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BCGOP chooses retired teacher as its new leader
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 23:18

From Staff Reports

The Buncombe County Republican party elected Jerry Green as its new leader on March 2, according to Asheville’s WLOS-TV New 13.

“I want to work with the community, help others, bring people together,” Green told WLOS shortly after being elected to the chair. “There’s too much hate going on — people need to be kinder. We all want the same thing, we just have different ways of going about it, is all.

Greene, 73, is a retired teacher. He was born in Madison County.

He moved to Buncombe County in 1967 for a job at Emma Elementary School, and spent his entire educational career as a teacher and administrator.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Black Mountain Primary.

Greene replaces Carl Mumpower, who chose not to seek re-election after his two-year term as chairman of the BCGOP.

Earlier in the week prior to the convention, Mumpower told WLOS that he is most proud of what he called his positive battle against political opposition.

Mumpower said the local GOP will be in good hands with new leadership, WLOS noted.

In addition to Green, leaders elected at the BCGOP Convention included the following:

• 1st Vice Chair Betty Hudson

• 2nd Vice Chair Marilyn Brown

• Secretary Loretta Reynolds

• Treasurer Kendra Ferguson

• Members at Large — Bob Jolly, Michelle Rippon, Bob Penland, Robin Ramsey and Fremont Brown.



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