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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Ricky Meeks is trying for a fifth time to win a seat on Wilmington City Council. According to the New Hanover County Board of Elections website, Meeks filed his paperwork today, the last day to enter most municipal elections in North Carolina.

Meeks joins a crowded field that includes incumbents Laura Padgett and Ronald Sparks and former City Council member Margaret Haynes. Frank Christopher Meares, Joshua Fulton, Matt Hinson, Napier Fuller and Neil Anderson have also filed to put their name on this fall’s ballot. Incumbent Kristi Campos is not running for reelection.

In the Wilmington mayoral race, incumbent Bill Saffo is challenged by business owner Justin LaNasa. The two faced off in the last two elections, as well.

See the links below for the list of candidates in each county:

Bladen County
Brunswick County (Filing for Navassa and Southport elections runs July 25-August 12)
Columbus County
New Hanover County
Pender County

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2015 years 11 months ago

I bet nobody’s ever seen Ricky, and GuestLee, in the same room at the same time.

2015 years 11 months ago

for about 15 years now. I too have asked why he is living on disability but is fully capable of moving around as he pleases to attend numerous events and meeting but can’t work. If he is unable to hold down a job with Dysthymia, wouldn’t that be a red flag to having him on city council with poor concentration? He’s a really nice guy but nice doesn’t qualify someone to make important decisions that could effect an entire city.

2015 years 11 months ago

Truth Teller
Truer words have never been spoken.

2015 years 11 months ago

I see your point; but, here again, he couldn’t do much worse than the bozos already in there.

There are lots of people on disability who can’t work a 40 hour a week job, but they’re out shopping almost every day at the mall.

There are many levels of disability. You can’t go by looks; there are a lot of people who don’t look disabled, but they are. Being disabled doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try to live as normal a life as possible; and if you can do that AND serve your community at the same time, so much… Read more »

Me Myself and I
2015 years 11 months ago

Heard him sounding real sharp on the radio. I don’t know why he dosen’t work, and claims to be “disabled”. As far as I know, he has never worked a day in his life, and lives large off the taxpayers. He always seems to want to put on a show, when there’s a crowd.I know several truly disabled people who, unlike him, have to work hard everyday.
He’s not nearly as dumb as he wants you to think he is.

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