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 Final day to vote in the 2020 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd.