More Buncombe County voters — 81,887, or 41.79% of all eligible residents — took part in the primary elections that wrapped up March 3 than in any previous primary in the county’s history. Xpress outlines the winners and losers for levels of elected office from president to Asheville City Council.
Xpress will update this page with election results, candidate reactions, pictures and more throughout the evening.
Incumbent David Gantt is not seeking re-election. Democrat Brownie Newman, a current commissioner, is facing Republican Chuck Archerd. Read their thoughts on zoning, HB2, the economy, body camera footage and more.
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.
Buncombe County Commissioners sounded off on education, property tax revaluations and economic incentives during a forum hosted by Asheville Citizen-Times on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners laid out their thoughts on issues facing the county during a debate on Thursday, Aug. 25. Topics ranged from property tax rates to affordable housing.
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.
There are two ways to view Xpress‘ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidate’s picture to see a text version of their answers or click to expand the grid below. There is no incumbent; current Chair, David Gantt, is not running for re-election. Chuck Archerd, Republican Brownie Newman, Democrat
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 […]
The Republican candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners in District 3 made their campaign pitches March 31 at the annual party convention.