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2022 WNC Candidate list (Asheville & Buncombe)

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Matt Bush
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Buncombe County courthouse

The primary election in North Carolina will be held May 17th. All seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and North Carolina General Assembly are on the ballot this year. The deadline to register to vote on primary day is April 22nd. The early voting period for the primary runs from April 28th to May 14th. Same day voter registration is available during early voting, but not on primary day. The deadline for civilians to request an absentee ballot is May 10th. Absentee ballots from civilians must be returned by close of business May 17th, the day of the primary election.

City of Asheville elections are officially non-partisan.

If in any race one candidate does not receive one vote over 30% of those cast, a runoff or second primary will be held between the two candidates who received the most votes. The date of those elections will either be July 5th or July 26th.

* = incumbent

ASHEVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION (TOP 8 ADVANCE TO GENERAL ELECTION)

Pepi Acebo
Sara Shea
Miri Massachi
Liza English-Kelly
Rebecca Shriner
Amy Ray
Sarah Thornburg
Jesse J. Warren
William (Bill) Young Jr.

ASHEVILLE CITY COUNCIL (TOP 6 ADVANCE TO GENERAL ELECTION)

Allison Scott
Maggie Ullman Berthiaume
Grant Millin
Alex Cobb
Andy Ledford
Doug Brown
Will Hornaday
Nina Tovish
Sheneika E. Smith *
Antanette Mosley *
Andrew Fletcher

ASHEVILLE MAYOR (TOP 2 ADVANCE TO GENERAL ELECTION)

Esther Manheimer *
Cliff Feingold
Michael L. Hayes
Kim Roney
Johnathan Wainscott

BUNCOMBE COUNTY CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT

Democrat

Steven Cogburn *

BUNCOMBE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 1

Democrat

Al Whitesides *
Bill Branyon

Republican

Anthony Penland

BUNCOMBE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 2

Democrat

Martin Moore

Republican

Robert Pressley *

BUNCOMBE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 3

Democrat

Amanda Edwards *

Republican

Don Yelton

BUNCOMBE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Democrat

Doug Edwards
Joe Bowman
Todd Williams *
Courtney Booth

BUNCOMBE COUNTY SHERIFF

Democrat

Quentin Miller *
David Hurley

Libertarian

Tracey DeBruhl

Republican

Adrian (AJ) Fox
Jeff Worley
Ben Jaramillo

Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington D.C. For the 8 years prior to coming to Asheville, he worked at the NPR member station in the nation's capital as a reporter and anchor. Matt primarily covered the state of Maryland, including 6 years of covering the statehouse in Annapolis. Prior to that, he worked at WMAL in Washington and Metro Networks in Pittsburgh, the city he was born and raised in.