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Ricky Meeks joins crowded City Council field as municipal filing ends

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Ricky Meeks is trying for a fifth time to win a seat on Wilmington City Council. According to the New Hanover County Board of Elections website, Meeks filed his paperwork today, the last day to enter most municipal elections in North Carolina.

Meeks joins a crowded field that includes incumbents Laura Padgett and Ronald Sparks and former City Council member Margaret Haynes. Frank Christopher Meares, Joshua Fulton, Matt Hinson, Napier Fuller and Neil Anderson have also filed to put their name on this fall's ballot. Incumbent Kristi Campos is not running for reelection.

In the Wilmington mayoral race, incumbent Bill Saffo is challenged by business owner Justin LaNasa. The two faced off in the last two elections, as well.

See the links below for the list of candidates in each county:

Bladen County
Brunswick County (Filing for Navassa and Southport elections runs July 25-August 12)
Columbus County
New Hanover County
Pender County

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