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Buncombe County Democratic Party 2018-11-07T17:53:17+00:00


A Community for Everyone

Buncombe Democrats fight for our community every day. As engaged citizens and volunteers, we work to bring better jobs to our county, strengthen our schools, keep everyone healthy, and preserve our environment.

We are your neighbors—from Barnardsville to Arden, Candler to Black Mountain, Big Ivy to Bent Creek. Together, we help our community’s voice be heard. We volunteer to knock on doors, call our neighbors, write letters, register voters, and welcome new people at community events.

We are united by shared values of fairness, integrity, and opportunity for all. The diversity of our backgrounds, viewpoints, and skills makes us strong.

And we believe that our democracy needs citizens who take action, now more than ever.

Join Us. 

  • Photo by Hunter Deakle

Last night, Buncombe voters rejected the politics of fear and division. Our candidates presented a positive vision for what our community needs, and voters all across the county agreed – Democrats should lead the way.

Congratulations to our new Sheriff, Quentin Miller, and our next District 2 Commissioner, Amanda Edwards.

Thank you to everyone who helped send Susan Fisher, John Ager, Brian Turner, and Terry Van Duyn back to Raleigh to represent us. They will have a lot of new friends as Democrats broke the supermajority in both the House and Senate, giving Governor Cooper veto power.

All our statewide Judicial candidates, Anita Earls, John Arrowood, Allegra Collins, and Toby Hampson, won important seats on our courts. Democrats William Hamilton and Aaron Sarver won seats in a crowded Soil and Water race.

Congratulations as well to County Commissioner Al Whitesides, Clerk of Superior Court Steve Cogburn, District Attorney Todd Williams, School Board of Education Members Max Queen, Pat Bryant, and Cindy McMahon, who all ran unopposed. Our local judiciary was also unopposed, with Judges Marvin Pope and Alan Thornburg returning to the Superior Court, and Judges Ward Scott, Julie Kepple, Patricia Young, Susan Dotson-Smith, and Ed Clontz returning to District Court.

We’re proud of the campaigns Donna Ensley and Norm Bossert ran in two tough districts. Phillip Price and David Wilson Brown ran great campaigns despite illegal gerrymandering.

While some of the amendments passed at the state level, Buncombe overwhelmingly voted against all six.

Your hard work made this happen. Everything we did at the county level was grassroots democracy in action. All the doors you knocked, all the calls you made, all the effort you put into poll greeting and organizing your precincts.

Soon, we’ll start organizing to prepare for 2020, and we’ll need all your help to keep this momentum going. But for now, enjoy our shared success and be proud to be a Buncombe Democrat.

Jeff Rose, Chair, Buncombe County Democratic Party

Recent News

We Vote Early

October 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

We Vote Early Early voting started on October 17th in 11 locations in Buncombe County and Democrats were at the polls. In addition to voting early, Buncombe Democrats volunteered to phone bank, canvass, organize events, work for candidates, donate, and participate in every way to help get Democrats elected here in Buncombe and in North Carolina.

Lake Julian Picnic

August 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Lake Julian Annual Picnic The South Buncombe Democrats hosted the annual Lake Julian Picnic on Sunday, August 12th. Nearly 200 Democrats, candidates, family and friends from every area of the county traveled to the Lake to enjoy music, food and inspiration. Candidates who rallied the group included Quentin Miller, Donna Ensley, Amanda Edwards, Al Whitesides, David Wilson Brown, Norm Bossert, Brian [...]

DWBC June 28 event

July 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Inspiration on the Mountaintop The Democratic Women of Buncombe County hosted a Summer Kickoff on June 28th at the Governor’s Western Residence featuring guest speaker Wayne Goodwin, Chair of the NC Democratic Party. Candidates and elected officials were recognized by DWBC President, Marnie Walsh, and guests enjoyed a barbecue dinner. Goodwin applauded North Carolina Democrats for fielding candidates for [...]

Happy Independence Day

July 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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