2017 Asheville Election Results

2017 initial election results for Asheville mayor and city council | Mayor Esther Manheimer soundly defeated challenger Martin Ramsey in the Nov. 7, 2017, Asheville, North Carolina, municipal election, while newcomers Vijay Kapoor and Sheneika Smith, along with incumbent vice mayor Gwen Wisler, won the three available city council slots. Official certification will come later.


MountainXpress provides the complete 2017 municipal election tallies, as well as voter reactions and ongoing updates at mountainx.com | More>

Asheville Citizen-Times at citizen-times.com reports the Nov. 7 results with Kapoor leading in votes followed by Smith, then Wisler | More>


Vijay Kapoor, who garnered the most votes of the three who won the available city council slots, explains why he was running for city council in the following YouTube campaign video | More>

The Urban News interviewed Vijay Kapoor during the campaign at theurbannews.com | More>

Sheneika Smith was also interviewed during the campaign by The Urban News at theurbannews.com | More>


Esther Manheimer, the incumbent Asheville mayor, at manheimerformayor.com or Click Here>

Vijay Kapoor, the newly elected city council member, at kapoorforcouncil.org or Click Here>

Sheneika Smith, the newly elected city council member (who was endorsed by soon-to-be former council member Cecil Bothwell) at sheneikaforasheville.com or Click Here>

Gwen Wisler, the incumbent vice mayor, at gwenwisler.com or Click Here>


The campaign websites of the four other candidates who ran in the Nov. 7, 2017, Asheville municipal elections — but lost — are as follows:

Martin Ramsey, challenger for mayor, on Facebook or Click Here>

Rich Lee at richworksfor.me or Click Here>

Kim Roney at kimroneyforasheville.com or Click Here>

Dee Williams at dee4avl.com or Click Here>


Additional municipal elections in the Asheville Area were also held on Nov. 7, 2017. For a listing by the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County (LWV), visit lwvab.org or Click Here> | LWV also provides information about current officials at
"Meet Your Local Representatives": Click Here>



North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement provides detailed election counts across the state. For official details of the 2017 elections in North Carolina cities and counties, visit ncsbe.gov or Click Here>


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