Senate Redistricting Committee
June 24, 2016
SB897: Asheville District Elections
Audio: Sen. Ralph Hise on Asheville District Elections.
Senator Hise: "I thank the chairman. Just a quick comment. I thank Senator Apodaca on his work on this. Being near the area, I also heard a lot of complaints about the Asheville council and its failure to represent many of the people that live in that community...and I just wanted comment on the fact that when individuals are currently serving and have a tremendous advantage in being elected, as is obvious in this case, I hate to make them the arbiters of whether or not we should make any changes when they've developed a system that obviously benefits them in that process, so...I thank Senator Apodaca all these years, and I will tell you that it is your voice that I trust [regarding] the city of Asheville."
Full audio: http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wcqs/audio/2016/06/hearingrawaudio.mp3
Asheville District Elections Map (showing current council members)
Asheville District Elections Timeline
Asheville District Elections in Elections Committee
Pete Kaliner on Asheville District Elections