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DeBruhl’s seat given to Moffitt
Saturday, 09 July 2016 14:09

From Staff Reports

Former N.C. Rep. Tim Moffitt was chosen June 2 by local Republican officials to fill the District 3 seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners left vacant by Miranda DeBruhl, who resigned abruptly in May, citing a “business opportunity” that she said she could not pass up.

Moffitt’s selection was made by top Buncombe Republicans who live in the western District 3, county GOP Chairman Nathan West, who was at the special party meeting, told the Daily Planet on June 27. The meeting was not open to the public or press.

Moffitt was one of seven candidates vying to fill the seat until Dec.1. An election will be held in November to let voters pick who will finish the final two years of DeBruhl’s term. Moffitt has not indicated yet whether he intends to run for the seat when his interim term expires. In the aftermath of DeBruhl’s resignation, Buncombe County Democrats have selected David King, a former Republican commissioner, to run for the two-year term on the board for DeBruhl’s former seat

When she stepped down as a commissioner, DeBruhl also dropped out as a candidate for chair of the commissioners. West said in a June 27 email to the Daily Planet that the BCGOP is still considering who to field against Democratic Commissioner Brownie Newman for the at-large post.

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