District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch today announced that she intends to seek a third term in office.
Welch, 42, a Republican, has been top prosecutor since 2016 for the state’s seven westernmost counties. Prior to that, she served as an assistant district attorney for the 30th Prosecutorial District, now designated the 43rd Prosecutorial District.
The district attorney was born and raised in Hendersonville. She attended East Henderson High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In 2003, District Attorney Welch received her law degree from William and Mary School of Law. That same year, she began her career as a prosecutor, working as an assistant district attorney in the 29th Prosecutorial District.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve the people of the 43rd Prosecutorial District,” she said. “We have a great team of dedicated, hardworking people in place, and I’m very proud of the work they do.”