There are a lot of issues facing our nation right now, but none are more important than creating jobs and reenergizing our economy. No one knows that better than me. I’ve seen this recession first hand as Mayor of Asheville and I know the toll it’s taken on thousands of middle-class families right here in Western North Carolina.
But I know that we can overcome anything as a nation if we work together – and while Washington may have forgotten that, we never will. That’s why I’m excited to announce a brand-new project as part of our campaign that will help us come together as a local community to create good jobs.
It might be as simple as building a bridge that helps your local community; or it might be as complex as rewriting our tax code. No matter the idea I want to hear it, and I want you to share it on our new website.
I know our local government in Asheville functions best when people of all political persuasions are working together to solve the issues we face. That’s how we have been able to balance the budget without killing key services that are vital to the local community. It’s how we have attracted new companies to invest in our city and create jobs. It's how we have kept middle-class taxes low.
Right now, we need leaders in Washington who understand how to build unity and are actually interested in getting something done. I believe that is one of the key differences between myself and Congressman McHenry.
Share your ideas to create jobs in North Carolina here and help us get our economy going again:
Thank you for being a part of our campaign,