If nominated and elected, Isaac Coleman would be the first African-American in recorded history to become a Buncombe County commissioner. But his candidacy is about way more than symbolism. It is about performance on behalf of the people he will represent.
Isaac is a person of thoughtful, balanced and courageous action. He showed this when he put his life on the line for civil rights several decades ago.
As a longtime resident of the county, he been a pioneer in education, the environment and jobs. Isaac was one of the founders of Just Economics, has been a longtime board member of Clean Water Action for North Carolina and was instrumental in starting Read to Succeed.
These accomplishments make him the most compelling choice for this important role. His record of doing, not just proposing, should give all confidence that he will make an important contribution to the welfare of all of Buncombe County’s citizens.
— Steve Kaagan