UPDATED: Spending takes off in Buncombe commission­er races; Chair candidates loan campaigns big bucks

The two candidates for Chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners have loaned their campaigns a combined total of $272,000. Democrat Brownie Newman loaned his campaign $42,000 and Republican Chuck Archerd loaned himself $230,000 according to the candidates’ campaign finance reports.

Chuck Archerd

Chuck Archerd, Republican chuckarcherd.com Place of residence: South Asheville Occupation: Small-business owner, CPA Political experience: I am not a politician. I have 36 years of real-life business experience, dealing with people, negotiating business transactions and making decisions that affect my customers, employees and me. Endorsements: Too many to list and don’t want to leave anyone […]