BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The primary election is tomorrow, and we want to help you get to know the candidates.
In Brunswick County, the District 3 Commission seat has been the center of controversy. Incumbent Charles Warren faces three challengers in the primary.
“I really want to make the county a better place to live,” candidate Joe Agovino said.
“I think I’m going to be a voice for the Brunswick County citizens,” candidate Jwantana Frink said. “In me they will have a voice to speak their concerns.”
Republicans Agovino and Frink both say they bring a lot of public service experience to the table, which is something they say has prepared them for a job as the District 3 commissioner for Brunswick County.
Agovino has lived in Brunswick County for more than 12 years, is currently on the Dosher Board of Trustees and also has a PhD in psychology and two masters degrees.
“I understand systems. I can start bringing people together, I think, bridge the gap between the new and the old and start bringing the county to the 21st century,” Agovino said.
Frink is a native of Brunswick County, having graduated from both South Brunswick High School and Brunswick Community College. She has served on several county committees and boards, including on the Southport Board of Aldermen.
“I think I am the most reasonable candidate, and I think that will help me do the job that lies before me,” Frink said.
Both candidates, along with Pat Sykes are competing for the seat against incumbent Charles Warren, who had his fair share of controversy in office. Agovino says that motivated him run.
“All the time, energy and effort with the hassles with Commissioner Warren was really taking away from the people’s business,” Agovino said.
Frink says the issues surrounding Warren were not her motivation.
“I think that fire is in me because of Jwantana, not because of the controversy that has been going on,” she said.
We reached out to both Warren and Sykes. Neither made themselves available for an interview.