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.