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City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield to seek District 49 N.C. Senate seat
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 22:34

From Staff Reports

 Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield announced on March 23 that she plans to run for the North Carolina Senate seat in District 49.

“Not only will I take on climate change and restore protections for air and water, I will fight to free Asheville and Buncombe County from the restraints of Raleigh, which holds us hostage when it comes to enacting Local Living Wage laws, generating revenue, releasing body cam video, enacting green building standards, and adopting simple things like tree protections and a plastic bag ban,” Mayfield stated in a press release announcing her decision to run. “The General Assembly has been an obstacle to local progress for far too long.”

District 49 includes parts of Asheville and much of Buncombe County. The seat will be open in the 2020 election because the current senator, Asheville’s Terry Van Duyn, will not be seeking re-election to that post, as she is running for state lieutenant governor.

Mayfield has been a co-leader of WNC’s largest environmental nonprofit, MountainTrue, since 2008.



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