Letter: Fitzsimmons has track record of results

Graphic by Lori Deaton

I’m voting Patrick Fitzsimmons for Buncombe County commissioner. As Buncombe County voters, we deserve a county commissioner who not only believes in transparency, financial oversight, restoring accountability and trust in our county government, but most importantly, someone who can actually do something about it.

Mr. Fitzsimmons has proven he can restore and upgrade large organizations. As former executive director of the Western North Carolina Red Cross, Mr. Fitzsimmons upgraded the organization to a performance rating in the top 10 percent in the country and left the organization with a $3 million endowment.

Presently, as executive director of Mountain BizWorks, the organization has created 300 local new businesses generating over 1,300 new jobs since his arrival 3 ½ years ago.

As a Council member of Weaverville, he brings a unique blend of public and private-sector experience and will serve the citizens of Buncombe County with integrity and responsibly.

Mr. Fitzsimmons has proven a commitment to service and a track record of real results.

— Mollie Milner
Asheville

Editor’s note: Milner reports that she is volunteering on Fitzsimmons’ campaign team.

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