Three candidates are vying for two positions in the May 8 primary: Mike Fryar, Christina Kelley G. Merrill and Bill Reynolds. The top two vote–getters will advance to the November general election, when they'll face their Democratic opponents on the ballot.
Each of them were given one minute and thirty seconds to speak at the local party convention – here's what they had to say:
In coming days Xpress will also have video of the Republicans running in District 3. (Only one Republican is running in District 1 so there's no primary being held for that race).
Click here for a basic guide to the new election system for Buncombe County commissioners.
Video by Jake Frankel