The Transylvania Times -

By Derek McKissock
News Editor" 

Write-In Candidate Joins Commission Race


Kenneth Ayers

Kenneth " Spud" Ayers Jr. said it was the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) and the county's noise ordinance that spurred him to collect more than 100 signatures on a petition to have his name placed on the ballot this November as an official write-in candidate for the Board of Commissioners.

The 52-year-old Pisgah Forest resident is hoping to grab one of the three commissioner seats on Nov. 4.

Ayers is a registered Republican but said he doesn't expect any backing from a political party because he is a write-in candidate.

"I did not run in the primary because I had no thoughts of runnin...

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