Xpress spoke with Edwards in the latest installment of our “WTF?” feature — Want The Facts — to learn more about what his office can provide, how residents can reach out and what his goals are for constituent service.
Over 140 people responded to an Xpress questionnaire designed to learn more about Western North Carolina’s unaffilaited voters. Their answers show that, at least in WNC, the simple label of “unaffiliated” elides a wide diversity of ideologies and concerns.
“Let’s elect representatives like Jasmine Beach-Ferrara and Cheri Beasley, who will vote for opportunities to help our senior citizens with inflated prescription drug costs, help protect our beautiful mountains, and make wealthy corporations and individuals protected by Republicans to finally pay their share of taxes.”
“I applaud the raise in pay. The cost of living is outrageous for all and especially those paying for those who do not need assistance, just lazy.”
The Buncombe County Board of Elections won’t officially certify the results until Friday, May 27, and the N.C. Board of Elections will issue its own certification Thursday, June 9. But even with those steps still to come, there’s plenty to learn from the unofficial results.
Candidates in the U.S. House of Representatives District 11 2022 Republican primary share their positions with Xpress.
The elephant has long symbolized the Republican Party. And at Rockin’ The Red, the GOP’s April 11 primary debate for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, there was indeed an elephant in the room: Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s absence.
“I hope that all of us have had enough of his self-serving actions and will join me in saying, ‘Not on my watch’ and vote the bum out and back to obscurity.”
Five Democratic candidates aiming to represent Buncombe County as part of North Carolina’s 14th Congressional District participated in the forum held at the Ferguson Auditorium at A-B Tech.
Process and legal questions about involvement in Jan. 6, 2021, events at the U.S. Capitol abound in legal challenge to candidacy of U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn.
“I live in NC-11, and I also want a divorce from Madison Cawthorn!”
“God has gifted humans with the knowledge, the ability and the science to help prevent the spread of infections, as well as COVID.”
“Beneath the roar of doom and gloom, an undercurrent of bold actions by our national government is revitalizing Western North Carolina.”
“Right now, there’s a historic opportunity to invest $3.5 trillion in our communities by passing the Build Back Better deal.”
“Western North Carolina will soon experience environmental degradation because of our legislators’ inability to act on climate policy.”
“This inspiring story could encourage people to achieve great things and to rise and overcome your limitations for success.”
“If Mr. Cawthorn is so proud to see this money being given to his district, why did he vote against it?”