I first became aware of Cecil Bothwell about 11 years ago when he was writer and editor at the Mountain Xpress. I respected his knowledge [and] fair-handedness about issues, and realized he also had some breadth when he wrote articles about gardening and cooking. As I've gotten to know him through various community events, I see that he is a man of great humility, integrity and courage. His heart and mind are really in the right place; he's fair, open-minded, bases his opinions on objective research, and seeks the common good on issues. As a City Council member, I know he will listen to all opinions, and work diligently to protect and augment what we all love about Ashevllle. I heartily recommend a vote for Cecil Bothwell for City Council.
— Amina Spengler