You may know Buncombe County commissioner candidate Jasmine Beach-Ferrara because of her leadership of the Campaign for Southern Equality, advocating for marriage equality and LGBT rights. I have worked closely with Jasmine for five years, and I want to share the qualities I’ve seen in Jasmine that would make her an excellent county commissioner.
One of Jasmine’s priorities, if elected, is to address the needs of the thousands of Buncombe County children living in poverty, their hunger, health and education.
Jasmine has incredible vision — she sees possibility and solutions where others see intractable problems. She has a powerful intellect, is strategic and is an excellent communicator.
She brings together diverse groups of people and maintains respect and compassion for those who disagree with her. In these divisive times, this is a rare quality in an elected official.
Jasmine is a thoughtful minister, a dedicated mother and a proven civil rights leader, and she has my vote for Buncombe County commissioner!
— Diane E. Walton