More Buncombe County voters — 81,887, or 41.79% of all eligible residents — took part in the primary elections that wrapped up March 3 than in any previous primary in the county’s history. Xpress outlines the winners and losers for levels of elected office from president to Asheville City Council.
“I believe that an important part of keeping that economy strong relies on reasonable and smart land use. Endorsed by the Sierra Club, Nancy Nehls Nelson, Democratic candidate for Buncombe County commission in District 1, will work with stakeholders to make that happen.”
“I’ll have to write in myself unless someone else volunteers, since there’s no Republican or Libertarian primary to turn to, leaving zero democratic choice as usual.”
“With her corporate business experience, as well as the insight she has gained through community outreach and volunteer service, she would be an incredible asset to any public office.”
Candidates in the Democratic and Republican primaries for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners seat give their answers for the Mountain Xpress voter guide.
Since the state legislature divided the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners into election districts in the run-up to the 2012 election, races in District 2 have been tight. That first districted year, there were races for both seats, one for a two-year term and one for a four-year term, so the top two finishers in […]
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.
Xpress will update this page with election results, candidate reactions, pictures and more throughout the evening.
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 […]
The two candidates for Chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners have loaned their campaigns a combined total of $272,000. Democrat Brownie Newman loaned his campaign $42,000 and Republican Chuck Archerd loaned himself $230,000 according to the candidates’ campaign finance reports.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and early voting runs through Nov. 5. Below you will find questionnaires from candidates at the federal, state and local levels. You can also find our federal and state election coverage in the current, Oct. 26, issue and our county election coverage in the upcoming Nov. 3 issue. For […]
“She supports programs that improve school climate and enhance learning at all levels of education, including preschool, community colleges and continuing education.”
Buncombe County Commissioners sounded off on education, property tax revaluations and economic incentives during a forum hosted by Asheville Citizen-Times on Thursday, Sept. 22.
‘After extensive research and opportunities to meet the candidates, I‘ve selected Nancy Nehls Nelson as my candidate for Buncombe County District 2 commissioner for various reasons. ‘
Candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners laid out their thoughts on issues facing the county during a debate on Thursday, Aug. 25. Topics ranged from property tax rates to affordable housing.
“She truly wants all residents to have easy access to county services, a good education and good jobs.”
Nancy Nehls Nelson’s 2016 primary voter guide profile.
There are two ways to view Xpress‘ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidate’s picture to see a text version of their answers or click to expand the grid below. Mike Fryar (I), Republican Nancy Nehls Nelson, Democrat
Nancy Nehls Nelson, Democrat Electnancynehlsnelson.org Place of residence: Weaverville Occupation: Retired project manager Political experience: Active in political campaigns lifelong. Never ran for public office personally until now Endorsements: Sierra Club, Buncombe County Association of Educators, WNC Central Labor Council, Equality NC, Common Cause of North Carolina; Asheville Citizen-Times Amount of money raised: $23,500 Top […]