VIDEO: Buncombe County’s District 3 commissioner candidates answer voter questions

Written by on October 25, 2012 in Buncombe, ELECTION 2012, People, Politics, Region, Special Reports, Top News, Video Comments Off on VIDEO: Buncombe County’s District 3 commissioner candidates answer voter questions

(Left to right) Republicans Joe Belcher and David King and Democrats Terry Van Duyn and Michelle Wood introduce themselves to voters at a candidates forum held Oct. 25 by the League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County and moderated by Jerri Jameson. Voters will select two of the four to represent southern and western portions of the county on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

At the final League of Women Voters for Asheville and Buncombe County forum on Oct. 15, the four candidates running for the two seats on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ District 3 race talked about what they thought were the most important issues facing the county and more. Read “Commissioner hopefuls differ on Buncombe County’s top issue” here.

Running for the two District 3 Buncombe County Commissioner seats are Republican Joe Belcher, a regional manager with Clayton Inc.; Republican David King, a farrier; Democrat Terry Van Duyn, a former programmer and systems analyst and a community volunteer; and Democrat Michelle Pace Wood, a self-employed real estate agent.

Here is the complete forum, presented in two parts. Carolina Public Press, Mountain Xpress, The Urban News, News Radio 570 WWNC and 880 The Revolution co-sponsored the public forum.

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