This year’s municipal elections for the city of Wilmington include candidates for city council and mayor.
The Wilmington City Council has three open seats with eight candidates running. Those include: Clifford Barnett (current councilman), JB Brookins, Paul Lawler, Charlie Rivenbark (current councilman), Angie Ulmer, Jonathan Uzcategui, Luke Waddell and Philip White.
For the mayoral seat, current Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo is seeking another term while Harper Peterson, a former state senator, is also pursuing the mayoral seat.
Early voting started on Oct. 14 and Election Day is Nov. 2. To look at sample ballots, check voter registration status, voting options, polling places and more, visit the New Hanover County Board of Elections website.
The Greater Wilmington Business Journal sent questions to all city council and mayoral candidates and will be running a different candidate’s responses every day on our website.
Angie Ulmer – Wilmington City Council
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What are your top economic development priorities?
I want to invest in Wilmington's underdeveloped areas so that smalls businesses have a chance to thrive.”
If elected, what are two goals you would like to have completed by the end of your term?
“I would like to establish the Cape Fear Bill of Rights. I would also want to outline exactly where we could reallocate funds so that we can support our community's nonprofit organizations.”
How can the community address its lack of affordable housing?
“I feel we need more options for affordable housing which includes condo ownership.”
From roads to bridges to more accessibility, what are some of your infrastructure concerns and ways to deal with them?
“The stormwater drainage system needs to be updated with respect to climate change. This means getting under the streets and redoing the pumping systems before it gets more difficult to do so.”