Frank Ballance

Frank W. Ballance, Jr. (* February 15, 1942 in Windsor, Bertie County, North Carolina) is an American politician. Between 2003 and 2004 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Frank Ballance attended until 1959 the W.S. Etheridge High School in his hometown of Windsor. Subsequently, he studied until 1963 at North Carolina Central University in Durham. This was followed up in 1965 to study law at. As a result, Ballance worked as a lawyer. In 1968 he served in the National Guard of North Carolina, whose reserve he served until 1971. In the years 1965 and 1966, he taught law at South Carolina State College.

Politically, Ballance joined the Democratic Party. Between 1982 and 1985 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina; 1989 to 2002 he was a member of the State Senate. In the congressional elections of 2002, Ballance was the first constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Eva M. Clayton on January 3, 2003. In Congress he was a member of the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Small Business. On June 11, 2004, he laid down his mandate for health reasons. Following a special election this fell to GK Butterfield.

In the course of 2004, Frank Ballance came into conflict with the law. On 2 September, he was charged with various offenses, including money laundering and racketeering, accused. In October 2005 he was sentenced to four years in prison and a fine of $ 10,000. He went to his imprisonment on 30 December 2005 and was released in June 2009. Frank Ballance is married and has three children.