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Last updated 3/28/2018 at 3:03pm

Jeremiah Reed

Asheville City Councilman Vijay Kapoor was the convention's keynote speaker.

Are you ready for the storm?

That was the question Asheville City Council member Vijay Kapoor asked a crowd of roughly 75 people last Saturday at Transylvania County's annual Democratic convention.

Kapoor, 41, was elected to Asheville's council in 2017.

He is the first Asian-American council member and the first south Asheville resident elected in more than a decade.

Despite long odds, Kapoor received the most votes of any candidate (23 percent/10,491 votes) and won 20 of 41 districts.

As the convention's keynote speaker, Kapoor said he understood the uphill challenges facing Democra...

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