The 10th and 11th congressional districts have primaries on Tuesday, June 7. Mountain Xpress’ 2016 congressional primary election guide has questions and answers with all six candidates, along with other voting resources.
Early voting began May 26 for a special primary for candidates in the 10th and 11th congressional districts and for North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice. Early voting will run through June 4, with polling places closed over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30.
“She has a strong background in working with underserved communities, and we believe this needs to be strengthened with the commissioners.”
“Jasmine has incredible vision — she sees possibility and solutions where others see intractable problems.”
“Isaac was one of the founders of Just Economics, has been a long-time board member of Clean Water Action for North Carolina and was instrumental in starting Read to Succeed.”
“Most important, Jasmine has a greatness of vision and an ability to bring people together to get things done.”
‘Gordon is focused on important issues such as affordable housing, living wages and increased accountability from the Tourism Development Authority.”
“I don’t know anyone who cares more about the future of our beautiful corner of the world and the people who live here and make it what it is. “
“Standing for living wages, bus service on weekends, more flexible housing standards that can include small and “tiny” houses, he leads us toward decent living for all.”
“You may not always agree with Carl [Mumpower], but I know that he is a man who thinks things through and stands for what he believes is right instead of just saying what people want to hear.”
“I support Brian Haynes for Council member because he is the only candidate whose message is: ‘Slow down” and think.'”
“Lindsey gets it, and she’s proven she can get it done. Asheville needs Lindsey Simerly.”
“[Julie Mayfield] is a valuable member of the city’s Multimodal Transportation Commission, where she has taken the lead on important issues, including improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.”
“Lindsey has proven her commitment to serving as a political voice for many in this community that struggle to have their voices heard.”
“The Sanders campaign is bringing to the surface an ocean of underlying injustices and misplaced priorities in the corporate-co-opted American political system.”
“Big spending for another full-scale park on the Haywood Street site would drain the city budget far more than the balanced use of the site favored by Marc and the majority of Council and would mean less money available for other priorities, such as sidewalks, greenways and non-downtown neighborhood improvements.”
“Only [City Council candidate] LaVonda Payne seems to lack the kind of baggage that can stand up to further scrutiny.”
As a resident of Asheville for 18 years and an active member of my community, I’m always excited to see inspiring women leaders step up to their calling in politics and run for office. It is that time for Julie Mayfield, and I’m pleased to see her candidacy for Asheville City Council. Julie is an […]
In a Civitas “flash” poll of 300 Buncombe County residents Oct. 3-6, Rep. Nathan Ramsey trailed Democratic challenger John Ager by 13 points.
There wasn’t much tension between Nathan Ramsey and John Ager at the Council of Independent Business Owners’s early-morning debate, Friday, Aug. 29 perhaps because of a personal history. “John’s my neighbor,” said Ramsey. “I’ve known John since I was probably about two years old.” Not only are the two candidates personal acquaintances, both grew up in the […]