Making History: Jasmine Beach-Ferrara to Become First Openly Gay Buncombe County Commissioner

Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is slated to become the first openly LGBT Buncombe County Commissioner. To get there, she had strong competition in the District 1 Democratic primary from City Councilman Gordon Smith and from another civil rights activist, Isaac Coleman. Since no Republican filed to run for the District 1 seat, as winner of the primary, Beach-Ferrara is almost certain to take office after the General Election.

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