“Though progressives love to march, scream, ridicule, deceive and knit pink vagina hats, experience tells us there’s a big difference in motion and action. Your side has a growing attachment to distraction over productive social action.”
In an election year that has many people looking for more choices, come November three presidential candidates will be on North Carolina’s ballot. Xpress looks at what it takes to gain ballot access in the Tar Heel State.
Democrat Brian Turner is the presumptive winner of November’s House District 116 election. Aug. 25 marked the final day for Buncombe County Republicans to select a candidate to run against him.
The Chair of the Buncombe County GOP says it’s unlikely they will name a replacement candidate for Kay Olsen who dropped out of the House District 116 race. If true, Democrat incumbent Brian Turner would run unopposed for a second term. Republicans have until Aug. 25 to name a replacement.
Buncombe County GOP leadership has selected Chuck Archerd to run for Chair of the county commission. He replaces primary winner Miranda DeBruhl who exited the election in May. Archerd will face Democrat Brownie Newman.
GOP leadership unanimously selected Robert Pressley to run for a two-year term on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. Pressley will face Democrat David King in November’s election.
Former State Representative Tim Moffitt has been selected by Buncombe County Republican leadership to fill the District 3 seat vacated by Miranda DeBruhl. He is set to be sworn-in on Tuesday, June 7.
Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene is recommending a total budget of just over $407 million that would hold the property tax rate at 60.4 cents per $100 of valued property. However, property revaluations will take place this year with new values expected to sent out mid-January 2017.
Early voting began May 26 for a special primary for candidates in the 10th and 11th congressional districts and for North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice. Early voting will run through June 4, with polling places closed over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30.
In this week’s Local Matters podcast, Xpress News Editor Margaret Williams talks to reporter Jake Frankel about the election of Henry Mitchell as the new head of the Buncombe County Republican Party.