Gordon Smith is running for Buncombe County commissioner.
I’ve known Gordon for 10 years.
He was one of the main people who helped organize the community to fight a coal plant from getting built just north of Asheville. He helped prevent [Stewart] Coleman from building a condo on City/County plaza. He was one of the champions of the Burton Street neighborhood before it was popular to do so. He fought and won to extend domestic partnership benefits to city of Asheville employees.
Gordon understands public transit, housing, food security and how the issues are intertwined better than anyone I know.
— Paul Van Heden