The race is on: Opportunities to learn more about the City Council candidates

The Asheville City Council race is getting into high gear, with nine candidates — including two incumbents — vying for three seats.

Many have already been making the rounds around town, hosting meet-and-greets and making their pitch to as many voters as they can. Many have also launched online efforts, with such social media tools as Twitter and Facebook, to get their messages out to as many voters as possible.

For those just starting to tune in to the race, have no fear: You’ve still got plenty of time to learn more and make up your mind about which candidates deserve your support. To help with that endeavor, Xpress has a cover story coming Aug. 17 to fill you in on the candidates’ qualifications and goals. In the mean time, we offer a basic guide to stimulate your own inquiries, with information on where to find the candidates online and in-person.

Where to find the candidates online:

Bill Russell
www.facebook.com/blueridgebilly
Twitter: @blueridgebilly

Chris Pelly
chrispellyforcitycouncil.com

Jan Davis
Website under construction

Lael Gray
laelgrayforcitycouncil.com
Twitter: @laelgray

Marc Hunt
huntforcouncil.com
Twitter: @hunt_marc

Mark Cates
markcates.com
Twitter: @carolinacates

Saul Chase
electsaulchase.com
Twitter: @saulchase

Tim Peck
timpeckforcitycouncil
Twitter: @timothypeck

TJ Thomasson
tjrunner.wordpress.com
Twitter: @tjrunner

Campaign Calendar

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Pack’s Tavern (20 South Spruce St. in downtown Asheville)
Candidate meet and greet hosted by the League of Women Voters of Asheville–Buncombe County

Thursday, Sept. 22
Primary One-Stop / Absentee Voting Period begins

Thursday, Sept. 22, 10–11 p.m.
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company (675 Merrimon Ave.)
Candidate forum hosted by the Buncombe County Young Democrats

Saturday, Oct. 8
Primary One-Stop / Absentee Voting Period ends

Tuesday, Oct. 11
Primary Election Day

Tuesday, Oct. 18,  5:30–7:30 p.m.
Masonic Temple (80 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville)
Candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Asheville–Buncombe County

Thursday, Oct. 20
One-Stop / Absentee Voting Period begins

Saturday, Nov. 5
One-Stop / Absentee Voting Period ends

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Election Day

To add an event to our campaign calendar, please email all pertinent info to news@mountainx.com or post it in the comments section below.

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One thought on “The race is on: Opportunities to learn more about the City Council candidates

  1. Matthew Hoagland

    Mark Cate’s can be found on Facebook by searching: ‘Mark Cates For Asheville City Council’.

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