Keever listens

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
Asheville

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2 thoughts on “Keever listens

  1. invisiblefriend

    What proves this point even more is that certian leaders of that incorpoaration task force had not been heard from since their defeat, yet now they are pulling their heads out of the mud writing editorials in newspapers, etc., supporting Goforth. I guess they probably feel like paying back to him for his underhanded support. This is not coincidence.

  2. Frieda Negg

    Well said, Ms. Duggan. Swannanoa residents had only one issue on their ballots last November- that of incorporation. In an off-election year like last fall, the expected turn-out of voters is usually 5% to 10%. Instead, more than 60% of our voters cast ballots, overwhelmingly DEFEATING incorporation. By then, most of them were aware of Goforth’s position SUPPORTING the incorporation effort and the few out-siders who drove it. I expect those voters to again speak, next week at the polls, reminding Goforth whom he is supposed to be representing!!

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