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2020 Asheville City Council Candidates
Kim Roney is a piano teacher, service-industry worker, and community advocate who walks, bikes, and rides the bus here in Asheville. She was a founding member of 103.3 AshevilleFM, where she served as Station Manager and covered City Council meetings for the AFM News Hour; currently serves on Asheville’s Multi-Modal Transportation Commission and Transit Committee; and has attended City Council meetings for 5 years.
I am running for Asheville City Council to challenge systems, build coalition across neighborhoods, and propose community-based solutions in The Land of the Sky. We are at a crossroads, and we need a deep commitment to reconciliation and healing. As a Council Member, I will seek justice, inclusion, and equity, giving marginalized folks a seat at the table that they’ve never had.
Shane was born at Mission hospital, and grew up in Asheville. He went A.C. Reynolds Middle and High School. After graduation, Shane lived the struggle of making it in Asheville on a retail worker’s wages. He made $9 per hour working at a department store, and rented a small, uninsulated room in a house in East Asheville. Shane experienced the interconnected problems that make it…
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Thom was born into a working-class family with his father and mother and five siblings. During his childhood, his family was frequently forced to relocate depending on where his parents could find work. After graduating from high school, Thom was unable to afford college, so he took a job as a warehouse records clerk earning minimum wage. He knows firsthand how difficult it is to raise a family while attending school at night, struggling to make ends meet.