A longtime Mecklenburg County Republican judge has switched parties, saying the GOP’s ongoing legislative “assault” on a nonpartisan judiciary has given him the opportunity “to do what I think is right.”
District Judge Lou Trosch became a Democrat at noon on Monday. He says he was joined by his mother, Minette Trosch, a former longtime Republican member of the Charlotte City Council and a one-time mayor pro tem.
Trosch, a judge since 1999, said he has been contemplating the change for several years. He told the Observer that his decision was “a matter of conscience.”