Letter: Lee would bring good qualities to Asheville City Council

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I would like to express my support of Rich Lee to be elected to the Asheville City Council. I find him to be a person of skill and action and one of experience and wisdom. He has been doing good work with his posting to Asheville Politics [Facebook page]. He has run for Council before and therefore has real experience with it.

I know he is a serious student of gentrification in Asheville and a strong supporter of Black Lives Matter, equity and inclusion, and reparations planning. He is a strong family man and a man of the people. He is great on transportation and economic development. He weighs complex issues carefully, listens to all voices and makes clear decisions.

He and I served together on both the city’s Greenway Committee and its Multimodal Transportation Commission. He knows the city and its neighborhoods like the back of his hand. He has a good sense of national and statewide policies.

I see him as now being ready to bring his qualities to the good government of Asheville at a high level. He understands visions and missions. He is courageous in speaking out and reaching out. He will make a Council person deserving of the respect of all citizens. We will be proud of him, in my opinion.

— Dave Nutter


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6 thoughts on “Letter: Lee would bring good qualities to Asheville City Council

  1. Liam

    Well, he’ll have to change his last name first because surely someone will complain that he is a constant reminder of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

    • C-Law

      Excellent observation.

      The Confederaphobia runs deep with the illiterate and innumerate carpetbagger class living in and around Asheville.

      • bsummers

        If only we could return this town to the natives who made it great – the ancestors to the white settlers who drove out the Cherokee.

  2. Kenny

    I agree that Rich Lee is well-qualified for City Council. He’s grounded, yet visionary. He considers all aspects of any given problem and will make decisions that he feels are best the City.

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