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Local Dems Gather

 

March 29, 2018

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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