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Asheville Primary Election On Tuesday

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Tuesday is primary election day for the city of Asheville.  Up for election this year are the mayor's office, and three city council seats currently held Cecil Bothwell, Gwen Wisler, and Gordon Smith.  Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  More information can be found here. 

The top two finishers in the mayoral primary and the top six in the city council primary will advance to the November 7th general election.  

CANDIDATES FOR ASHEVILLE MAYOR

Johnathan Austin Glover

Esther Manheimer *

Martin Ramsey

Johnanthan Wainscott

CANDIDATES FOR ASHEVILLE CITY COUNCIL

Pratik Bhakta

Cecil Bothwell *

Andrew Fletcher

Jeremy Goldstein

Vijay Kapoor

Jan (Howard) Kubiniec

Rich Lee

Kim Roney

Sheneika E. Smith

Adrian Vassallo

Dee Williams

Gwen Wisler *

(* = incumbent)

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.