Register of Deeds: Cothran vs. Reisinger

Incumbent Democrat Drew Reisinger faces Republican challenger Pat Cothran. Read their thoughts on archive preservation, modernization, if the post should be political and more. 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. The text […]

Pat Cothran

Pat Cothran, Republican Place of residence: Leicester Occupation: Title insurance underwriter, insuring property documents recorded in the Register of Deeds office. Political experience: 38 years of corporate business and leadership experience, which requires multiple political relationships Endorsements: I did not seek political endorsements for this elected office because it is an apolitical position. Amount […]

Appointmen­t is not democracy

On July 26, 2011 the following was printed in the Mountain Xpress article “Field of Schemes?” about the proposed new Statehouse districts: “‘Less than a quarter of Buncombe County's population is Republican,’ noted Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger, who was Democratic Rep. Patsy Keever's campaign manager. ‘Yet they've drawn the districts so there will likely […]

Elect Pat Cothran, the experience­d candidate

When Drew Reisinger was appointed to fulfill Otto DeBruhl’s unexpired term, the March 3 Mountain Xpress article, “A Done Deed,” reported on the Democratic Party’s choice: “The committee — made up of Buncombe County precinct chairs and vice chairs, Democratic elected officials and other party leaders — chose Reisinger, a 27-year-old party activist. … But […]