On Saturday, April 2, supporters and opponents of the recently-passed North Carolina legislation House Bill 2 demonstrated in Asheville’s Pack Square. The new law overturns a Charlotte ordinance that would have allowed people to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity rather than the sex that matches their birth certificate. It also prevents other municipalities from passing similar ordinances to Charlotte’s, and it limits legal recourse for those who believe they have experienced discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.
This post features responses to the Xpress questionnaire from candidates vying to represent N.C. Statehouse District 115, which includes most of eastern Buncombe County from Fairview and Black Mountain to Weaverville. Democrat Susan Wilson is competing with Republican Nathan Ramsey.
In the race for N.C. House District 115, which covers a wide swath of eastern Buncombe County, Republican Nathan Ramsey and Democrat Susan Wilson faced off over a variety of issues at an Oct. 15 forum. (This post includes video).
The Buncombe County candidates running for seats in N.C. House districts 115 and 116 faced off at a Sept. 27 forum organized by the Council of Independent Business Owners. Candidates were asked a range of questions, giving them a chance to show where they stood on issues like Asheville’s water system, jobs, education and more. Roughly 75 people attended the forum. Here’s a look at the event in words, photos and videos as it unfolded, via Storify. (photo by Max Cooper)
Sometimes the money behind the political marketing says as much about a given race as the ads themselves, offering insights into candidates’ views — not to mention their chances of winning.
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When part-time attorney and freelance writer, Susan Wilson realized there were no Democrats running for House District 115, that was when she realized it was the time to step up, file for election and jump into this election. (Photo courtesy of Susan Wilson)