Judge John M. Tyson of Fayetteville was elected statewide on November 4, 2014 out of 19 candidates to return to the N.C. Court of Appeals. He took his oath of office in January, 2015,
Tyson served on the N.C. Court of Appeals from 2001 -l 2009, after winning a state-wide election for a seat in 2000. He continued to serve as a Recall Judge on the Court, and as an Emergency Superior Court Judge after receiving gubernatorial appointments until joining the State Ethics Commission.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Thom Tillis nominated Tyson to the State Ethics Commission in 2012.His appointment was confirmed by the state legislature. Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Tyson as Chairman of the commission in December 2013. Tyson’s filing for election required him to resign his chairmanship to the Ethics Commission,
During his eight-year term on the N.C. Court of Appeals, Tyson reviewed and ruled on 2,523 appellate cases, and wrote over 1,000 majority, concurring and dissenting opinions for the Court.
He has taught law at Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law since 1987, and serves as a frequent continuing legal education author and presenter, having published numerous scholarly law review and journal articles and presented 37 comprehensive legal education manuscripts and seminars.
As a consistent advocate of life-long learning, Tyson earned a Master of Laws in Judicial Process (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia School of Law (2004); a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Duke University