Here is a list of candidates who have filed for various state and federal offices in Buncombe County...
Democrat Axia Wilson of Asheville has filed to oppose Congressman Heath Shuler in the primary for the 11th Congressional District.
NC Senate 48
Democrat Chris Dixon of Arden Date Filed 02/08/2010
Republican Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville Date Filed 02/08/2010 (Incumbent)
NC Senate 49
Democrat Martin Nesbitt of Asheville Date Filed 02/15/2010 (Incumbent)
Republican RL Clark of Asheville Date Filed 02/25/2010
Republican Don Yelton of Weaverville Date Filed 02/25/2010
NC House 114
Democrat Susan Fisher of Asheville Date Filed 02/08/2010 (Incumbent)
John Carroll of Asheville Date Filed 02/09/2010
NC House 115
Democrat Bruce Goforth of Asheville Date Filed 02/08/2010 (Incumbent)
Democrat Patsy Keever of Asheville Date Filed 02/08/2010
Republican Mark Crawford of Montreat Date Filed 02/17/2010
NC House 116
Democrat Jane Whilden of Asheville Date Filed 02/08/2010 (Incumbent)
Republican Tim Moffitt of Asheville Date Filed 02/16/2010
This should be an interesting election cycle in Buncombe County. It is my hope that my fellow Republicans will perform better than they have in the past, and it is my fond hope that some of them will form a serious campaign effort complete with staff and a strategic plan that shows some sense. Time will tell.
I wonder about the listing of RL Clark and Don Yelton facing off against each other in the Republican primary. My first thought was that it was a mistake...but one never knows.