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Sykes says run for Brunswick Co. Commission "nothing to do with Charles Warren"

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A political battle in Brunswick County just entered a new arena. Social Services Board member Pat Sykes said today she will challenge Charles Warren for his seat on the Brunswick County Commission.

"I'm concerned about what's going on," Sykes said. "I want to see what I can do to make a difference."

Wednesday morning Sykes announced her candidacy. She says what better time to run for commissioner than now? She already has her sights on certain issues.

"I think DSS needs to be looked at again and make changes there," Sykes said. "I don't want taxes going up. I think we're paying enough taxes. We need to make sure that the tax dollars that are being spent are being spent wisely."

Sykes is seeking Warren's District 3 seat. She and Warren have feuded for months as members of Brunswick County's Social Services Board. Their battles came to a head last month when Warren kicked Sykes out from a board meeting.

Despite the recent tension, Sykes says her run for office is about the people and future of Brunswick County and no one else.

"It has nothing to do with Charles Warren," she said. "The position is there, and I see a need for changes or making a difference in the county is important."

Sykes is not the only that will challenge Warren will face in May's Republican primary. Dr. Joe Agovino of Southport announced earlier this month he will also run against the incumbent.

We reached out to Warren for comment today, but have not heard back.

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Baaaa.....

Baaaaa sheep.....Baaaaaa.

I'll vote!!!

Pat Sykes has my vote not because of her ego but because she has the common since and education that should be required to hold public office. You go pat there are many many voters in our distract that will support you...

I can tell why Pat has your vote...

I can tell why Pat has your vote...common "since"? voters in our "distract"? Nice.

Pat Sykes

Finally, someone who wants to rid the corruption in Brunswick Co. Charles Warren is incapable of running DSS, let alone a coherent meeting; I couldn't care less if he is black, blue or red. As far as the commission is concerned, I'm tired of the same old career politicians robbing us of our hard earned tax dollars for their own benefit and acting as sheep in wolves clothing. Bravo, Pat! You have my vote...it's time for some real conservatives in Brunsco who will stand up for the benefit of our town folk.

Admire do not admonish

Guest 00000
A non-paying job, lots of hours of reading boring materials, training sessions and then verbal abuse and you think this is about ego? Have you ever gone to a DSS meeting? Have you seen and heard the complete stupidity of Mr. Warren's comments and remarks? Obviously not or you would be admiring the patience of Pat Sykes instead of trying to put her down. Inform yourself before commenting or you will be sounding like the empty (dumb) bell I suppose you might be.

Admire do not admonish

Furthermore...Guest00000 doesn't have the intelligence to put forth an informed argument against Pat, as you can see from the ignorant, unintelligible and immature comments made above. That's why the left clings to the term "racist," they have no other means of debate.

I like Pat Sykes

Pat running for County Commissioner in Charles Warren's district is a god send to all of us in Brunswick County who want to see responsible Government. Pat is a business person who has worked hard all her life. She understands good government. Warren operation of the DSS Board is a discrace ! Pat has called his leadership into question. Not about Black and White, but responsible leadership. Charles Warren has failed misserably at responsible leadership. Some one must stand up to this misserable failure and Pat has accepted the challenge to do it. I say Vote for Pat.

Sykes is the real deal

The only players in this field operating with their egos unchecked are Warren and his"mob boss" Hewett. There is a "racist" under every bush because these two Bobsy Twins can't argue on the facts or on the rule of law or policy (or even Robert's Rules of Order). I wonder if the guest who is so critical of Sykes could withstand the "racist" charges and the lawsuits naming her as the obstructionist and all the rest? And then she has the guts to run for this seat. No one knows if Warren is even stupid enough to run for his seat again. It doesn't matter. It's an open seat and the critical guest can even file and run. My guess is he/she wouldn't have the courage to do it.

Sykes Running for Office

Guest00000 do you really think that Pat Sykes or anyone takes pleasure in taking on Charles Warren and his NAACP supporters. This is not about egos. It is about trying to do what is best for the citizens of Brunswick County. This election is about our future. Do we want a society that depends on our government for every need such as food stamps, low income housing, heating oil, free day care, and free medical care? Or do we want a society where we have jobs and can pay our own way. I think Pat represents the later while Charles Warren represents income redistribution and big government and at the same time proclaiming that anyone who disagrees with his idealogy is a racist. I don't think this is about Pat's ego. This is about someone who sees wrong and has the courage to do something about it.

No...

I don't really understand Warren or Sykes obsession with DSS. Those are Federal programs, spending mostly Federal Dollars, for people who qualify under Federal Guidelines. Local Government really has no control over DSS other than a board that is supposed tho assure that it runs smoothly. They have both failed miserably at that task. One good thing, if she's elected she won't be able to serve on the DSS board and that will at least keep some of the ego in check. Two words....Vote Agovino!

Yes, the programs that DSS

Yes, the programs that DSS run have federal and state funding. Did you know that NC is a state mandated, county run state? That means that every county has state policy and can still make different decisions and take away different understandings from those policies.

Boy are you off base with

Boy are you off base with this commnet. Yes the DSS manages the Federal and local Government Spending, But who is getting what and is it fully complaint with all the guidelines? Those questions are not being asked and should be. Right now a lot of what goes on is hidden. The actions of this department need to be out in the light of day, not hidden under secrecy. Pat Sykes wants to see what is going on. (As do the rest of us that are concerned with the $140 million in spending that this board does.)
So Charles Warren needs to get out of the way. Resign before being forced out.

I'll vote Pat

No thanks...I'll be voting for Pat Sykes. Someone with courage and integrity. Joe Agovino is just another GOP insider that "goes along to get along"...we need someone that will not compromise principles and is not afraid to "break a little glass."

You have it right

Pat is the real deal, Joe Agovino is another GOP insider that talks a lot and says nothing.

Really????

Nothing to do with Charles Warren? You're ego is just as big as his. You and Mr. Warren's continuing antics serve nothing but to waste time. Both of you care nothing about the citizens of Brunswick County. It's all about seeing your faces on the news and your names in print.

You couldn't be more wrong

A non-paying job, lots of hours of reading boring materials, training sessions and then verbal abuse and you think this is about ego? Have you ever gone to a DSS meeting? Have you seen and heard the complete stupidity of Mr. Warren's comments and remarks? Obviously not or you would be admiring the patience of Pat Sykes instead of trying to put her down. Inform yourself before commenting or you will be sounding like the empty (dumb) bell I suppose you might be.

I've heard...

Oh yes. I've personally heard the stupidity from both of them. I am informed. Not drinking the Pat Sykes Kool-Aid like the rest of you. When your main qualification is "At least I'm not Charles Warren" you don't strike me as having much of a leg to stand on. Has she really fooled all of you? or just an ignorant few.