Press release from the League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County, shared Sept. 18:

Monday forum first in series featuring local, state candidates

The League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County will hold its first fall candidates forum at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at Ferguson Auditorium on the A-B Tech campus to offer voters a chance to see and hear candidates for Buncombe County Commission Chair and for the county Board of Education. In addition, countywide candidates for Register of Deeds and the Soil & Water Conservation District, as well as state Senate candidates, have been invited to set up information tables for a “Meet & Greet” before the forum.

The forum is cosponsored by News Radio 570 WWNC and 880 The Revolution, as well as by The Urban News, Mountain Xpress and Carolina Public Press, and will be moderated by Jerri Jameson, news director for Clear Channel Asheville.

The League will also host three more Monday-night forums on successive weeks, for state House and Buncombe County Commission districts 1/114, 2/115, and 3/116, respectively (see schedule below).

Because of legislative redistricting in 2012, many residents are no longer in the same 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, where, by typing in their street address, they can learn exactly which districts and offices they will be voting in this fall.

For more information about the League of Women Voters of Asheville and Buncombe County and its fall forums, visit the League website at or call 828-258-8223.

League of Women Voters forums, September through October

Sept. 24: Buncombe, countywide
6:30 – 9 p.m., A-B Tech, Ferguson Auditorium, Asheville

  • “Meet & Greet” for Buncombe countywide offices — Board of Education, Register of Deeds, Soil & Water Conservation District Board — and for N.C. Senate
  • Q&A for Board of Education
  • Forum for chair of the Buncombe County Commission

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 Deptartment, 9 Miller Rd. (where Long Shoals meets Hendersonville Road)

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

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