Swain Commissioner snapshot
Commissioner Democratic candidates
• David Monteith is the longest serving county commissioner with 16 years on the board. Retired Ingle’s market manager and a school bus driver.
• Steve Moon has served for 8 years and is on the board and owns a tire and service shop.
• Ben Bushyhead, a retired department director in Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians government. He narrowly lost in the 2006 election for the county board but won this year.
• Danny Burns, a Pepsi Cola technician, ran as a challenger in the May primary and sailed to victory.
Commissioner Republican candidates
• Carolyn Bair, retired grocery store cashier and fast-food worker.
• Lance Grant II