Tags:The League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County will host candidates for Asheville City Council at a public Meet and Greet opportunity Sept. 20 at Packs Tavern in downtown Asheville. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the upstairs Century Room from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Candidates will be able to meet and mingle with the public, and citizens will have a chance to talk with them about issues and campaign positions.
Nine candidates will face off in a nonpartisan primary election Oct. 11; the six highest vote-getters in that election will vie for three seats on City Council (the League will host a forum for those six Oct. 18). Two incumbents, Jan Davis and Bill Russell, are running for reelection; a third, Brownie Newman, is retiring after two terms. The other candidates are Mark Cates, Saul Chase, Lael Gray, Marc Hunt, Tim Peck, Chris Pelly, and T. J. Thomasson.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government; influence public policy through education and advocacy; and expand citizen participation in the election process and in government decision-making. Membership is open to all citizens of voting age.
For additional information about the candidate event, contact Jan Schwartz (350-9533 or firstname.lastname@example.org). For information about the League, contact Peggy Heilig at 676-1329 or email@example.com.