Campaign links: Ethan Wingfield (R-NC-11)
Ethan Wingfield Congressional Candidate North Carolina District 11
A native of Buncombe County, Ethan Wingfield is a conservative Republican running for Congress in North Carolina’s 11th district. He is a Christian businessman who has helped create thousands of jobs through his work as a successful tech entrepreneur and strategy executive at a Fortune 500 company.
In 2003, Ethan started a successful technology firm. Unlike many of the out-of-touch politicians in Washington, he understands the joys and challenges of growing a small business–making payroll, dealing with government regulations, serving clients, and creating opportunities for hardworking Americans. The company was a success and was ultimately bought by another company in 2007. Shortly thereafter, Ethan began working for Capital One, one of America’s leading financial services firms, where he rose to become a senior strategy consultant who advises the CEO. While with the company, Ethan worked tirelessly alongside senior leadership to make the bank more focused on the needs of hardworking Americans on main street while driving the company’s growth and creating thousands of jobs during these difficult economic times.
Ethan has been able to be so accomplished at a young age because of the values he learned while growing up in the mountains near Weaverville. Ethan earned the rank of an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts and was homeschooled along with his five siblings. Having been responsible for his own education, Ethan developed a strong belief in the power of education to give everyone access to opportunity and prosperity. He later attended Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College for two years before being admitted to Brown University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.
While at Brown, Ethan served as the president of the largest Christian fellowship on campus, with nearly 200 members. Also while in college, Ethan was elected as the state chairman of the Rhode Island College Republicans and expanded the organization while helping to successfully reelect a pro-life, conservative governor in liberal Rhode Island. In the years since, Ethan has helped conservative Republicans campaigning for offices ranging from city council to the United States Senate.
Ethan and his wife, Jacqueline, live in Arden. A devout believer, Ethan and his family have attended Trinity Presbyterian Church in Asheville for over two decades.