Hendersonv­ille Republican announces run for Congress

Spence Campbell, chairman of the Henderson County Republican Party, has announced he plans to vie for the 11th District Congressional seat currently held by freshman Democrat Heath Shuler of Waynesville. Campbell, 63, is the second local Republican to announce, along with Asheville City Council member Carl Mumpower, whom Campbell expressed admiration for in a brief […]

Candidate: Brownie Newman (incumbent­)

Political party: Democrat Occupation: Director, political outreach & education, Conservation Council of North Carolina Education: B.A. history/political science, Warren Wilson College Political experience: Finance Committee; Housing and Community Development Committee; Asheville Transit Commission; Metropolitan Planning Organization; Metropolitan Sewerage District Donors (top 3): Robin Hanes $1,000; Mack Pearsall $1,000; Scott Riviere $1,000 Endorsements: Sierra Club, Asheville […]

Candidate: Lindsey Simerly

Political party: None Occupation: Massage therapist, nanny, construction Education: Currently enrolled at A-B Tech Political experience: None Donors (top 3): None accepted Endorsements: Did not respond 1) What are the best and worst steps City Council has taken in the past two years, and why? Best: “The July revision of steep-slope policy, which helps protect […]

Candidate: William C. Meredith

Political party: Libertarian Occupation: Contractor Education: Environmental studies and civil engineering, UNCA; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Political experience: Libertarian Executive Committee; Libertarian Reform Caucus Donors (top 3): I’ve been asking my friends to donate $20-$50. Endorsements: Libertarian meeting (by consensus) 1) What are the best and worst steps City Council has taken in the […]

Candidate: Bill Russell

Political party: Republican Occupation: Business owner (State Farm Insurance & Financial Services agency) Education: B.A. business and marketing, Marshall University Political experience: None Donors (top 3): N.C. Realtors PAC $2,400; Stewart Coleman $1,000; Steven Duncan $700 Endorsements: None solicited 1) What are the best and worst steps City Council has taken in the past two […]