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Last year I introduced, and the NC General Assembly passed Senate Bill 813 that modernizes the At-Large election system for the City of Asheville that has been in place since 1797. Asheville is only one of two of NC’s most populous cities that have no form of districted elections. City Council is insisting that their citizens do not deserve to have any designated council member that can be held accountable to a district and wants to reverse course.

I applaud Councilman Vijay Kapoor for his insight on districted elections, and his courage to speak up and share his thoughts on opposing Asheville’s latest move. Please take a minute to read his opinion in his most recent newsletter below:

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"At last night's City Council meeting, we approved beginning the Charter amendment process to reinstate a City Council primary in March (which I supported) and to go back to the all at-large voting system (which I opposed)...

State Sen. Chuck Edwards said he remains confident in his re-election campaign despite the fact that his is one of the Senate districts that a court branded an "extreme partisan gerrymander" that must be redrawn.

As a small-business owner in Western North Carolina and a community servant, Edwards said he understands the challenges small-business owners face in today’s economy. Burdensome regulations make it harder for businesses to grow and expand or create new jobs.

State Sen. Chuck Edwards announced he would seek re-election for a third term in State Senate District 48 during a campaign kickoff event Tuesday night at Dry Falls Brewing co.

The veto brought a predictable objection from Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson), who said the governor “is more concerned about protecting the ‘rights’ of people in this country illegally who are in jail for committing crimes than he is about protecting the safety of our communities and the citizens that live in them.”