Getting to Know
Judge Katherine Burnette
Your incumbent for the 2020 election.
Tough on Crime
Katherine is a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina, Violent Crimes Division. She worked on prosecutions involving bank robberies, and federal drug and firearms crimes. Prior to this, she served as an assistant DA in the Ninth District and oversaw multiple trials against persons charged with sex crimes against children.
North Carolina Native
Katherine “Kat” Burnette grew up in Winston-Salem, and graduated from Wake Forest University before receiving her Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest School of Law in 1981. Katherine has resided in Oxford, N.C. since 1989 where she and her husband Tom (Oxford city attorney, Edmundson & Burnette, LLP) raised their two children.
From formerly serving on the NC Board of Elections, NC Board of Ethics, committees at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and with Granville Little Theatre—to currently volunteering in English classes at J.F. Webb High School and with Teen Court, Katherine is dedicated to the community.
Staying Involved. Making an Impact.
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