Appalachian State alumni run for Boone Town Council in upcoming election, promise to work on relationship between town, university

Appalachian State alumni James Milner (left) and Matthew Long (right) are running for Boone’s Town Council in the upcoming election in November. Photos courtesy of James Milner and Matthew Long.
Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a three-part series profiling Appalachian alumni running for office in the upcoming municipal elections.

Appalachian State University alumni are in the running for seats in Boone’s Town Council election this November.

Among them are James Milner, a 2004 graduate, and Matthew Long, a 2000 graduate, who are two of six candidates running for the three open seats on Town Council.

Milner, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in finance and banking, and Long, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in construction technology, agree with one another on many issues, including rekindling the relationship the Town of Boone has with Appalachian State University.

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