It's Kapoor, Smith and Wisler for council; Manheimer as mayor; no to council districts

Photos: WLOS staff

The results are in, and incumbent Mayor Esther Manheimer coasted to an easy victory against mayoral challenger Martin Ramsey.

Voters rejected a referendum proposing that city council members be elected from six city districts, and choose Vijay Kapoor, Sheneika Smith, and Gwen Wisler to serve on Asheville City Council with current members Keith Young, Julie Mayfield and Brian Haynes, rejecting candidates Kim Roney, Rich Lee and Dee Williams.

Here's the breakdown:

Asheville mayor

Esther Manheimer 80.76%

Martin Ramsey 18.60%

Asheville City Council

Vijay Kapoor 22.81%

Sheneika E. Smith 19.94%

Gwen Wisler 18.23%

Kim Roney 14.79%

Rich Lee 13.64%

Dee Williams 10.14%

City of Asheville Charter Amendment regarding six electoral districts in the Asheville City Council election

No 75.11%

Yes 24.89%

Click here to see more election results from around Western North Carolina.

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