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Freeman seeks election to City Council

Ralph Freeman has announced that he will seek election to a full term on the Hendersonville City Council in November.

Freeman was appointed to fill Mayor Barbara Volk's remaining two-year term when she was elected mayor and lost narrowly when he ran for election.

He has worked on forming neighborhood watch groups throughout the city and has continued to serve on the planning board, Mills River Partnership, and Main Street advisory subcommittees and has attended most all City Council meetings.
Freeman said he believes in a practices good government and has not voted for any property tax increases. He has supported the Beaver Management program designed to prevent property flooding. Freeman has also supported many infrastructure projects that will provide resources for the future generations: property purchased for a new fire station on the east side of I-26 with expansion for public works and the police departments and approved the architect for the design work on the new fire station.
The Main Street improvements project will provide long term enhancement of our beautiful Main Street, Freeman said.

He voted for the wireless water metering system for more efficiency and for the water intake line from the French Broad to the water treatment plant that will provide water in drought conditions and prevent the City from having to buy water from Asheville. This project was below budget using grant funds along with water and sewerage funds. All of these projects were below market and estimated budget.
"As we move very slowly out of the deepest recession that this generation has known, we must be cautious with taxpayer funds and look to the future for solid growth that meets the high quality of life that Hendersonville voters demand," Freeman said. He said he is committed to serving all residents and providing an environment for new businesses to bring jobs to the city. He is working hard to bring the arts and cultural industry to the City of Hendersonville.
Freeman stated that the addition of Wingate University to downtown will brig a major positive influence of high caliber jobs to the city. Freeman will continue to support the Historic Seventh Avenue District with its emergent growth.
"These are some of my goals," Freeman said, "to continue to support all of our business community and to bring new business to our city for a great place to live and work. Please contact me with your questions and concerns as we move forward in these difficult financial times. I would appreciate your support and vote in November.

Contact Freeman at 697-1704 or on Facebook at