Lynda Bennett


Haywood County business woman Lynda Bennett has announced her candidacy as a Republican for North Carolina’s Congressional District 11, the seat being vacated by GOP Congressman Mark Meadows.

Bennett said she strongly supports President Trump and has always been a supporter of Congressman Meadows.

Like Meadows, Bennett will seek inclusion in the House Freedom Caucus to support open, accountable and limited government. She said she understands the Constitution, the rule of law and common sense policies promote liberty, safety and prosperity for all Americans.

“As a conservative woman, my voice will be in stark contrast to the left’s socialist agenda as I stand for the right to life, Second Amendment, religious freedom and support for law enforcement and veterans,” she said.

Bennett has been active in the Republican Party. She currently serves as vice-chair of the Haywood County Republican Party and was recognized in 2019 for the Golden Elephant award for volunteerism.

She and her husband, Pat Bennett, owned and operated a full service real estate company and vacation rental management company in Haywood County.

She said her background provides her with a solid foundation of real-life experience that will benefit Western North Carolina’s District 11 in “the challenging environment of Washington, D.C.”

If elected, Bennett pledged to seek a working relationship with local leadership in each of the 17 counties in the district.

For more information on Bennett, visit; email her at; tweet and follow her on Twitter @LyndaBennettNC, on Facebook at LyndaBennettForCongress and Instagram @LyndaBennett2020.