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“Asheville is so lucky to have this lineup of candidates!”
“I’m proud to cast my vote for Marc Hunt, Julie Mayfield and Rich Lee.”
“On each issue, Rich has worked to bring the community together and discuss the facts, a refreshing break from the safe talking points we often hear from political campaigns.”
“This City Council election is pivotal. There are three candidates who have the interests of citizens at heart and three that might not.”
“If you support greenways and parks in Asheville, please vote for Marc.”
“Julie cannot be trusted to represent us on City Council. What devil would she secretly attempt to cut her next deal with?”
“I have seen Lindsey, Marc and Julie tirelessly advocate for the people of Asheville with passion, grace and skill. “
“I am backing Rich Lee and Brian Haynes because both will be loyal to the people of Asheville, with particular concern to affordability, the overmarketing of Asheville by the hotel industry and listening to what the people want.”
The final six candidates in the race for Asheville’s city council are by now veterans of many forums and panel discussions. Wednesday’s Council of Independent Business Owners (CIBO) forum emphasized issues of particular interest and importance to Asheville’s business community, yielding some answers frequently heard on the campaign trail and some that moved into more wonkish territory.
Though they share many of the same policy positions and goals for Asheville, each of the six city council candidates still in the race must now highlight for voters the qualities and experiences that make him or her unique. At the latest candidate forum, candidates worked to differentiate themselves from their competitors.