I support the re-election of Councilman Brownie Newman. Councilman Newman has dedicated his life to supporting healthier neighborhoods and a clean environment in Asheville and Western North Carolina. Prior to serving on Council, he was a leader in passing the N.C. Clean Smokestacks Act, which has aided in greatly reducing pollution from the Progress Energy power plant here in Asheville.
During Councilman Newman’s tenure, City Council has doubled the annual investment in sidewalks and greenways, invested $35 million to repair our neglected water infrastructure, increased the number of law enforcement officers protecting our neighborhoods by 15 percent and provided long overdue pay raises for the men and women in the Asheville Police Department and the Asheville Fire and Rescue Department.
Councilman Newman is a community leader who cares deeply about making Asheville a great place to live and work. By focusing on the right priorities, he has been able to support key initiatives while growing the city’s fund balance and holding the line on taxes.
Councilman Newman is providing effective, progressive leadership for Asheville. Visit www.brownienewman.com to learn more about the record and priorities of Councilman Newman.
— Kieran Roe