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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Our Ashe County Neighbors....More politics...

Jonathan Jordan's filing for reelection is not the only news out of Ashe which affects Watauga. Former high school coach Democrat Roy Carter who lost his 2008 bid to unseat Virginia Foxx by a huge margin, has filed to oppose State Senator Dan Soucek for the NC 45 State Senate Seat.

Dan McMillan, the former Ashe county manager that resigned under pressure (apparently at the request of the county commission) has filed for election to that commission. (See our previous posting -click here) This should make for an interesting race.McMillan will have to face a primary - Richard Blackburn, Marty Gambill and Nancy Henry have also filed as Democrats for the 3 seats.

On the Republican side, incumbents Larry Rhodes, Gerald Price and Gary Rourke have filed to retain their seats. The Republican primary will also include Ed McClearan and Linda Hale. Rhodes was the lone commissioner facing reelection who voted in favor of the gun ban in Ashe county parks. It will be interesting to see how this impacts his chances in conservative Ashe county. For gun ban (previous posting -click here

Hopefully, we will receive comments and opinions from Ashe county voters - this should prove to be an interesting election for Ashe!


Anonymous said...

I might move to Jefferson just so I can vote for the 2 that supported the second amendment.

NativeSon said...

i just posted on and am trying to find out if any of the new candidates for our county commission are going to support our second amendment rights.