Democrats find widespread success in county races

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.

Candidates for N.C. Senate District 48, 2018 general election voter guide

Norm Bossert Democrat Website: 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 […]

League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County candidate forum at Leicester Public Library

League of Women Voters cuts short Leicester forum

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.

Norm Bossert

Norm Bossert, Democrat 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: […]