The Council of Independent Business Owners returned to the topic of district elections for seats on Asheville City Council at its monthly Issues Meeting on Feb. 10. Unsurprisingly, opinions on the wisdom of making a change were mixed.
Dr. Joe Dunn, a retired dentist who lives in South Asheville, today told members of the Council of Independent Business Owners he’s launching a push for district elections for seats on Asheville City Council — and he’s planning to take his case directly to North Carolina legislators.
A public dispute has arisen over Asheville City Council member and congressional candidate Cecil Bothwell‘s angry voicemail to Joe Dunn, after the former Council member wrote a letter to the Asheville Citizen-Times criticizing Bothwell and Council candidate Lael Gray.
Editor’s note: News reporting inevitably involves many judgment calls. Typically, the quest for balanced reporting would call for including comments by Carl Mumpower’s critics as well as his friends and supporters. But those critics have been vocal and their concerns widely reported, both in this paper and elsewhere. Rather than repeating them here, we have […]
Former Asheville City Council member Joe Dunn, who finished with the most votes in May’s Republican primary for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, announced on July 24 that he is withdrawing from the race. Family first: Former City Council member Joe Dunn has bowed out of the county commissioners race, citing his need to […]
With former Asheville City Council member Joe Dunn dropping out of the race for a county commissioner’s seat, the Buncombe County Republican Party has put out an open call for a replacement candidate.
Joe Dunn, a former Asheville City Council member who signed up earlier this year to run for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, has announced in a letter that he has decided to drop out of the race.