EMPAC Areas

State EMPAC initiates and oversees the candidate endorsement process on the statewide level. Each of SEANC's 52 districts is assigned to one of EMPAC's 18 areas. The Area EMPAC consists of a chairperson, who also is a voting member of the State EMPAC; a vice chairperson; a secretary; and representatives from each SEANC district in that area (district chairperson, district EMPAC chairperson and at least two at-large members). Because each Area EMPAC has a representative on the State EMPAC, every District has a voice during the endorsement process


Area A

  • SEANC Districts 1 and 2
  • Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Swain, Transyvania & Yancey counties
  • Chairwoman: Lesia Manos

Area B

  • SEANC Districts 3 & 8
  • Allegheny, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes & Yadkin counties
  • Chairwoman: Kathy Howell

Area C

  • SEANC Districts 5,6 & 7
  • Burke, Caldwell and McDowell counties
  • Chairwoman: Sonya Akbar

Area D

  • SEANC Districts 4 & 9
  • Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln & Rutherford counties
  • Chairman: Tom Dedmon

Area E

  • SEANC Districts 11, 12 & 13
  • Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly & Union counties
  • Chairwoman:Mary Clark

Area F

  • SEANC Districts 10 & 18
  • Anson, Cabarrus, Montgomery, Richmond, Rowan & Stanly counties
  • Chairman: Perry (Steve) Foster

Area G

  • SEANC Districts 16 & 17
  • Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guiford, Randolph, Rockingham & Stokes counties
  • Chairwoman: Linda Moore
  • At-Large: Walton Jones

Area H

  • SEANC Districts 20 & 24
  • Bladen, Columbus, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Robeson & Scotland counties
  • Chairwoman: Anne Marie Bellamy

Area J

  • SEANC Districts 19, 25 & 27
  • Orange & Durham counties
  • Chairwoman: Paula Schubert

Area K

  • SEANC Districts 21, 26 & 28
  • Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance & Warren counties
  • Chairwoman: Janice Bass

Area L

  • SEANC Districts 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 & 46 
  • Wake County
  • Chairwoman: Mark Dearmon
  • At-large: Doug Skinner
  • At-large: Gretchen Williams

Area M

  • Districts 22 & 23
  • Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett & Robeson counties
  • Chairwoman: Andrew Boyd

Area N

  • Districts 61 & 62
  • Brunswick, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender & Sampson counties
  • Chairwoman: Gail Watson

Area P

  • Districts 58, 59 & 60
  • Greene, Johnston & Wayne counties.
  • Chairwoman: Hiawatha Jones

Area Q

  • Districts 56 & 57
  • Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton & Wilson counties
  • Chairwoman: Grace Edwards

Area R

  • Districts 64 & 65
  • Beaufort & Pitt counties
  • Chairwoman: Cynthia Hart

Area S

  • Districts 66, 67 & 70
  • Carteret, Craven, Jones, Lenoir & Pamlico counties
  • Chairman

Area T

  • Districts 63, 68 & 69
  • Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell & Washington counties
  • Chairwoman: Quinterlene Bowen