MEET BRUCE OCONNELL
Unaffiliated Candidate for Buncombe County Commision District 2
Bruce got his first job at the age of 10 as an elevator operator in the family-owned hotel. He has worked ever since in a wide range of industries. His experience makes him uniquely qualified to understand the business environment and to represent the needs of Buncombe County.
Bruce has the courage to take calculated risks. As a cave guide, he knows the responsibility of looking out for others.
Bruce has the commitment to work hard. He shows up early and stays until the job is done, and...
Bruce has leadership experience in the classroom. As a substitute teacher, he faced the challenges of education today.
Bruce has the perseverance to see things through. He has farmed from planting through harvest.
Today, as a successful hotel and restaurant operator, Bruce sets high standards. USA Today named Pisgah Inn the Number 1 National Park Lodge in the country.
Bruce Will Not Roll Over When He believes in a Cause.
In 2013, Bruce fought the Obama-Biden Administration during the government shutdown, which forced the closure of his business and many others across the country. Like David vs. Goliath, Bruce fought and won the battle, paving the way for his and many other businesses to reopen. Bruce has the courage to fight government overreach.
We need his leadership to get results for our community.