In the wake of the recent primary elections, tensions continue to mount among different factions of the Buncombe County Republican Party.
The rancor over last year’s vote to approve a quarter-cent sales-tax increase is continuing to play out, developing into a major issue in the Republican primary race for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
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.
Buncombe County Republican Party Chair Tim Johnson, who was recently elected Vice Chair of the state party, will step down from his local leadership post on July 31, according to an announcement yesterday. County Vice Chair Robert Malt will take over as chair.