District 3, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners (short-term): Pressley vs. King

District 3, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners (short-term): Republican Robert Pressley vs. Democrat David King.

This two-year term was created by the resignation of Miranda DeBruhl earlier this year.

Republican Robert Pressley faces Democrat David King. Read their thoughts on zoning, HB2, the economy, body camera footage and more.

You can also view campaign finance reports from King and Pressley here.

There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidates’ picture to see a text version of their answers or click the grid below. The text versions have extra questions Xpress couldn’t fit in its in-print grids.

View all of Xpress’ candidate coverage, with federal, state and local candidates, here.

Robert Pressley,

David King,

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About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at dhesse@mountainx.com.

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4 thoughts on “District 3, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners (short-term): Pressley vs. King

  1. Robert Pressley is a good guy. The epitome of mountain values. He loves these old mountains and wants to make this area a great place for his kids and grand kids to live. Vote Robert Pressley you cannot go wrong.

    • luther blissett

      One of these days I’d like Michael McCoy to explain what “mountain values” means to him. Based on his comments at the C-T, it apparently allows you to praise the late Martin Nesbitt but also support Donald Trump, two people who represent polar opposites of political belief and public service.

        • boatrocker

          Ooooooh, it sounds like someone has a secret! Maybe mountain values are like being in a fraternity with secret handshakes, bizarre rituals for initiation, etc.
          Or maybe mountain values in Maine, WV, SW Virginia, North Georgia might be different than what he claims.
          They’re all the same mountains, but different values. Maybe you mean values in your particular little holler?

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