Younger voters tired of politicians who say one thing and do another may want to consider Carl Mumpower as a candidate for Asheville City Council. You may not always agree with Carl, but I know that he is a man who thinks things through and stands for what he believes is right instead of just saying what people want to hear. He works hard at whatever he does, treats everyone the same and is indifferent to the pressures of the power and money people who seem to run Asheville.
Carl is a principle-over-party type of guy. As a young man trying to make it in a very costly city like Asheville (I am 25), I have come to realize that the city spending is out of control, and it is property owners who take the biggest hit. Even if you are paying rent, if the landlord has to pay more in taxes each year, he will be forced to increase the cost of rent. We need someone who can make the tough decisions and help make our city more affordable to live in.
I agree with Carl when he says the city lacks balance. We have all progressive Democrats who control everything, so no one really challenges them. Having someone on the Council to challenge the status quo will inevitably make for vigorous debate; therefore, you will have more critical thinking leading to better policy for city taxpayers. Carl has a proven record from serving on the Council from 2001-09.
Carl is a big animal lover. You often see him with his dog, his faithful companion, Pepper. I always say you should be cautious of someone who can’t reach out and love an animal. Carl is a kind man, a good man. He is greatly needed on our Asheville City Council. Please consider Dr. Carl Mumpower when you vote. The city of Asheville is ready for a positive change. Thank you!
— Tim Elkin