On March 15, we will vote for Jasmine Beach-Ferrara for Buncombe County commissioner, and we think you should, too. We have gotten to know Jasmine, her wife, Meghann, and their child over the past few years. We met first through league soccer and running endeavors, and have more recently enjoyed social engagements and campaign events.
The first thing we both noticed about Jasmine is that she is an incredible listener. She made us feel comfortable and at ease: We actually didn’t know she owned a cellphone because we never saw her check it. She was always completely engaged in our presence, and we have observed this when she is with others, too. It is a trait that is becoming more scarce, and we think her listening ability will help her transition from an effective social leader to a political leader.
As the child of a single working mom, she relates to people from all walks of life without any pretense. She has a strong background in working with underserved communities, and we believe this needs to be strengthened with the commissioners.
As founder and director of the Campaign for Southern Equality, she has demonstrated leadership and fluency in LGBT issues across the Southeast. This experience and her personal story have made her fluent in other issues, such as ending childhood poverty, building healthy communities and shaping economic growth.
As two people with a background in primary care for the underserved (Susan) and environmental advocacy (Adam), we believe that Jasmine Beach-Ferrara will be an advocate for both causes (and many others) if she is elected. Please get out and vote on March 15!
— Susan McDowell and Adam Griffith