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.
“His continuing record of blindly supporting Congressional Republican dogma is a travesty.”
“He is sincere and dedicated to decency, fairness, honesty and to representing common people.”
In preparation for the May primary, Xpress sent questions to candidates fighting for their party’s nomination for various local and national offices. Read their responses here.
“He knows that a complex problem like gun violence is not solved by solely allowing guns to be carried in our schools and concealed in our pocketbooks and waistbands.”
The full slate of candidates for state and local offices for the May 8 primary election was finalized on Feb. 28 — with a few surprises.