Carl Mumpower

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Carl Mumpower is the Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina

Carl Mumpower is the Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 11th Congressional District (map) of North Carolina. On May 6, 2008 he won the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). [1]


Positions, record and controversies

"Congressional Candidate Carl Mumpower won his party's primary in spite of his status as a true maverick Republican. He has refused financial support from the RNC, PAC's, and all other special interest groups. He challenges his own party as freely as others, and like many frustrated Americans, believes that a party’s actions should mirror principles. He puts people and country before party loyalties or personal agendas – every time. This "Mountain Maverick" represents an excellent choice for unaffiliated voters, conservative Democrats, frustrated Republicans, and Libertarians looking for an independent candidate with a heart, mind and courage button..."[citation needed]


Education background

Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology, Union Institute, 1985
M.S.W. - Clinical Social Work, University of Georgia, 1976
M.A. - Counseling, Western Carolina University, 1975
B.A. - Psychology, St. Leo College, 1974
A.A. - General Studies, Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, 1973
H.S.D. - High School, Charles D. Owen High, 1970[citation needed]

Current and Past Professional & Voluntary Involvements

Serving City Councilman ~ City of Asheville
Former Vice Mayor ~ City of Asheville
N.C. Mar. and Family Therapy Lic. Board ~ Member
United Services Credit Union ~ Chairman
First Baptist Church ~ Member
N.C. Social Work Licensure Board ~ Chairman
Asheville Civic Center Commission ~ Chairman
Asheville-Buncombe Drug Commission ~ Chairman
For Our Kids... Public Housing Initiative ~ Chair
Memorial Stadium Restoration Comm. ~ Chairman
Top-A-Stop Bus Shelter Program ~ Founder
John Locke Foundation ~ Member, Board of Directors
[citation needed]

Military Service

USAF 1970-1973 ~ Vietnam 1971-1972[citation needed]


N.C. Licensed Practicing Psychologist
N.C. Licensed Health Care Provider in Psychology
N.C. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (non-practicing)
N.C. Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
[citation needed]

2008 elections

On May 6, 2008 Mumpower won the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). [2]

Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower is the WNC Republican's choice as candidate for the 11th District Congressional seat. Having served as a two term conservative voice and former Vice-Mayor on Ashevilles city council, Mumpower is a persisting voice of reason and governmental restraint in his home city. He attracts support from both sides of the political spectrum due to his emphasis on fairness and consistent principled service. Councilman Mumpower is married, has two grown children and two grandchildren, and is a life long resident of WNC. Mumpower upholds a private psychology practice in Asheville and serves on various boards and commissions devoted to drug interventions, improving public housing, honoring veterans, and meeting the needs of children. Known for his candor and courage in refusing to step away from hard issues, Mumpower indicates that his campaign approach will be simple - "I want people to know my name, that I am running for Congress, and where I authentically stand on the issues - they will take things from there."[citation needed]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Carl Mumpower. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.

Campaign contribution data could not be found.

Committees and affiliations


Mumpower will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Mumpower for Congress Web site

One Oak Plaza, Suite 310
Asheville, NC 28801
828-252-5062 - Betty Budd/Matt Mumpower


Articles and resources

See also


  1. AP "North Carolina-Summary Vote Results" The The Appleton Post-Crescent, May 7, 2008
  2. AP "North Carolina-Summary Vote Results" The The Appleton Post-Crescent, May 7, 2008

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