Seth Banks grew up in Yancey County on a farm that has been in his family for five generations. Seth graduated from Mountain Heritage High School and attended N.C. State University. Seth graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law and began working as an Assistant District Attorney. Seth has extensive experience in all aspects of prosecution, from serious assaults and murder to breaking and entering, trafficking of drugs, and crimes against children. His commitment to excellence in his work has earned him the reputation of being a tough but fair prosecutor who is highly regarded by those who have worked with him. In recognition of his skill, expertise, and experience in the area of North Carolina Criminal Law, Seth has been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in State Criminal Law. Seth is married to his high school sweetheart, Gretchen. They have a 3 year old, David, and a 6 month old, Luke, and reside in Burnsville. Seth was appointed as District Attorney in the 24th Prosecutorial District by the governor in June, 2014. In November, 2014 Seth was elected to a full term as district attorney.