Bothwell: for the ordinary citizen and a sustainable Asheville

Cecil Bothwell is a candidate for the times. As the post-peak fossil-fuel era unfolds, we need leaders with the vision to implement alternative solutions for our energy future. Cecil is one of those leaders.

His campaign has concentrated on the issues of a green and sustainable economy, fair wages, affordable housing, multimodal transit and domestic-partner benefits. He has been on the front lines in the fight for a sustainable, greener Asheville. The future of our local economy will depend on better mass transit, bicycle lanes, walkable communities and other types of transport rather than autos.

Coming from a tradition of citizen involvement in politics, Cecil can be counted on to speak truth to power on issues that impact our community. He will always address what many in public life will shy away from. His ability to see the whole picture makes him an excellent choice for City Council.

I am convinced that Cecil will put the interest of ordinary citizens above that of all others. I encourage the people of Asheville to take a tough look at all the candidates and to make informed choices. The city of Asheville needs the people [to get] involved in its decision-making process. Please exercise this right, and come out and vote!

A vote for Cecil Bothwell is in the interest of our families, friends and community. He has mine!

— Carmen Ramos-Kennedy
Asheville

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