Aug. 16, 2013. Today, Seth Banks officially announced his candidacy to become the District Attorney for the 24th Judicial District. Banks will run to succeed outgoing District Attorney Jerry Wilson.
“My wife Gretchen and I are excited to officially announce my candidacy for District Attorney. Over the last several months I have traveled throughout the 24th Judicial District and talked with many hard-working folks about the qualities they expect from their next District Attorney. The people of Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey counties want their District Attorney to share the same values that sustained our ancestors when they first settled these mountains. The values of honesty, hard work, and integrity characterized them and are the same values I will bring to this office,” said Banks.
Banks is a Yancey county native who grew up in the Prices Creek community. He graduated from Mountain Heritage High School and attended college at N.C. State University, ultimately earning his law degree from Wake Forest University.
After completing law school, Seth became an assistant district attorney, handling large caseloads with cases ranging from first degree murder, to crimes against children, to felony assaults. He has successfully tried numerous trials to verdict before North Carolina juries. Currently, Banks is a partner with the firm Bailey and Banks, PLLC, located in Burnsville.
Banks’ candidacy for District Attorney has been endorsed by former Congressman Charles H. Taylor, former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr, and Yancey County Sheriff Gary Banks.
“In the coming months I look forward to talking with many people throughout the district about my candidacy. My extensive experience prosecuting cases at the highest levels, and my desire to be a conservative voice in the courtroom, make me uniquely qualified to serve as the next District Attorney.”
Banks will hold a campaign kick-off with ice cream social at High Pastures Christian Retreat in Burnsville at 6:30pm on Aug. 23. For more information about Seth’s campaign you can visit www.BanksforDA.com beginning next week.