Election 2012: Who’s in the running

Feb. 29 was the last day for candidates to file for all the races up for grabs in the May 8 primary. At this writing, there are 24 candidates for Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, a dozen candidates for governor, six for the 10th Congressional District and 11 for the 11th District (Rep. Heath Shuler's Western North Carolina seat). Here’s a list of the most relevant races for Buncombe County residents:

N.C. House District 114 (Asheville):
Democrat: Susan C. Fisher
Republican: none

N.C. House District 115 (West Buncombe):
Democrat: Susan E. Wilson
Republican: Nathan Ramsey

N.C. House District 116 (East Buncombe):
Democrat: Jane Whilden
Republican: Tim Moffitt

N.C. Senate District 48 (Henderson County):
Democrat: (none)
Republicans: Tom Apodaca, Fremont V. Brown III

N.C. Senate District 49 (Buncombe County):
Democrat: Martin L. Nesbitt
Republicans: R L Clark, Chancellor von Henner

Register of Deeds (Buncombe County):
Democrats: Marie Hall, Drew Reisinger, Johnny L. House
Republican: Pat Cothran

Buncombe County Commissioners District 1:
Democrats: Tracey DeBruhl, Holly Jones, Brownie Newman, Aixa Wilson, Keith Young
Republican: Don Guge

Buncombe County Commissioners District 2:
Democrats: Ellen Frost, JoAnn M Morgan, Carol Peterson
Republicans: Mike Fryar, Christina Kelley G. Merrill, Bill Reynolds

Buncombe County Commissioners District 3:
Democrats: Randy Flack, Terry Van Duyn, Michelle Pace Wood
Republicans: David King, Robert Knapp, Linda Southard, Chuck Archerd, Joe Belcher

Buncombe County Commissioners Chair:

Democrats: David Gantt, Milton Byrd
Republican(s): JB Howard, Glenda Weinert

U.S. House District 10:
Democrats: Patsy Keever, Timothy Murphy, Terry Bellamy
Republicans: Ken H. Fortenberry, Patrick McHenry, Don Peterson

U.S. House of Reps., District 11:

Democrats: Tom Hill, Hayden Rogers, Cecil Bothwell
Republicans: Susan Harris, Jeff Hunt, Mark Meadows, Vance Patterson, Chris Petrella, Kenny West, Ethan Wingfield, Spence Campbell

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2 thoughts on “Election 2012: Who’s in the running

  1. glolady

    Mike Fryar is at almost all Commissioners meetings. He is the one who found evidence of questionable actions by Commissioners and County manager. If someone donates and dedicates their time to better their Community then what kind of job will they do when they get paid to be in office? He has my vote.

    Holly Jones is the Only County Commissioner that I would even consider re-electing. The others can’t be out of office soon enough.

    Milton Byrd running for Chairman against David Gantt is my best bet. Can’t count the times that Gantt voted against popular consensus. He is part of the corruption cover-up. Looking forward to charges being brought against the guilty!

    Susan Fisher and Patsy Keever are doing a good job representing the voice of the people. Mayor, I think you should stay in Asheville a little longer. It is Important to listen to people who speak outside your belief system before you can properly represent them.

    Cecil Bothwell, You Rock! Thank you for your dedicated service to the people!!! Your actions speak louder than words.

    Tim Moffit needs to be flushed with the water. He might meet up with Ron Moore on the way to the sewer. I say we need to clean up the cesspool of sin, starting with those in office who are in for all the wrong reasons.

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