With the political season heating up, Buncombe Democrats and Republicans are both gearing up for a party this Saturday, with Dems holding their annual convention, and the GOP celebrating the grand opening of their new headquarters.
Amidst swirling rumors that President Barack Obama is coming to town — and so far, Democratic officials say they’re just rumors — the Buncombe County Democratic Party will meet for its annual convention 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the courthouse.
Meanwhile, the Buncombe County Republican Party is marking the opening of their headquarters at 365 New Leicester Hwy. with an event that will be attended by all the Republican local and 11th district congressional candidates. Their “Grand Opening Party” begins at 2:30 p.m.
Full announcements for both events are below.
— David Forbes, senior reporter
Buncombe County Democratic Party Schedules Annual Convention for April 17
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Buncombe County Democratic Party has scheduled its annual convention for Saturday, April 17, at the Buncombe County Courthouse. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the convention will be called to order at 10:00 a.m.
During precinct meetings in March, nearly 600 active Party members were elected from among Buncombe County’s 77,000 registered Democrats to serve as delegates to the 2010 convention. At those meetings various resolutions were considered and passed; these will be brought before the convention. Attendees will also elect delegates to the 11th District and State Conventions.
“Thanks to the hard work of Democrats statewide and in Buncombe, we turned North Carolina blue at all levels of government in 2008. Our unrelenting commitment to the ideals of the Democratic Party will keep North Carolina blue in 2010,” said Charles Carter, Chair of the Buncombe County Democratic Party.
“However, in order to ensure that this progress continues, the Democratic Party needs concerned citizens now more than ever before,” Carter said. “We all know there are challenges before us and an opposing Party unified in its efforts to block progress.”
“But after seeing what we can do when our Party stands united, my faith in our ability to continue moving North Carolina and America forward is stronger than ever,” Carter said. “I know that in the challenges before us we see opportunity, and we take an increased devotion to our cause. Our cause will prevail.”
The cause of the Buncombe County Democratic Party is to elect Democrats to national, state and local offices. Its board members include Charles Carter, Chair; Michelle Pace Wood, First Vice Chair; Isaac Coleman, Second Vice Chair; Paul Choi, Third Vice Chair; Jake Quinn, Secretary; and Catherine Alter, Treasurer.
For more information, visit www.buncombedems.org.
Asheville NC –
The Buncombe County Republican Party is having a “Grand Opening Party” at our new Headquarters Saturday, April 17th 2010.
Our new location is the old Carpet Connection warehouse on New Leicester Hwy.
The address is 356 New Leicester Hwy Asheville NC. The location is just 2 miles from Patton Ave, across the street from Pizza Hut.
We open the doors at 1:00 PM with a program at 2:30 PM.
All Buncombe County Republican candidates and Republican Congressional candidates will be attending. The MCJROTC Drill Team will be performing among a few other surprises.
Our new headquarters has 10 offices, a large open meeting room,
and is centrally located. Our volunteers are excited and ready to win in 2010!
We would like to invite all citizens of Buncombe County to come and learn how the BCGOP is fighting for you.
For further information contact BCGOP Chairman Chad Nesbitt at 828-216-0147