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Despite most write-in votes for mayor, Meeks says, 'You don't mess with Saffos'


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Although Wilmington's mayoral race was uncontested, there was more than 500 write-in votes. Among those man about town Ricky Meeks led the way with 73.

Meeks, who is no stranger to the ballot, also got nine votes for City Council.

He says his heart was not in this race and that he and Mayor Bill Saffo have a long-standing friendship.

"I told him off the record," Meeks said, "I said, 'I don't want to run against you, because I do not want to mix blood with family,' so you don't mess with Saffos."

Meeks says he plans to run for New Hanover County Commission next year. He says the only thing that may stop him is his health.

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'You don't mess with Saffos'

At first I thought it read...Sopranos!

I've talked with Ricky

I've talked with Ricky Meeks. He's not nearly as slow as he wants you to think he is.

I've heard him talk, several

I've heard him talk, several times, in a very articulate, and well educated manner. Along the same level as a lawyer. That 3rd grade level grammar, on his Facebook page, is all fake. He's nowhere near as dumb as he wants you to think he is.


He has lived off our taxes his entire life.

I don't think this guy even

I don't think this guy even got out of high school or has ever had a job. So, how does he support're probably right, tax dollars!!

You are correct. Talking to

You are correct. Talking to him, you will see he is very smart.

I would vote for Pee Wee

I would vote for Pee Wee Herman to get Saffo out of office. I should have ran against him. If others feel as I do, I would probably win and I am a nobody.


Meeks for President!

ricky meeks`

Ricky Meeks is one of the most intelligent men I have ever met...He is always on top of things and has a volume of information in the brain of his....I have never known him to say a bad thing against anyone and for my money he is THE GREATEST....