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Leadership Asheville August 26 Buzz Breakfast
November's Election

Aug 26, 2020 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Chris Cooper
Department Head of Political Science and Public Affairs @Western Carolina University
Christopher A. Cooper is Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor and Department Head of Political Science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University. He has received Western Carolina University’s highest awards for research (University Scholar, 2011) and teaching (Board of Governors Teaching Award, 2013) and was named the 2013 North Carolina Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Cooper’s published academic research features over 50 referenced journal articles and book chapters on NC politics, state and local politics, southern politics, and political behavior. He is also co-author of The Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of its People and co-editor of The New Politics of North Carolina. Cooper is a frequent source for news stories about North Carolina and national politics and he has been quoted hundreds of times in a variety of media.
Corinne Duncan
Director Election Services @Buncombe County
Corinne Duncan is a North Carolina Certified Elections Administrator and has worked with Buncombe County since 2015. She has a master’s degree from Oregon State University and was a recent recipient of the 40 Under Forty Leadership Award. She and her team were recognized by the Buncombe County Commissioners after receiving an LGFCU Excellence in Innovation Award for their work on the early voting wait map which now serves voters every election. In her spare time, Duncan enjoys being outdoors, long-distance day hikes, exploring the Asheville food scene, and meeting new people.