Welcome to the Burke County Republican Party Website! This is your source for information regarding the activities of the Burke County GOP and our efforts to effect positive, responsible government in our county, the state and our country. We welcome all like-minded Burke County residents to join us in helping to elect local, state and federal representatives who share our beliefs.

We are currently located at:

301 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

Telephone: 828-430-3099

Call Anytime, but we are in the office Thursdays & Fridays 9am-5pm.

Our Officers are:

Chairman: Richard Epley

First Vice Chair: Chuck Parris

Second Vice Chair: Tim Buff

Treasurer: Sandi Walker

Secretary: Heather Ward


Burke County is part of the 11th Congressional District which encompasses most of Western North Carolina.

The 11th District was traditionally one of the most competitive congressional districts in North Carolina. This was largely because of the district’s volatile politics. It was historically anchored by heavily Democratic Asheville. However, many of the city’s suburbs are among the most conservative areas of North Carolina. The rest of the district was split between Democratic-leaning counties in the south and Republican-leaning counties in the north. Consequently, congressional races in this district have historically been very close and hard-fought.

However, in 2011 the district was re-drawn so that most of Asheville is now in the 10th district. It was replaced with some heavily Republican territory in the Foothills that had previously been in the 10th, making the 11th one of the most Republican districts in the South on paper.

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