Media releaseFrom the Western NC Sierra Club:
The Western NC Sierra Club Group is pleased to announce our endorsements for Asheville Mayor and City Council. After reviewing the records, questionnaire responses and conducting interviews with the candidates, the local Sierra Club Group has endorsed the following candidates for this fall's Asheville city elections:
Mayor - Esther Manheimer
City Council - Cecil Bothwell, Gordon Smith, and Gwen Wisler
"These candidates will not only protect our environment which makes Asheville the special place that it is, but these candidates also realize that our economy and local jobs depend on this protection" said Ken Brame, chair of the Sierra Club Political Committee. "Asheville continues to make many lists of best places to live, visit, and retire and it is important that we have elected leaders who are committed to protecting our city and environment" said Judy Mattox, Chair of the local Sierra Club Group.