Here’s Wainscott at a 2012 Asheville City Council forum, where he and Councilman Cecil Bothwell engaged in a heated back-and-forth. Here’s Wainscott’s website from the 2013 run, platform included. And here’s a video of Wainscott answering the most oft-asked question of a City Council candidate: why are you running?
Here’s Wainscott’s announcement:
Long-time Asheville resident Jonathan Wainscott will be making his second bid for a seat on the Asheville City Council in the 2015 election. The focus of his campaign will be solutions for affordable housing, job training, and economic development for sustainable growth in Asheville and the surrounding areas. Issues of domestic violence and effectiveness of social services provided to Asheville residents will also be a major focus of the campaign.
Mr. Wainscott plans to file with the Buncombe County Board of Elections for his candidacy in mid-June. Further details about his campaign will be announced after he has officially filed to be a candidate in the Asheville City Council election for 2015.
Wainscott’s announcement that he plans to run comes a week after incumbent Councilmen Jan Davis and Chris Pelly, who were both up for re-election this year, announced that they would not seek re-election. Councilman Marc Hunt is also up for re-election, and he has announced that he will seek another term.
Here’s a rundown of the other announced candidates for Asheville City Council: Julie Mayfield, Rich Lee, Keith Young, Grant Millin and Corey Atkins, as well as Hunt.