By Clint Parker
North Buncombe – Another candidate from the Weaverville area has announced that she would be a candidate in the upcoming election. Local businesswoman Glenda Weinert has thrown her hat into the ring for public office, filing just hours before the deadline.
“I am proud to announce my candidacy for Buncombe County Commissioner in District 1 today. As a lifelong citizen of Buncombe County,” said Weinert in a press release, “I am strongly committed to preserving the values that have made this a special place in the hearts of our people and millions of visitors who come each year.”
She went on to say, “In Buncombe County, we care deeply about each other and I hope to continue my devotion to others by serving as your next Commissioner. I believe my extensive experience as an entrepreneur and educator, along with countless hours of service to our nonprofit community has well qualified me to dutifully manage the wide range of issues our County Commissioners must face every day.
“I am excited to share my ideas on how to improve the lives of local families while being responsible stewards of the resources provided by our hard-working taxpayers. I am particularly focused on continuing to push for greater transparency into the operations of our county government and how we spend our money.
“Our commissioners must continue to work to restore our citizens’ trust in county government that has been lost over the last couple of years, and I feel uniquely qualified to help lead that effort given my extensive financial experience and history of public service.”
She ended with, “I look forward to spending more time with the residents of District 1 over the next several months and I will work tirelessly to listen and learn from each of you.” This will be Weinert’s second run for office. Other locals joining the race for office are Leicester resident Terri Wells who is also running for District 1, who will be vying for the chance to challenge Weinert in the general election against Weaverville’s Nancy Nehls Nelson. Weinert has no primary.