(Left to right) Don Guge, Holly Jones and Brownie Newman answered voter questions during a candidates forum held Oct. 1, 2012 at Pack Memorial Library. The three are candidates for two seats on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners representing the Asheville area, also known as District 1. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Three candidates seeking to represent the Asheville area on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners answered a host of voter questions — from commissioner pay rates to greenways, support for small business to the anti-discrimination policy for county employees.

Voters in District 1 may select two candidates to represent them on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. Read the story here.

Go here and enter your name to find your district and to view your sample ballot.

The forum, presented below in its entirety, was organized by the League of Women Voters for Asheville and Buncombe County, which has coordinated a series of events highlighting local candidates for Buncombe County offices and N.C. House races. Carolina Public Press joins Mountain Xpress, The Urban News, News Radio 570 WWNC and 880 The Revolution as a series co-sponsor. The forums have and will be moderated by Jerri Jameson, news director for Clear Channel Asheville.

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