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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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32 Comments on "Ricky Meeks joins crowded City Council field as municipal filing ends"

Me Myself and I
2015 years 10 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.

2015 years 10 months ago

The way that the city council has sold us out.. I will be voting for Ricky this year… He can’t do any worse than the so called people in office now..
Ricky has my vote and plenty of other votes too.. The people in Wilmington are tired…

2015 years 10 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 the better.

2015 years 10 months ago

You already elected one mentally challenge person to city council who cant be on time, beats up his girlfriend, withheld information that he was receiving unemployment, got arrested, hit a motorist and barely had insurance and ran up the tax payers bill with a frivolous claim that his records were leaked and yet you all want to turn around and elect ANOTHER mentally challenge person in office?? Why I live in Wilmington, I will never know..

Jim Ferguson
2015 years 10 months ago

throwing out another cowardly comment about someone he knows nothing about. While Ricky is not the rocket scientist that I am sure you are, he does have a passion for the well being of this city and truly cares about his fellow man. And that even includes jerks like YOU. You are so freaking ignorant that you don’t even know why you live in Wilmington. I can promise you Ricky does, and I hope his first recommendation is to buy your sorry tail a one way ticket out of here. You are a worthless human being!


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