Letter writer: Rich Lee understands the issues facing Asheville

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Asheville is at a key inflection point, as multiple critical issues are converging that will affect residents for years, maybe decades, to come. Now is the time to put the right people in office to ensure that future includes a thriving, sustainable and fair city that benefits all citizens, rather than only a select few.

As hotels are being erected left and right, catering to tourists and large corporate hoteliers who pay notoriously low wages with little or no benefits, and as our infrastructure deteriorates from overuse and underfunding, we desperately need to diversify our economy in ways that provide the most benefit to citizens across the socioeconomic spectrum.

We need someone on Council to advocate for citizens with a vested interest in creating a livable, workable community, not for developers with only a short-term interest in profit. Some Council members have had their chance, and they are not getting the job done.

So now that voters have picked the final six candidates to compete in the upcoming general election, it’s time to get serious about electing Rich Lee to City Council. Not only does Rich have a solid history of grassroots organizing at the neighborhood level here in West Asheville, as well as a background in finance, he also has a comprehensive understanding of the most pressing issues affecting this city.

Rich is exceptionally bright, fair-minded, genuine, and most importantly, he has integrity. Electing someone as honest, hardworking and knowledgeable as Rich would be a win for the city of Asheville — a win we desperately need right now.

— Tom Adams

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3 thoughts on “Letter writer: Rich Lee understands the issues facing Asheville

  1. Lulz

    Diversify the economy LOL? How about paying their fair share instead lulz.

  2. OneWhoKnows

    ‘key inflection point’ what the hayell does that even mean ???

    Rich Lee is among the six NON qualified contestants running for lamea** clown council…do not even bother to vote, you
    won’t even know the difference!

  3. OneWhoKnows

    Rich Lee hates veterans and the 2nd amendment…hardly worthy of elected office…avoid him.

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