Vote for Marc Hunt — I already did

I am pleased to have voted early in the primaries for Marc Hunt as my choice for City Council. I have had the chance to meet with Marc this summer and I was impressed with his vision and experience as a community leader in public and nonprofit service. Marc’s commitment to improving the health of neighborhoods and their residents is evidenced in his work in support of greenways and urban pathways for bikers and pedestrians to reach neighborhood-based, local businesses.

What is most impressive to me, however, is that he has a pragmatic approach to policy making.  He is a problem solver. Marc has worked in the trenches and has not just fought for, but worked with others to build greenways in order to improve the quality of life of our city. Marc has a clear sense of identifying problems, identifying community stakeholders with interests in the issue and the ability to collaborate to find a workable solution to a problem. I believe that he will be the type of Council member who will listen, temper ideology and build effective coalitions to get things done.

When I vote I look for public servants that believe that government has a positive and important role in improving the lives of people. I look for individuals who truly believe that elective politics is about public service. Marc recognizes that building a strong foundation for effective problem solving necessitates the inclusion of underrepresented voices at the table. This is the hallmark of an effective representative. I am pleased and proud to have voted for Marc Hunt. He will be an effective leader on City Council and I urge others in our community to vote for him as well.

— Roger Hartley


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4 thoughts on “Vote for Marc Hunt — I already did

    • Roger Hartley


      The letters page mistakenly identified me as from Cullowhee. I listed my title only…as professor. I am a Professor at Western Carolina University (these opinions are my own by the way) and I direct the Master of Public Affairs program offered in Asheville. I live in Asheville and vote in Asheville. Sorry for any confusion.



  1. Roger Hartley

    Sorry reasonable and good catch. I was misidentified as from Cullowhee because of my job. I live in Asheville and vote there too.

  2. reasonable

    Well that clears that up, I think. I know when writing an LTE one is asked for their address. It’s information you as LTE writer supplies.

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