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Manheimer, Bothwell to run for re-election
Monday, 06 March 2017 12:24

From Staff Reports

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Councilman Cecil Bothwell are the latest to announce their intent to run for re-election.

As mayor, Manheimer will be seeking a second four-year term, while Bothwell will be seeking a third term on council. Bothwell announced his decision to run again on Feb. 24.

The other announced candidate for mayor is Jonathan Wainscott, who said months ago that he is running, although he has not yet set up a campaign committee as required by law.

Manheimer just reactivated her committee, which has $286 left over from her 2013 win.

As for other candidates for the three council seats up for re-election, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler said she had not decided by the Daily Planet’s presstime.

An early council candidate is South Asheville is Vijay Kapoor, the first Asian-American to run, along with Rich Lee, who moderates the popular “Asheville Politics” Facebook page.



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