Brian Turner sworn in as new state representative for Buncombe

Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Chair David Gantt, left, swore in Brian Turner as the county's newest North Carolina state representative.


Brian Turner sworn in as new state representative for Buncombe County

Asheville, N.C. – Today, Brian Turner was officially sworn in as the new State Representative for Buncombe County’s House District 116 at the Enka campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Buncombe County Commission Chair David Gantt administered the oath of office in front of a crowded room of supporters, elected officials, and community members.

A local swearing-in ceremony was conducted Turner said, “Because it is important for my constituents to know that my door is always open and that I’m going to Raleigh to represent their voices and their values in the North Carolina House.”

In remarks following the ceremony, Rep. Turner emphasized his commitment to supporting public education and protecting the environment of western North Carolina: “Our strong public school system and our beautiful mountains and rivers are some of our state’s most valuable assets, and we must work to protect them for this and future generations to come.”

Turner also pledged to work across party lines and at every level of government to bring about positive changes for Buncombe County and the people of North Carolina. “I pledge to work together with members of the Asheville City Council, the Buncombe County Commission and the entire Western North Carolina delegation to move our communities forward and to get our state back on track.”

The North Carolina General Assembly convenes on January 14th, 2015 in Raleigh.

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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