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This website is to serve my campaign for 2018 - Bossert for State Senate.  Shown here is a photo with then candidate for Governor, Roy Cooper.  Today he is in the Governor's Mansion.  In 2016, I ran a campaign that didn't get me over the top ... but did get me a good start with over 37,500 votes.  I call that a good start.  Join me in this adventure as we work for a 2018 win.  

 

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Friday, August 18, 2017 5:06 PM

A Loving Wage is a Living Wage

Getting that first paycheck is a powerful moment in a person's life. I started working when I was 14. I worked at Jolly Rogers as a busboy. My goal was to earn enough to buy my first guitar. At about 95 cents per hour, I cleared an awful lot of tables, cleaned more than one potty, washed more than a floor or two. Missed my High School football games, too.

Finally, I had my Epiphone ... two pick-ups and a great case to go with it. I remember asking my mom if I could stop working after I got it. She smiled and told me that in our family, once you start, "You don't stop till you drop," On June 30th I didn't drop but I retired.

I was so proud to get my first paycheck and have never taken one for granted. I have flipped burgers, performed on stage, worked at a Psychiatric hospital, worked as a security guard. I worked as a desk clerk. I did anything honest I could to make ends meet ... as a teacher. I did that job for love.

Getting that first paycheck matters, For some people it represents a validation. Sadly, in our community, people work hard to get that paycheck, only to discover that it simply will not pay the bills. I am for a living wage - whether one works at McDonald's or a school or a hospital.

Anyone working a full time job ought to be able to take care of themselves and a small family!


Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:04 PM

Charlottesville

Some may criticize me for remembering the vintage WWII photo of a man tearfully watching the conquering Nazis march through the streets of Paris.

Many of us are tearfully observing and protesting the rise of hate crimes in our beloved United States. Those of us who love our Country and Constitution will work relentlessly against the 'haters.' The Alt Right, Klan, and Neo Nazis and other bigots may have a friend on high, but they (and he) will be brought low and freedom will ring again.


Friday, August 11, 2017 9:14 PM

With Malice Toward None - Charity for All

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds,"
We are a wounded Nation. Today's Republican Party denies health care to millions, builds tax policies that weigh heaviest on the poor and middle classes. They seek to under fund public schools, a bastion of hope for millions. Government does not need to protect the uber rich and corporations. They take good care of themselves.

I believe that we can work with the Republicans ... especially those who are inspired by a hopeful vision for a better tomorrow, for those who need our government to take up the needs of the needy.

We must all be determined to "bind our Nation's wounds." And that must start in our own backyard.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:46 PM

Dem Women's Special Event



The Buncombe County Democratic Women’s Club
Special August Event:
Thursday August 31st at the
Governor’s Western Residence
45 Patton Mountain Road, Asheville
6:00-8:00 PM
featuring
North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Wayne Goodwin

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Enjoy a Meet and Greet Social with Local Candidates in a beautiful setting with a catered barbeque dinner
RSVP: buncombedemwomen@gmail.com Dinner: $12

Note the change from our usual monthly meeting date due to availability of venue and speaker.

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Parking is very limited at the Residence!
Please carpool from (free) parking lot at First Bank, 79 Woodfin Place, Asheville, 28801 or One Oak Plaza parking

Directions to the Residence:
From I-240, take the Charlotte Street exit. Go south on Charlotte Street (toward downtown) for one block. Turn left on Town Mountain Road and continue up and around Town Mountain for 2.3 miles. Turn left on Patton Mountain Road. the entrance is .2 miles on the right

Come join us for this special evening!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017 7:17 PM

Medical Cannabis

The work Todd Stimson is doing regarding medical marijuana has been both thoughtful and well organized.  I don't know as much as I should on this issue, but it is time for all of us to study and stop all the 'evil weed, gateway drug' horror stories.  We need to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes.  

There is an ample and growing case that it helps with a wide variety of health issues; i.e. nausea following chemo-therapy, glaucoma, and other uses as well.

I don't advocate alcohol addiction or drug addiction.  I know, too, that once it is legalized for medical purposes there will be those who will abuse it.  That is no reason to deny marijuana's use to people whose lives will be made better for it.

Many other states have legalized marijuana for medical use ... and, yes, recreational use, too.  We need look no further than those states to see the good and bad of their practices to help us craft North Carolina smart legislation.

Keep at it Todd!  Things are swinging in the right direction.


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