Manheimer Elected Asheville Mayor

Nov 6, 2013

Attorney Esther Manheimer has been elected mayor of Asheville.  Manheimer was any easy winner over her challenger, former city employee John Miall.   The polls had only been closed a little over an hour when it became clear that the current Vice Mayor would win by a comfortable  margin.  Unofficial results show she captured over 68% of the vote. 

In the race for three seats on city council, new comer Gwen Wisler finished a surprising first with 28% of the vote.  The former Corporate CEO finished two hundred votes ahead of incumbents Gordon Smith and nearly a thousand votes better than Cecil Bothwell.  Wisler was delighted with her strong showing in her first bid for elective office.

Unofficial results:

Esther Manheimer    8,341

John Miall                     3,790

Gwen Wisler                 9,136

Gordon Smith               8,936

Cecil Bothwell              8,161

Mike Lanning               3,503

Jonathon Wainscott  2,641

Esther Manheimer
Credit Erin Brethauer/Black Mountain News