Robert Pressley, incumbent Buncombe County commissioner for District 3, was the only Republican to win a county race in the hotly contested 2018 midterms. Buncombe County Democratic Party Chair Jeff Rose said the party’s unprecedented midterm voter outreach had helped propel Democratic candidates to wins in nearly all local contests.
Norm Bossert Democrat Website: Norm4NC.com Occupation: Retired educator Previous candidacy or offices held: Ran for state Senate in 2016; ran for state House 2014; ran for Transylvania County school board on two occasions Key endorsements: N.C. Association of Educators, Planned Parenthood, AFL-CIO, Equality North Carolina Amount of money raised: As of Sept. 8, +/- $47,000 Top three donors: Audrey Stelloh; Carter […]
Four candidates, including three Democrats in contested races, showed up to the event. Their three Republican opponents — Senate incumbent Chuck Edwards, House candidate Marilyn Brown and Commissioner Robert Pressley — didn’t appear. According to League policy, candidates without an opponent present are limited to a two-minute opening statement.
Xpress will update this page with election results, candidate reactions, pictures and more throughout the evening.
After seven terms, Sen. Tom Apodaca has resigned from the North Carolina Senate. Democrat Norm Bossert and Republican Chuck Edwards (appointed to finish Apodaca’s term) outline their thoughts on HB2, job creation, district-based City Council elections and more.
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 […]
There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidates’ picture to see a text version of their answers or click the grid below. No incumbent, Chuck Edwards was appointed to finish Sen. Tom Apodaca’s term. Norm Bossert, Democrat Chuck Edwards, Republican
Norm Bossert, Democrat bossertforstatesenate.com Place of residence: Pisgah Forest Occupation: Principal, Black Mountain Elementary School Political experience: Former chairman, Transylvania County Democratic Party; current secretary, 11th Congressional District Democratic Party; candidate for N.C. House two years ago; candidate for Transylvania School Board six years ago. Endorsements: AFL-CIO; Equality NC; Planned Parenthood Amount of money raised: […]