UPDATE: A recount of the votes completed and certified by the Buncombe County Board of Elections this afternoon, Nov. 18, didn’t significantly change the results of the election. Incumbent Jan Davis retained his third place finish – and his seat on Asheville City Council – by a total of 35 votes over challenger Lael Gray.
Xpress news reporter Jake Frankel talks about the razor-thin win of Jan Davis over Lael Gray for Asheville City Council.
It's the day after the City Council elections and I don't know if Jan Davis has been voted in or not, but I had an experience today that cemented even more why he would be an excellent choice (again) for Asheville City Council. A few weeks ago I was told by a local car dealer […]
The rancor over the quarter-cent sales-tax increase to fund capital improvements at A-B Tech didn’t end when the polls closed on Nov. 8.
With all city precincts reporting, Marc Hunt and Chris Pelly have won seats on Asheville City Council. Incumbent Jan Davis has come in a mere 40 votes ahead of Lael Gray, meaning the race is likely headed for a recount. With all precincts reporting, the A-B Tech sales tax referendum has passed. (Photos by Bill Rhodes)
After voting, Mark Keady shows off his daughter’s “I voted” sticker out side the poll at T.C. Roberson High School. Polls are open until 7:30.
Hank Dunn, President of A-B Tech and Chris Pelly, candidate for City Council, campaign outside the Montford Community Center. Polls are open today until 7:30 p.m.
In this podcast, Xpress Green Scene reporter Susan Andrew discusses a recent environmental questionnaire answered by all six Asheville City Council candidates.
Environmental concerns are important to many Ashevillians, but how deeply has the green ethic permeated local leadership? Here’s what the six candidates vying for three seats on the City Council had to say. Photo by Susan Andrew.
I am writing to support the candidacy of Lael Gray for City Council. I have known Lael as we were both serving on the Board of Building Bridges. I have seen her creativity, energy and commitment to making Asheville a more welcoming and pleasant town. She has shown her ability to collaborate with others in […]
It’s not every day you get the opportunity to vote for a candidate as refreshing and inspiring as Lael Gray. This July, I kept waiting for a candidate I could wholeheartedly support to come along. While I have closely monitored local political races for years, Lael is the only Asheville City Council candidate who has […]
I am Lael Gray's 10-year-old daughter and she is running for City Council. She is an advocate for the environment, she wants less cars on the road so there will be less pollution in the air, leaving crisp, healthy Asheville air. She believes in equality for women, African-Americans and the LGBT community. She participates in […]
I want everything! I deserve everything I want! And I want a candidate who can give me that. With Lael Gray on City Council, I get that. With Lael, I get someone who has held high positions in corporate America, someone who has been a small-business owner and someone who has worked in nonprofit management. […]
Marc Hunt Slogan: “Together we can be our best.” Profession: Land-conservation officer, Open Space Institute Lives in: North Asheville Funds: $22,946 raised as of Sept. 26 Endorsements: Gordon Smith, Brownie Newman, Esther Manheimer, Cecil Bothwell, Sierra Club, PARC Website: www.huntforcouncil.com Twitter: @hunt_marc Candidate survey: http://avl.mx/6j Interview: http://avl.mx/6c The lowdown: Political newcomer Marc Hunt is off […]
In this podcast, Xpress reporter Jake Frankel talks about a recently released report detailing the fundraising efforts of groups on both sides of the proposed 1/4 cent sales tax increase to support A-B Tech.
Supporters of the referendum to raise Buncombe County’s sales-tax by a quarter-cent to fund capital improvements at A-B Tech have a huge fundraising advantage going into the campaign’s final days.
I was thrilled to read that Carl Mumpower intends to endorse a liberal slate of candidates in the 2012 state and federal elections [“Mountain ‘X’ Should Change Its Name to Mountain ‘L,’” Oct. 12 Xpress]. Of course he's right. There are far too few liberals in almost every area of elected representation throughout the U.S., […]
Marc Hunt is running for City Council and I plan to vote for him. I'm hoping that the folks of Asheville will vote for someone and prove the primary to have been an oddity in its poor voter turn out. Off-election year or not, it's on in Asheville. Let's go, folks; do a little research […]
Marc Hunt garnered the most votes for Asheville City Council in the Oct. 11 election and should do so again in November because he is so qualified. I came to know and admire Marc when I served as a fellow member of the Asheville Greenway Commission from 2000 to 2008. As chairman of the Commission, […]
He’s emerged as a leader in the Oct. 11 primary for City Council; now I encourage Asheville citizens to continue to support Marc Hunt for City Council on election day. I support him because I’ve seen the way he initiates positive changes in our city. Two winters ago, Marc invited four community members for a […]
Reporter David Forbes talks about the recent Asheville City Council candidate forum at the YWCA, sponsored by Stand Against Racism. Hosted by Margaret Williams.