Here’s the press release from the campaign of Buncombe County Board of Commissioners candidate Nancy Waldrop:
CANDLER, N.C. – August 14, 2014 – Nancy Waldrop and her supporters, including Democrats, Republicans, unaffiliated voters and her teaching colleagues will officially kickoff her campaign for County Commission on September 6. Hosted by Clerk of Court Steven Cogburn and his wife, Carolyn, the BBQ dinner at scenic Pisgah View Ranch will help introduce Waldrop to voters in Commission District 3.
A retired Buncombe County Schoolteacher and small business owner with years of dedicated volunteer service to the community, Waldrop, and the volunteers who collected 3,334 validated petition signatures will offer a choice to District 3 residents.
“It’s about people, not politics,” Waldrop said, “and reasonable solutions to the real problems faced by Buncombe County residents every day.”
The Campaign Kickoff will provide an opportunity for voters to meet the candidate and ask her questions about issues that concern them. For more information about the event, voters may contact the candidate herself at (828) 778-4186 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is also available at www.nancywaldrop.com/rsvp.
Waldrop plans to focus her campaign on education, the environment and the economy. “I taught for 30 years, primarily in Buncombe County,” Waldrop said, “so I understand the challenges faced by teachers as well as by students and their parents.”
Nancy Waldrop is a western North Carolina native with a Master’s Degree in Education from Western Carolina University.
As a volunteer, Waldrop has protected the interests of children in difficult situations as a Guardian Ad Litem and as a new member of the Children’s Welfare League, and serves as a docent for the Asheville Art Museum. She has participated in efforts to bring a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) focus to Buncombe County middle schools, and was a member of the new STEM high school planning team. She has also volunteered with the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce.
Waldrop is married and lives in Candler with her husband, current District 3 Commissioner David King, along with their cat and four dogs.