John Brandon Olsen announced he’s filed for a run for a seat on the Town of Fletcher Town Council with the Henderson County Board of Elections recently. Olsen’s “Moving Fletcher Forward” campaign has officially begun the election season leading up to election day on November 2nd. Olsen’s campaign is focused on the commercial development push coming southward from Asheville and Arden.
“Today I begin the next phase of this campaign,” says Olsen in a press release, ‘I have the experience and background to evaluate development proposals and ensure our town grows in ways that respect our community and provide the maximum benefit for our residents.”
According to the campaign website, Olsen also intends to modernize how the community interacts with town services. “Local government should be focused on ensuring residents can easily and conveniently access town services. Residents in other communities enjoy services that provide access to town information including online reporting of issues of concern, modernized access to updated town ordinances, police records, town news and events, and much more.” The site reads. “I am looking forward to meeting with my Fletcher neighbors, business owners, and community leaders in the coming months. I hope to hear your ideas for Fletcher’s future and I ask that you give me the opportunity to serve our town as the District 1 councilman,” said Olsen.