Thanks everyone, for all the kinds words I have received as we get our campaign for Buncombe County Sheriff off the ground!
Please check out this article in the Asheville Citizen-Times about my announcement and to learn more about my policy platform.
I'd also like to invite you to a meet and greet our campaign is putting on at the Twisted Laurel Restaurant on December 29th from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This event is family friendly and I'll be there to chat with you about why I'm running for sheriff.
The thing I return to time and time again is how the opioid epidemic is destroying lives across Buncombe County. There is nothing with such far-ranging impacts as what we're facing right now and it is absolutely an emergency.
I don't agree with much that goes on at the North Carolina General Assembly these days, but I applaud steps taken by our outstanding Attorney General Josh Stein and state legislators, who are taking action with a bill called the "STOP Act."
You can read more about the bill here, but in essence it seeks to tighten rules on prescriptions of OxyContin and similar drugs and allocates funding for treatment programs.
I hope to see you on the 29th and we can talk in more detail.