Mayoral candidate: Andy Ball

Mayoral candidate Andy Ball. Photo by Molly Cogburn  |  The Appalachian
Sept. 11, 2001 changed Andy Ball’s perspective on being in public office.

At the time, Ball was a freshman at Appalachian State University, and after hearing about the attacks, immediately became interested in making a difference.

“[The Sept. 11 attacks] changed this campus, it changed the state and it changed the world,” Ball said. “I felt even more pressured to get involved. So, I went to the College Democrats meeting and the student government meeting and began to ask about how to get involved. [I] decided the best way to do that was to take some leadership roles.”

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