Ramsey releases statement, will file candidacy for NC House 115

Here’s the press release from Statehouse candidate Nathan Ramsey (He initially announced his candidacy in October: http://www.mountainx.com/article/36039/Former-Buncombe-County-chair-Nathan-Ramsey-announces-run-for-N.C.-House-District-115)

Nathan Ramsey
Candidate, NC House 115
Good Schools. Good Jobs. A Better Future!


Nathan Ramsey, former Chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, will file tomorrow at the Buncombe County Board of Elections at 12 noon when candidate filing begins in NC to represent Buncombe County in the NC House of Representives, District 115. Nathan is a third generation dairy farmer from Fairview and also an attorney with Blanchard Newman & Blackwell.

Speaking to families and businesses throughout our community, I realize most of us are desperately trying to survive the worst economic recession in generations. As Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for eight years, a small business owner, dairy farmer, and attorney, I will be a passionate voice in Raleigh for pro job policies so that Buncombe County will see a better future. As a member of the NC General Assembly, I will urge that state government build stronger partnerships with our local communities and businesses to improve our schools, streamline state government, and make North Carolina the best place to start a business and to create jobs. Serving eight years as Chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners with four Board members from a different political party, I was recognized by the NC Association of County Commissioners for working to find bipartisan solutions instead of focusing on partisan politics. If elected, I will focus on what works so our community and state will prosper. I look forward to hearing from everyone all across our community on how we can make Buncombe County and North Carolina a better place to live, raise a family, and grow a business. Please contact me anytime.

Personal: Born – August 7, 1968, Married – Wife (Robin W. Ramsey), Native of the Fairview Community of Buncombe County

Education: Attended Buncombe County Public Schools, graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School (1986), University of North Carolina at Asheville (1989), University of Tennessee College of Law with Honors (1992)

Member: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Buncombe County Farm Bureau, 28th Judicial District Bar, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association

Work History: Dairy Farmer, Mountain Woodlands LLC, 1992 to Present, Attorney, Blanchard Newman & Blackwell, 2010 to Present, Chairman of Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, 2000 – 2008

Current Public Service: Trustee, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2009 to Present, Vice Chair of UNC Asheville Board of Trustees, 2010 to Present, Irene Wortham Center Board of Directors, 2009 to Present

Past Public Service: Montreat College Board of Visitors, Chairman, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, Asheville Chamber of Commerce Board, Economic Development Coalition, Buncombe County Board of Health, Asheville HUB, French Broad MPO, Partners in Education, Asheville Buncombe Drug Commission, Community Energy Advisory Committee, Smart Start of Buncombe County, Blue Ridge Area Mental Health, Co – chair, NC County Commissioners Legislative Goal Task Force, Asheville Buncombe Regional Water Authority, Buncombe County Audit Committee, Asheville Buncombe Vision, Children First, United Way Peaks Development Committee


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