North Carolina's Role in the Federal Government U.S. Senate Richard Burr Thom Tillis U.S. House of Representatives 1st District G.K. Butterfield 2nd District George Holding 3rd District Walter B. Jones 4th District David Price 5th District Virginia Foxx 6th District Mark Walker 7h District David Rouzer 8th District Richard Hudson 9th District Robert Pittenger 10th District Patrick McHenry 11th District Mark Meadows 12th District Alma Adams 13th District George Holding North Carolina State Government Legislative Branch The Legislative Branch makes laws for North Carolina. It is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives, which together are known as the General Assembly. The General Assembly meets several times a year in Raleigh, the state capital. Executive Branch The Executive Branch of government is the branch that enforces laws. The head of this branch is the governor, who is elected every four years. Along with the Governor, the Executive Branch also includes the Lieutenant Governor and many state agencies. Judicial Branch The Judicial Branch interprets what our laws mean and makes decisions about the laws and those who break them. It is made up of several courts, the highest of which is the state Supreme Court.