State-level PACs don’t typically get heavily involved in campaigning for municipal candidates. But, as in so many things, Asheville broke the mold.
“I have seen Lindsey, Marc and Julie tirelessly advocate for the people of Asheville with passion, grace and skill. “
“When I think of what makes Asheville great, I think of Lindsey [Simerly], her experience, her community involvement and passion.”
“For the City Council race in Asheville, we are endorsing Marc Hunt (at large), Julie Mayfield (at large) and Lindsey Simerly (at large).”
“I believe all three will accomplish tremendous things for our city and region.”
Though they share many of the same policy positions and goals for Asheville, each of the six city council candidates still in the race must now highlight for voters the qualities and experiences that make him or her unique. At the latest candidate forum, candidates worked to differentiate themselves from their competitors.
The Asheville Downtown Association tried something different at the Wednesday, Oct. 14 Asheville City Council candidate forum. Rather than bringing the candidates up on stage, the forum blended candidates into the audience to interact with and answer questions directly from the voters.
Lindsey Simerly Website: lindseyforcouncil.org Employment: Manager, WE DO campaign, Campaign for Southern Equality Party affiliation: Democrat Previous candidacy: Ran for Asheville City Council in 2007 NEW! Notable endorsements: Sierra Club, AFL-CIO WNC Central Labor Council, N.C. Police Benevolent Association, Equality NC, Commissioner Brownie Newman, Commissioner Holly Jones, Commissioner Ellen Frost, Sheriff Van Duncan, District Attorney […]
“Lindsey gets it, and she’s proven she can get it done. Asheville needs Lindsey Simerly.”
“Lindsey has proven her commitment to serving as a political voice for many in this community that struggle to have their voices heard.”
The quest for affordable housing: an introduction to the essay project and the Bowen study showing the problems Asheville and surrounding communities face on the affordable housing question, by Tracy Rose. The following essays are part of a series in which local experts were asked: “What would it take to solve the Asheville area’s affordable […]
Council member Gordon Smith was hit in the head by Lael Gray’s campaign manager, David Roat, at an election-night party, according to reports. Here, Smith describes the fracas. “I went to Lael’s party, I was giving her a hug and I got hit in the back of the head,” Smith says. “I went into a crouch, there were a few more blows, he was pulled off of me, and it was over.” (Photo by Bill Rhodes.)
For two weeks in October, 20 same-sex couples applied for — and were refused — marriage licenses in Buncombe County. Their efforts culminated in a rally and an act of civil disobedience that led to an arrest. This WE DO campaign drew national attention and, in many ways, demonstrates a different approach to LGBT activism.
Citing a possible conflict with her work for Rep. Heath Shuler‘s campaign, Lindsey Simerly has announced that she is withdrawing from the race for chair of the Buncombe County Democratic Party. This marks the second withdrawal of a candidate from this race.
The race for Buncombe County Democratic Party Chair is shaping up, with Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell and Lindsey Simerly, director of field and outreach for Rep. Heath Shuler‘s campaign, both throwing their hats in the proverbial ring.