Merrill touts endorsements from colleagues, business leaders

Press release from Republican candidate for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Christina Merrill:

Asheville, NC (Oct. 21, 2014) – With the November 4 mid-term elections only two weeks away, local community and business leaders have endorsed Christina Merrill for Buncombe County Commissioner, District 2.

Buncombe County Commissioners Joe Belcher and Mike Fryar are joined by former Asheville Vice-Mayor and businessman Chris Peterson, and Asheville Board of Realtor’s President Mike Butrum in endorsing Merrill for the District 2 seat.  In support of Merrill, County Commissioner Joe Belcher stated, “I would like to express my endorsement and support of Candidate for Buncombe County Commissioner District 2 Christina Merrill.  Christina would serve our county well and I believe would be a great Commissioner.  Christina shares our mountain values and her love of faith, family and freedom is a great asset.  Christina understands the value of taking a conservative approach in making decisions for the citizens of our county.”

Merrill welcomed the endorsements, and said “I am honored to have the support of these Buncombe County community and business leaders, and as your County Commissioner I will work to be your voice as a much needed fiscal conservative, reining in spending, tax increases and overwhelming County debt.”  As momentum builds toward Election Day, the four leaders join former Buncombe County Board of Commissioner’s Chairman and current District 115 State Rep. Nathan Ramsey, who endorsed Christina Merrill last week.  Please contact Christina at 828-423-6190 for campaign staff contacts, donations, or volunteer information.  Also, you can visit her website at

For a list of endorsements in support of  Merrill’s Democratic opponent, Ellen Frost, click here.

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