunteer for Josh’s Hope Foundation, Inc., conducting legal training for parents of teens with mental illness transitioning to adulthood.
Committed to this community and the values of hard work, respect, and equality, I am passionate and qualified to serve as an effective and fair district court judge for you.
To learn more about my professional experience, please view my résumé by clicking here.