Great Group at Mars Hill Library

Great Group at Mars Hill Library

In a “Listening Session” at Mars Hill Public Library on Thursday evening, more than two dozen people turned out to meet Phillip and offer their ideas for a successful campaign.  Their ideas, it turns out, were often in line with Phillip’s campaign platform, which focuses on health care, the environment, education and other topics important to WNC voters.

Given the recent upsurge in national and local conversations about military style weapons, it wasn’t surprising that these Madison Countians expressed their concerns about the proliferation of military style weapons.

Mars Hill University also came up during the evening event as citizens, students and the candidate all agreed that substantial efforts need to be made to make education more affordable.  Phillips comments regarding reducing the crushing burden of student debt struck a chord with many in the audience.

A student who came to the session said after the event that “as a working man, Phillip is able to connect with the voters and he knows what the people in the 11th district need. Tonight at the Listening Session it was easy to see his passion and commitment to making sure the district, our young people and our future are taken care of.” 

1 Comment

  • Charles D. Lefler

    I hope that Philip will remember that an unknown WVa butcher, Robert Byrd, road his Blue Grass Fiddle to congress and eventually the Senate Majority Leadership. Western NC loves Blue Grass perhaps more than many of its inhabitants fear or even hate people who don’t look like them. Many have more fear than hate-and an aweful lot love Blue Grass. A candidate who obviously loves it enough to perform it is like them.

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