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In landslide, McAllister clinches Woodfin mayor’s job; 2 towns elect council members Wo
Friday, 24 November 2023 18:10

From Staff Reports

Jim McAllister, Woodfin’s vice mayor, was chosen the town’s next mayor during the Nov. 7 election, according to Buncombe County results that were certified on Nov. 17.

With a 465-vote margin, McAllister romped past his opponent Jason Moore, who retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in February.

McAllister will assume a post that Jerry VeHaun has held for 20 years. VeHaun is retiring.

Winning the three open seats on Woodfin Town Council were Johanna Young, 671 votes; Elisabeth “Betsy” Ervin (incumbent), 668 votes; and Ken Kahn, 622 votes.

Snaring the three open seats on the Buncombe-Woodfin Sanitary Water and Sewer District were Gordon Maybury (current secretary), 386 votes; Lauren Edgerton, 378 votes; and Larry Hopkins, 344 votes. (The three winners ran as a slate.)

Meanwhile, in the Weaverville Town Council race for three open seats, the winners were John Chase (incumbent), 736 votes; Dee Lawrence, 710 votes; and Peter McGuire, 613 votes.



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