Laura Bowen, personally registered as a Republican.
Endorsements: Buncombe County Republican Women’s Club; my six adult children; Blue Ridge Republican Women’s Club.
Why I’m running:
My mom, who was a teacher, died the weekend of July 1 and when I was substitute teaching I used to call her and tell her about the students I had and what I taught, and what school I was in. That just brought her such joy. So, when this opportunity presented itself, I said, “This is a great way to honor my mother.” That is the main reason.