Mr. Benbow is a native of Statesville, NC and is an alumnus of Statesville Senior High School, Class of 1963. He earned his bachelors degree in economics in 1967. He then served in the United States Army with the 2nd Infantry Division in the DMZ of Korea in 1968 and 1969. After serving, he returned to Chapel Hill to attend the University of North Carolina Law School on the GI Bill. In 1972, he began practicing law in Graham, NC. In 1975 he returned to Statesville and started a general trial practice and has been serving this community ever since.
Mr. Benbow is married and thoroughly enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys taking walks in the woods. Mr. Benbow is currently a member at Western Avenue Baptist Church in Statesville, NC.
B.S. Economics, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, 1967
Juris Doctor, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, 1972
22nd Judicial District Bar Councilor for nine years (serving Alexander and Iredell Counties)
Former Chairman of the Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Committee