Manheimer easily wins Asheville mayor race
(Asheville Citizen-Times) Esther Manheimer coasted to a win Tuesday over former city employee John Miall in the race to become the city’s next mayor. Manheimer, who is now vice mayor, got 68.4 percent of the vote to Miall’s 31.1 percent in complete, unofficial returns. A handful of write-in votes account for the rest. “I tried to focus on the issues and tried to give the voters an opportunity to know me better,” Manheimer said. Apparently, it worked. Manheimer’s victory was so complete that her downtown victory party was winding down shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday. She won every precinct in which more than 100 people voted.
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