Broad vision deserves broad support

Serving on City Council is a hard job. Having to go through piles of paper every week, on and on. Friends/supporters [and] others all expect you to agree with them 100 percent on all subjects/issues. If you are associated with business interests/groups that are regulated by city government, it can make good business sense to serve—if you can get elected. But for fair-for-a-broad-range-of-residents, good-government community activists, it has got to be a grind over the long haul.

I am very thankful that strong community activists Brownie Newman and Bryan Freeborn are willing to run for re-election/election again. I thank them for their energy and commitment. I also am very happy to see Elaine Lite running for election. She is another ethical, strong, energetic, broad-community activist. She played a major role in the founding of the Mountain Voices Alliance and in Save Our Slopes, as well as prior community-for-everyone activity.

Early voting is going on now at the Buncombe County Board of Elections on the [east] side of the County Courthouse downtown. And if we live in the city of Asheville, I think Newman/Freeborn/Lite deserve our broad support.

— James Sheeler
Asheville

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2 thoughts on “Broad vision deserves broad support

  1. travelah

    Given Newman and Freeborn’s recent attempt to stifle independent minded voters in order to help secure their selfish political desires, why would anybody think they deserve the community’s broad support? They both made an attempt to force a disenfranchisement upon a large segment of the electorate. I say off with their heads (metaphorically speaking).

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