Keep Katherine
Burnette as District Court Judge

Vote in 2020 for professionalism, experience and integrity. Vote to keep your incumbent district court judge in the 9th Judicial District of North Carolina. 

Getting to Know
Judge Katherine Burnette

Your incumbent for the 2020 election.

Incumbent District Court Judge

Katherine is the incumbent district court judge (appointed in 2018) for the Ninth Judicial District of North Carolina serving Franklin, Vance, Granville, Person, and Warren counties and has practiced law in North Carolina for over 34 years.

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.

Community Involvement

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.

Advocate for Crime Victims

As financial litigation attorney for the USAO-EDNC, Katherine was nationally-recognized twice for her work litigating for crime victims.  

Staying Involved. Making an Impact.

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