JoAnn Morgan homors mountain values

There is no one more qualified to speak for Buncombe County, District 2 (Fairview, Black Mountain, Swannanoa, Weaverville, Barnardsville, French Broad), than JoAnn Morgan.

JoAnn, a farm girl and native of Buncombe County, exemplifies the definition of honest, caring leadership. She understands fully that now is a critical time for our county, and more importantly, our people. During her 32 years assisting Otto DeBruhl, the retired register of deeds, service has become second nature to her. JoAnn is proud of her mountain heritage and is ready to apply these values as a Buncombe County commissioner to ensure that “all” the citizens of this county are provided with the best committed representation possible.

To name only a few of her accomplishments, she was the first female Democrat to be elected to the Asheville City Council, she served many years as a precinct officer, is a member of the County Democratic Women and was recently given the recognition of Buncombe County Democratic Woman of the Year. She is a recipient of the Governor's Long Leaf Pine Award.

JoAnn wants to make sure that teachers are protected and in place to teach our most valuable resources — the youth. She believes that a strong policy to support our farmers and preserve farmlands from hucksters will maintain our natural resources.

Opportunities for the poor and needy should be ensured with the ability to connect to their leadership in times of need. Neighborhood volunteers who give their time to keep us safe are important to our community. Jobs and incentives to employers are vital for economic recovery. JoAnn is a member of Ivy Hill Baptist Church. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is her badge of honor.

— Denise Goodson

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