Billy Gooch was born and raised in Henderson, NC. He graduated from Northern Vance High School in 1999. Living his teenage years in the same household with his former step father, whom was a Lieutenant with the Henderson Police Department, inspired Billy to pursue a career in law enforcement where he could protect and serve the citizens of Vance County.
Billy has dedicated fifteen years of his life to law enforcement in Vance County. Now, he is taking the next step in his law enforcement career to serve the citizens by running for County Sheriff. Billy is ready to make changes in his community to make it safe again. He and his wife Kristi Gooch have one child, Billy Ivan Gooch, Jr. Outside of his law enforcement career, Billy enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.