From the Buncombe County Young Republicans:
RALEIGH – Three Buncombe County Young Republicans were officially seated to the North Carolina Young Republican state federation today at the state organization’s third quarter executive committee meeting.
Lucas Armena of Fletcher was unanimously approved as the state’s deputy executive director while Jason Truesdale of south Asheville was seated to the board by virtue of his chairmanship over the Buncombe County YRs. Matthew Hoagland of Fairview, who was elected first vice chair of the state federation at last month’s convention, served as Buncombe‘s chair until that election; prompting Truesdale to take the position.
The three seats are the most representation Buncombe County has held on the Young Republican state committee in many years. “I think it’s important for the Asheville area to be represented on this board,” Truesdale said. “Having this kind of representation from such a left-leaning area is an indication of the success we’re having across the state.”
Earlier in the week Armena was also elected to Buncombe’s vice chair position, making him second in command at the local level.
Earlier this year, the Buncombe YRs received the annual Association Activism Award and the Association Chairman of the Year award was awarded to Hoagland.
The Buncombe County YRs are open to membership for Republicans age 18 to 40 in the Asheville area. The mission of the organization is to enhance the Asheville area through community outreach, civic engagement and supporting candidates for public office.