Robert (Bob) Chilmonik

Robert "Bob" Chilmonik

Robert (Bob) Chilmonik, personally registered as a Republican

Endorsements: Retired Major General James Dozier, deputy chief of staff at NATO’s Southern European Land Forces Headquarters in Italy, Recipient of the Silver Star for Heroism and a Purple Heart; former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp, who was chairman of the Board of Space Florida and chairman of Florida’s Children and Youth Cabinet; Blue Ridge Republican Women’s Club.

Why I’m running:
Children First. My experience as a public school teacher, two-term elected school board member and former corporate executive will assist the board in developing district policy that increases academic achievement for all children. I will also tirelessly lobby the state to increase classroom funding and improve the working conditions of our hard working teachers and support personnel.

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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