Mayoral candidate: John Mena

Mayoral candidate John Mena. Photo by Molly Cogburn  |  The Appalachian
John Mena remembers the attitude his father, who was in the army, had while he was growing up.

“You could never tell my dad you couldn’t do something,” Mena said. “He’d say, ‘You can do it and you will do it.'”

Mena has used this philosophy throughout his 25 years of owning a business in Boone, and thinks it is what the local government in Boone and Watauga County needs.

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