Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo headed to the board of elections this morning to file for re-election. "You want your city to grow and be strong and that's what we have done here in the city of Wilmington. I want you to continue to help us move forward and let's get down there and win," said Saffo. Saffo expressed his enthusiasm to supporters and addressed the importance of the upcoming election, before filling out the paperwork to make his registry official. "We've got issues in our community, infrastructure issues, road issues, economic development issues, parks and green space, firemen and policemen; these are issues that just don't go away. We've got to continue to work on them, and work on them as a team," Saffo said. Wilmington City Council member Margaret Haynes also filed for re-election Monday. Three other candidates filed in New Hanover County - Alicia Lachance and Bob Lewis announced their candidacy for city council in Carolina Beach, and Dean Lambeth filed for Kure Beach mayor. More than 15 candidates filed in Brunswick County. Belville Mayor – Chuck Thurlow Holden Beach Mayor – Alan Holden Holden Beach Commissioners – Don Glander, Ken Kyser, Ray Lehr, Sandy Miller, and Sheila Young Leland Mayor – Bob Boynton Oak Island Mayor – Johnie Vereen and Betty Wallace Oak Island Councilman – Dara Royal, Reece Simmons, and Bettie Thorne Ocean Isle Beach Commissioner – D.B. Grantham Shallotte Mayor – Donald Kelly Southport Mayor – Robert Howard Southport Alderman – Dan Allen, Nelson Adams St. James Council Member – Dennis Becker and Bob Morrow Sunset Beach Councilman – Lou DeVita Monday was the first day candidates were allowed to register. They have until July 17th to file for the November third election.
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