Buncombe County

The Buncombe County Democratic Party has a long, proud tradition of electing Democrats in Western North Carolina. In 1920 Buncombe County elected Lillian Exum Clement, the first female to serve in any state legislature in the southeast. Marie Colton, House of Representatives 1979-1994 and First Woman Speaker Pro Tempore of the NC House.The quality of our candidates has always been strong. From Senator Herbert Hyde to Congressman James Clarke to Senator Martin Nesbitt, the legacy they have left for Western North Carolina on women’s rights, the environment, education, and other important issues, will be long lasting.

Buncombe County’s Democratic Party is part of both the 10th Congressional District and 11th Congressional District Democratic Party of North Carolina and the North Carolina Democratic Party.  The BCDP consists of a group of Officers, County Precinct Officers, County Executive Committee and Auxiliaries (Clubs) and Caucuses. The heart of the BCDP is run by its incredible and dedicated volunteers.

Lake Julian Picnic

Lake Julian Annual Picnic The South Buncombe Democrats hosted the annual Lake Julian Picnic on Sunday, August 12th. Nearly 200 Democrats, candidates, family and friends from every area of the county traveled to the Lake to enjoy music, food and inspir…


DWBC June 28 event

Inspiration on the Mountaintop The Democratic Women of Buncombe County hosted a Summer Kickoff on June 28th at the Governor’s Western Residence featuring guest speaker Wayne Goodwin, Chair of the NC Democratic Party. Candidates and elected officials…


Happy Independence Day

From everyone at the Buncombe County Democratic Party, we wish you all a safe and happy Fourth of July! On this day, we celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of our journey towards a more perfect union, which we find ourselves sti…