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Candidate profile: Napier Fuller

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Election Day is less than a month away, and WWAY wants you to meet the candidates for Wilmington City Council. Today we sat down with Napier Fuller, who says his top issues include jobs, public safety and government spending.

As someone who grew up in Wilmington Fuller has seen the city grow. He now wants to be part of Wilmington's future.

"(I'm) very excited to be involved in city politics," he said. "I think Wilmington has a great future. We have some very serious challenges that we're facing right now. Those challenges are first and foremost the economy. We have high unemployment. Traffic congestions are a really big problem. Crime is a problem as well and the budget."

The Hoggard High grad has a Masters of Science Degree in city planning from MIT. After finishing his studies, Fuller worked in Silicon Valley, where he developed new ways to help people search for information on mobile phones.

"That experience in Silicon Valley is very germane to Wilmington as we try to transfer a bit of our economic policy from subsidize heavy industry which has been the typical focus to expanding the knowledge-base sector," Fuller said.

After several years out west Fuller returned to Wilmington in 2008. He now works as a commercial real estate broker.

"I work for a family business, and we are involved in warehouse construction. We have warehouses in Myrtle Beach, Fayetteville and Wilmington," he said.

Voters may be familiar with Fuller. This is not his first time running for office. He ran in the 2010 Republican primary for New Hanover County Commission.

"That was kind of an odd race, because we had four different moderate Republicans," Fuller said. "The mathematics of splitting the moderate vote allowed for the Tea Party candidate Brian Berger to get up there and win. I certainly do not want to let that limit my prospects forever being elected to public office."

Fuller admits he has been busy lately with his campaign, but in his free time he enjoys spending time with his family.

The 37-year-old says with Election Day coming quickly he's focused on meeting voters and keeping his name out there.

In the coming weeks WWAY will introduce you to the other Wilmington City Council candidates. Tomorrow we'll profile Neil Anderson.

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Such vitriol....

I know Mr. Fuller from church, although not very well, but he seems to be a good and decent man who has his head squarely on his shoulders. Frankly though, why ANYONE would get involved in the morass of Wilmington politics is beyond me. The proverbial love child of Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King probably couldn't get a fair hearing from the folks on here. If you bring trouble on yourself like Berger, so be it. Yet, there seems to be something very sick about society when we are willing to believe unsubstantiated claims and the worst about our leaders. There is a difference between healthy skepticism and a sort of pessimism that prevents us from making any positive change.

TeaBagger Losers

Fact is -- Fuller has been endorsed by NHC GOP; I've known him for two years and he's solid. Just because the Berger/Fulton crowd got passed over by NHC GOP endorsement -- shucks -- you'll have to attack people on the blogs. What's new? The GOP wishes you'd just go away McCoy.

Say NO to Fuller

When you stand for very little-you attack others. Fuller is good at that. I am not a tea party fan or advocate. I tend to support Republicans. Fuller is no Republican. Better the other Republicans who are real ones- than a RINO. Yes, he's lived in Wilmington and like others have noted done very little. He would be a disaster- better Sparks and Padgett than this weasel.

Good Grief

OMG....another commercial real estate broker.

Haven't you had enough of these types? Have you learned anything? Wilmington is in the mess it's in now because residents keep electing the same candidates with their own self-serving agendas (usually real estate brokers).

Insanity (and stupidity) is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. All current council should be booted out and start from scratch, and quit voting for real estate brokers because you're just voting for more of the same. Enough is enough!

Fuller is a Joke

For a guy who was been on a number of appointed government committeess- he has done little. When it cam to annexation, fighting tax increases, unbridled development and stopping Titan-he showed his true colors by supporting the status quo special interests of which he is a part. We don't need another developer. Fuller shows poor judgement on many issues. Fuller lost the last time not because moderate republican split the vote--he was a lousy candidate. More important, we need people with stength to stand up to the Saffos of this world--Fuller has NO BACKBONE. He is weak and a RINO- better any of the other Republicans running now- or let's vote for one of the real Democrats-at least they have courage and stand for something. Fuller is a poor choice for all of us.

Napier..Just Wants to Join the Club - He's Full(er) of It !!!

Fuller is a spineless coward and we need leaders with guts, Fuller's sense of entitlement, incredible weakness of character, and poor judgement make him Fuller of B$ than even the incumbents. He lost the last election because he stood for nothing...Berger has always stood consistently agree or disagree, he's got views and makes those views known. That's why berger beat him and Fuller's attacking berger is the act of a weak person and how does attacking him help city residents?? It doesn;t and that shows serving city residents isn't Napier's goal. An empty chair would be a better choice. Other candidates have faults but at least they want to serve the public it appears. How pathetic for Fuller to resort to targeting berger who was,is and probably always will be much better for us government financiers than the big government liberal melting pot, Fuller has already sold out to and kissed the rings of the good ole boys who champion backroom corrupt politics. He is easily the most dangerous candidate in the field, a self-serving coward with no integrity or decency. He'd run over his mom in a hummer to get elected to anything. Say "No" to the fuller (of u know what) candidate and his liberal RINO ilk...vote for men and women with spine. Fuller is lacking so much, but he's fuller of desperation! PAthetic.

PAthetic

What's pathetic is your way of twisting the truth around to convince everyone to vote the way you vote. As soon as you mentioned Berger's name, I knew your opinion was not to be trusted and your comments would be off the wall. Loonies attract loonies.

You call Fuller a spineless coward. How spineless is Berger to harrass, intimidate, and damage the property of his girlfriend? How spineless is it to carve your arms with a razor like a Thanksgiving turkey? How asinine is it to know that the people who voted for you, along with your fellow commissioners, are calling for your resignation and you stubbornly refuse to give it because you think you're the best thing that ever happened to Wilmington and you still think you can be an effective commissioner? Don't think that just because things have quieted down temporarily that Berger's character has changed.

You say Fuller has an incredible weakness of character and poor judgement? Berger's character and judgment are non-existent.

Anyone who seriously considers voting for a mentally ill guy like Berger probably thinks manual labor is the president of Mexico.

Fuller does NOT support Titan

Hey dumba$$, I was at the STOP TITAN rally and I can tell you Napier Fuller does NOT support Titan -- so stop spreading lies. If you bother to read the direct mail he's sent out -- you'll know that.

Fuller

Why don't you support your claims with some facts? What specific policies has he implemented that were pro annexation, fighting tax increases and Titan? Don't give me any conjecture or half truths either. Give me cold hard facts to support your claims. Here's one fact you might start with: And before you accuse someone of "No Backbone" why don't you put your real name on your post, instead of hiding under the cowardly guise of "truthseeker". I have known Napier since a child and he would be a fine representative for our city.

PS Also proofread your post if you "cam".

Napier Fuller Wilmington

Napier Fuller
Wilmington raised. Works in the private sector, building and producing structures. MIT- Very Impressive. Stable, Christian, Conservative family man......He gets my vote.
Not the transplant, Brian Berger-type, Bearucrat - Josh Fulton.

Too bad they have similar last names. Hope the good citizens of Wilmington don't mistake Fuller for Fulton on election day. There is a huge difference.
Now who will my other 2 votes go to ?

Agreed that his bonafides are impressive....

However, what we don't need is another development interest on these elected boards. This domination of elected and appointed boards by developers and real estate types has to stop. This has been the norm in Wilmington and it has not served us well at all. I'm for Ricky Meeks (the guy has put in his time and deserves a chance, we've done worse), Matt Hinson (a retired Wilmington Police officer whose public service goes back to his teen years) and Frank Meares, a Red Cross employee studying political science.

A resounding endorsement for

A resounding endorsement for Ricky Meeks . . . "We've done worse!"

Nice Comment!!

Mr. or Mrs. Fuller,
Very nice comment you made about yourself, your husband, your son, your uncle, or whatever other relationship you have to ole Napier. This is your opinion and you know what they say about opinions.

he'll get some consideration for my vote...

Daddy always said we should vote the incumbents out and elect new people each time. After prayerful consideration, he'll likely get my vote -- better than Sparks and Padgett for sure...