September 23, 2021
Dear Blowing Rock Homeowners,
The Civic Association and Chamber will offer two different types of Candidate Forums, but first let’s talk about the election and voter registration.
The candidates running for Mayor and Town Council follow.
Mayor Charlie Sellers is running unopposed.
Four candidates are running for three Town Council seats:
- Nancy Collins
- Pete Gherini
- Doug Matheson
- Melissa Pickett
Your Vote Counts
November 2nd will be our election day for the Mayor and three Town Council seats. Candidates win by as few as 35 to 50 votes. So, voter registration can impact this election.
Please Register to Vote
The voter registration deadline is October 8th. You can register to vote in various ways as explained on the Watauga County Board of Elections website https://www.ncsbe.gov/registering/how-register or Caldwell County Board of Elections website at https://www.caldwellcountync.org/elections/register-to-vote
Blowing Rock Civic Association Candidate Videos
Given the restrictions on meetings, we decided to offer candidates a chance to participate in a video interview designed to focus on five key issues important to homeowners. Jean Kitchen will interview our candidates to solicit their views about the following key issues:
1. Fund /7 Transport Ambulance
2. Revise Downtown Land Use Code for West Main Street
3. Eliminate Special Use Permit
4. Implement Tourism Management Plan
5. Secure Additional Funding for Cost of Tourism
We will release the five videos in early October for you to review.
Blowing Rock Chamber Candidate Forum
The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Leadership Challenge Alumni will host this forum on October 4th, 5:30pm at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium
The Blowing Rock Candidates Forum is open to the public and will provide the community an opportunity to meet and hear from the Candidates for Town Council and Mayor.
Please submit any questions on discussion topics you’d like to see covered at the forum to Hardince@BlowingRock.com