“Honest, experienced and expert leaders can soon run the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners when we elect Robert Pressley — candidate for chair; Glenda Weinert — District 1; Anthony Penland — District 2; Joe Belcher — District 3!”
Candidates in the Democratic and Republican primaries for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners seat give their answers for the Mountain Xpress voter guide.
“Amanda Edwards is the only candidate in District 2 who will provide accountability and strong oversight, while respecting other voices in our community.”
The primary election on May 8 produced a combination of expected and surprising victories. We talk to some of the local winners.
“Amanda has abundant experience and professional experience advocating for education. Amanda will be an informed leader in education who will direct the commission to offer meaningful support to our schools.”
“Amanda’s knack to listen and understand what is needed before quickly and effectively solving issues is what will make Amanda an excellent county commissioner.”
After a recount for the District 2 seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, Republican incumbent Mike Fryar was been verified as the winner over Deomcratic challenger Nancy Nehls Nelson.
Republican incumbent Mike Fryar faces Democratic challenger Nancy Nehls Nelson. Read their thoughts on zoning, HB2, the economy, body camera footage and more. You can also view campaign finance reports from Nehls Nelson and Fryar here. There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidates’ picture to see a […]
“She truly wants all residents to have easy access to county services, a good education and good jobs.”
Eight months after last year’s election, Republican Christina Kelly G. Merrill is dropping a lawsuit challenging results that showed her just 18 votes shy of winning a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. Instead, the Fairview resident says she’ll mount a campaign for a seat on the board next year.
The state board of elections voted unanimously Dec. 13 to dismiss District 2 Republican candidate Christina Kelley G. Merrill’s charges that local elections officials violated any laws in counting the ballots of Warren Wilson College students.
The N.C. Board of Elections will meet Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. in Raleigh to consider District 2 Republican candidate Christina Kelley G. Merrill’s protest over hundreds of ballots cast by residents of Warren Wilson College.
The Asheville-Buncombe League of Women Voters hosts a forum tonight, Oct 8, with the candidates for Commission District 2 and House District 115 (6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Black Mountain Library). Follow Reporters David Forbes and Jake Frankel via #avlelect.
Party: Republican Slogan: “Common Sense Solutions” Profession: Small-business owner, former race-car engine builder Residence: Fairview Funding: Top donors are Roy and Becky Ramsey ($750), James Young ($750), Mark Delk ($500), Linsey and Teresa DeBruhl ($250), Mark Meadows ($250), Kelly & Miranda DeBruhl ($250), Albert Sneed ($250) Endorsements: Nathan Ramsey, former chairman, Buncombe County Board of […]
Ellen Frost Party: Democrat Slogan: None. Profession: Owner and manager, Bed and Biscuit pet spa Residence: Black Mountain Funding: $5,000 total, as of April 23; three top donors ($500 each) are Don Collins, Joe Eckert, Tom Sobol. Endorsements: Sierra Club 1. Do you favor A) creating a regional water authority, B) giving the existing system […]
Democrat JoAnn Morgan is jumping into the race for a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners in District 2, which includes much of the eastern part of the county, from Fairview to Barnardsville.