Wednesday, November 09, 2005

    Asheville Elects First African-American Mayor

    After thanking a list of Asheville’s African-American pioneers, Democrat Terry Bellamy said the election results show she has a clear mandate that includes:

    • Creating more jobs that pay a living wage.

    • Increasing housing that working people can afford.

    • Keeping students from dropping out of school

    • Reducing drug usage and improving public safety.

    "It is my goal to leave Asheville in a better position than I have found it," Bellamy said.

    She's generating a lot of excitement and hope. Truly great news for Asheville.