The greatest responsibility of a public representative is to act in service to the opinions and directions of the people [the representative was] elected to serve. It is important to examine each candidate's record in this area when deciding for whom to vote.
Keever has tried to listen to her public and champion causes her constituents believe in. Goforth apparently follows a different agenda. Recently, Swannanoa citizens faced the dire consequences of a flawed incorporation attempt, with the vast majority opposing it. Goforth not only ignored this majority, he actively supported the small group pushing this plan (both locally and in Raleigh), leaving the bulk of the voters out here to fend for themselves. This is not service to the majority, nor healthy representation for anyone. I believe that same Swannanoa majority will vote their displeasure with this "service" in May. I know I will.
— Nancy Duggan