Matt Kern

Matt Kern

Matt Kern, personally registered as a Democrat

Endorsements: Most of the local elected Democratic officials are supporting me as well as three sitting school board members; Buncombe County Democratic Party.

Why I’m running:
Our children deserve good leadership from someone who knows our community and has the skills to find solutions to tough problems. The school board desperately needs someone with my management and political experience, community involvement and construction knowledge. After all, the main purpose of the school board is to manage the superintendent and approve budgets for operations and for school construction.

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

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