Tags:Candler resident David King sent out the following statement Jan. 3 regarding his run for a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. King previously announced to Xpress that he was planning to run in August of last year: Check out the original story on his announcement here.
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For Immediate Release:
CANDLER, NC – David King, a Buncombe County native, will run for a seat on the Buncombe County Commission in 2012. King, a Republican, will seek a seat in the newly created 116th District; encompassing most of western Buncombe County.
King is running because he believes the needs of Buncombe County residents have taken a back seat to Asheville’s political desires. He plans to bring a lifelong understanding of Buncombe County and fiscally conservative values to the office. “We need a commission that represents the needs and values of the average taxpayer,” King said.
King is a graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High School, possesses two associate’s degrees from AB- Tech Community College in business administration and industrial management and earned a bachelor’s of science from Western Carolina University.
King’s career includes more than 20 years in manufacturing—purchasing, planning, and supervising. He also owned a small, family-owned retail and real estate businesses. King is currently self- employed as a farrier.
Kings wife Nancy is a retired Buncombe County educator and the immediate past president of the Blue Ridge Republican Women’s Club.
King will officially file for the seat in February 2012.