Voter Information

Elected Democratic party leaders in Henderson County,  NC: 

Barbara G. Volk, Mayor, City of Hendersonville, NC

She was elected as Mayor in November 2009 and was re-elected in 2013. She has served on the City Council since November 1989. “It is an honor to serve as your Mayor.” If I can be of any assistance to you, please contact me at 697-3000 or by e-mail at
Term expires 2021.
For more information about the Office of Mayor:

Councilwoman Lyndsey Simpson – Hendersonville, NC

“I am excited to be a part of Hendersonville City Council because I believe in supporting my community in every way I can and I look forward to moving Hendersonville forward in a prosperous; sustainable way over the coming years.
The mayor and four council members set policy. Term expires 2022.
Contact information: (828) 513-8667

Rod Whiteside, Mayor, City of Fletcher, NC

Rod Whiteside was elected mayor in November 2017. He previously served on the Fletcher Parks & Rec. Advisory Board. He is a graduate of Brevard High School (’91) and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (’95). He is employed by the Ingles Corporate office and is the father of Taylor and Carter. Term expires 2021. Contact Information:  Phone: (828) 545-8913 Email:  

Councilman Preston Blakely – Fletcher, NC

Preston has experience in different areas of government. His passion is for equity and inclusion. He graduated with a MPA from Western Carolina University (class of 2019). And graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and African American and African Diaspora Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (class of 2017).   Term expires 2022. Contact Information
Phone: (828) 230-2838

Mayor Pro Tem Brian Caskey, Town of Mills River

Mills River operates under a Council-Manager form of government. Our Mayor is chosen by the full Council following municipal elections. The Council consists of the Mayor plus four other elected members. Each serves a term of four years. Elections are held every two years so that the council seats are held on a staggered basis. Term expires 2021.
Contact Information:
Phone: (828) 318-4878 Email:

Stacey Caskey, Henderson County School Board

My goals are fairly simple. I am a liaison between the teachers and decisions that are currently being made by non-educators. We know the effects of transitioning back to school amid a pandemic are a challenge, at best, and I believe our school board needs someone who has been in the classroom for decades and understands all the working parts of an actual school day. Term expires: 2024.
Contact information:
Email: Phone: (828) 697-4733

We have great democratic leaders in Henderson County! 
And more progressive voices are needed.
Will you run or do you know someone who will?
If you are thinking about running for a local office, call our Candidate
Search and Recruitment leader, Joe Elliott. 828-692-6424

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