Larry Blair — Prestige Dodge
Don Clayton — Peppertree Resorts Ltd.
Michelle Cox — chair, Buncombe County Republican Party
James Ellis — Black Mountain Center
David Miller — N.C. State Highway Patrol, 1st sergeant
Michael Morgan — Total Home Maintenance, home builder
Butch Patrick — Peppertree Resorts Ltd.
Eugene Presley — Hayes and Lunsford Electrical Contractors
Glen Shults — attorney
Peter Sprague — Ingle’s Markets
Rev. O.T. Tomes — pastor, New Mount Olive Baptist Church; member, Asheville City Council
Ted White — Northwestern Mutual Insurance
David Whitley — Eaton Cutler-Hammer; vice president, Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods
Political Institute sponsors
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Political Institute, with support from: Arby’s, the Asheville Citizen-Times, The Asheville Tribune, BellSouth, BellSouth Mobility, Bouley Printing Company, FastSigns, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., the Grove Park Inn Resort and Wachovia Bank.