A guide to the Asheville-area NC House, county commissioner debates

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District 1 Buncombe commissioners, NC House District 114 candidates featured

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The League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County will hold its second fall candidates forum at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at Lord Auditorium in Pack Memorial Library, in downtown Asheville.

Candidates for District 1 of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners and District 114 for the N.C. House of Representatives will attend and be available to talk with voters. Both districts’ boundaries are roughly the same as the city of Asheville.

Current candidates for District 1 of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners are Don Guge, a Republican; Holly Jones, a Democrat; and Brownie Newman, a Democrat. Voters may vote for two of the candidates at the November election.

The current candidate for District 114 for the N.C. House of Representatives is Susan Fisher, a Democrat. Voters may vote for one candidate during the election.

The forum is co-sponsored by Carolina Public Press, Mountain Xpress, News Radio 570 WWNC and 880 The Revolution, and The Urban News. Jerri Jameson, news director for Clear Channel Asheville, will moderate.

Because of legislative redistricting in 2012, many residents are no longer in the same state House district as in previous elections, and new Buncombe County Commission districts coincide with state House districts. Voters who are not certain which district they are in can visit the League’s one-stop election information website, at Vote411.org, where, by typing in their street address, they can learn exactly which districts and offices they will be voting in this fall.

You may also visit the Buncombe County’s online mapping tool and find your political district.

For more information about the League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County and its fall forums, visit the League website at www.ablwv.org or call (828) 258-8223. The League will also host two more Monday-night forums on successive weeks, for Buncombe County Board of Commissioners and N.C. House of Representatives 2/115, and 3/116, respectively (see schedule below).

Click to view full-size image. Map courtesy of the Buncombe County Board of Election.


League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County forums

Oct. 1: Districts 1 & 114
6:30 – 8 p.m., Pack Library, 67 Haywood St., downtown Asheville

  • Candidates for Buncombe County Commission, District 1
  • N.C. House, District 114

Oct. 8: Districts 2 & 115
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St., Black Mountain

  • Candidates for Buncombe County Commission, District 2
  • N.C. House, District 115

Oct. 15: Districts 3 & 116
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Skyland Volunteer Fire Department, 9 Miller Road (where Long Shoals meets Hendersonville Road)

  • Candidates for Buncombe County Commission, District 3
  • N.C. House, District 116

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Angie Newsome

Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 279-0949 or e-mail her at anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org.

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