The primary election for Buncombe County and throughout North Carolina is just around the corner. Early voting begins on April 24, and I encourage all citizens to get out and vote.
One of the most important races in Buncombe County is the race for district attorney in the Democratic primary. Since there will be no Republican challenger in November, the candidate who wins this primary will be elected DA. The district attorney stands atop the legal department of our county, and according to its website, is responsible for “representing the state with integrity and professionalism, while protecting victims and their rights, in the pursuit of justice.”
For one person to hold this powerful office for more than two decades is an invitation for the officeholder to become enamored with his own self-importance and to potentially abuse the influence of his office. Thus I think it’s time to thank our current DA, Ron Moore, for his service to our community and to elect a new district attorney with fresh perceptions and approaches.
Personally I’ll be voting for Todd Williams for Buncombe County district attorney, and I hope you’ll consider doing so as well.