The Republican candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners in District 3 made their campaign pitches March 31 at the annual party convention.
Five candidates are vying for two positions in the May 8 primary: David King, Robert Knapp, Linda Southard, Chuck Archerd and Joe Belcher. The top two vote–getters will advance to the November General election, when they'll face their Democratic opponents on the ballot.
Each of them were given one minute and thirty seconds to speak at the local party convention – here's what they had to say:
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