Letter writer: Julie Mayfield would be an asset on City Council

As a resident of Asheville for 18 years and an active member of my community, I’m always excited to see inspiring women leaders step up to their calling in politics and run for office.

It is that time for Julie Mayfield, and I’m pleased to see her candidacy for Asheville City Council. Julie is an environmental and social justice leader with years of experience in the nonprofit field. Her knowledge of Asheville’s most pressing issues will be an asset to her work as a political leader in the city.

I believe that Julie will represent the interests of all Ashevilleans. Her ability to witness and make space for communities of color, immigrants and LGBTQ communities of Asheville will be aided by her own personal assessment of power and privilege. I fully support Julie’s run for office and hope that you will, too. My call to action as I leave this community for a new job in Louisville, Ky., is to encourage you to vote for Julie in the primary on Oct. 6 and in the general election Nov. 3. Help Julie Mayfield to get elected and support candidates that will stand up for all of Asheville’s interests.

— Sarah Nuñez

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One thought on “Letter writer: Julie Mayfield would be an asset on City Council

  1. Since environmentalists are colliding head-on with social justice when it comes to the Asheville housing supply, the last thing we need for affordable rents in Asheville is a conventional environmentalist like Mayfield. Asheville needs way too much housing for that. Only Lavonda Payne https://www.facebook.com/vonda.pain has any chance of allowing enough housing to be built in Asheville to reverse the rental crisis.

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