Donna Pate

Donna Pate

Donna Pate, personally registered as a Democrat.

Endorsements: The Buncombe County Association of Educators; Asheville City Association of Educators; Asheville Citizen-Times; Wendell Begley, former chairperson of the Buncombe County Board of Education; Michael Sobol, mayor of the town of Black Mountain; Buncombe County Democratic Party.

Why I’m running:
I believe I will bring a wealth of knowledge, perspective, insight and passion to the board due to my years of experience as an educator. I believe I can work well with the other board members to continue the progress the Buncombe County Schools has made.

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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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