• District Deputy Grand Matron for the
    ​Order of the Eastern Star

  • Imperial Deputy for the Oasis of Plymouth​​

  • Cedar Landing Missionary Baptist Church ​(Rev. Shelton R. Barnes)

  • Conocanary Missionary  Baptist Church
    (Rev. W. Rob Lewis)

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

District 2 Director
North Carolina Association of
County Officials


Born in Bertie County and raised with six siblings, she learned the value of hard work, teamwork, and perseverance. She earned a B.S. in Criminology & Criminal Justice and served  for 28 years in the Bertie County School System.

Bazemore was elected to the Bertie County Board of Commissioners in 2014 where she earned her way to chairman four years later. She was appointed by Governor Cooper as a Trustee for Roanoke Chowan Community College and continues to serve on several state and national boards (see below).

Today, Ms. Bazemore seeks  to serve as your voice at the State Capital -- a voice that echoes your concerns -- a voice that matters -- a voice that cares. 

Governor-Appointed Trustee for Roanoke Chowan Community College

Board of the
National Association
of County Official
Rural Action

  • Family comes first. 
  • Integrity matters.
  • Justice should prevail. 
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Humility is a gift. 
  • Bipartisanship is a must. 

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"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."

John F. Kennedy

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About Ernestine Bazemore

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Tuesday, November 3

Elected to
Bertie County Board
​of Commissioners
​in 2014

Served as Chair
Bertie Countie Board
of Commissioners
​ in 2018

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  • Currently serves as the District 2 Director for the State of North Carolina (North Carolina Association of County Officials)

  • Currently serves on the Bertie County DSS Board

  • Currently serves on the Trillium Regional Board and the Governing Board

  • Currently serves on the Bertie County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC)

  • Currently serves of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Board of Trustees