District 3, Buncombe County Board of Commission­ers (short-term): Pressley vs. King

This two-year term was created by the resignation of Miranda DeBruhl earlier this year. Republican Robert Pressley faces Democrat David King. Read their thoughts on zoning, HB2, the economy, body camera footage and more. You can also view campaign finance reports from King and Pressley here. There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the […]

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.

Pressley revs up county commission­er campaign

While his candidacy for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners was just announced, Robert Pressley says he’s been doing reconnaissance work for a few months now. “I’ve been to the last three county commissioner meetings, sitting in the back, listening, learning and listening to what the people are concerned about. So if I get the […]

David King

David King, Democrat Davidkingbuncombe3.com Place of residence: Candler Occupation: Farrier, self-employed Political experience: Buncombe County Commissioner, District 3, 2012-14 Endorsements: Buncombe County Association of Educators; Sierra Club; Western North Carolina Central Labor Council Amount of money raised: Approximately $18,000 Top three donors and amount contributed: Ted Van Duyn, $5,000; Ken Brame, $1,500; Bob and Leslie […]