Public Education

Supporting our public schools and educators is critical to our future. Chairman Newman supported pay-raises for our teachers and new investments to build and renovate our school buildings.

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Energy and Environmental Leadership

Chairman Newman sponsored the Resolution committing Buncombe County to using 100 renewable energy and plans to install solar or more than 50 schools and public facilities.

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About Brownie Newman

Brownie Newman grew up on a working farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains. His experience includes helping grow a successful Asheville business, leading regional and state environmental initiatives and more than a decade of service as a local elected official in Asheville and Buncombe County.

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Commissioner Brownie Newman is running for re-election as Chair of the Buncombe County Commission. Every registered voter in Buncombe County can vote in this election. The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020.