By Ashley Withers
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) -- New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is no longer a member of the Republican Party.
Berger submitted an application to the county Board of Elections Thursday afternoon to switch back to the Libertarian Party, according to county spokesperson Charles Smith.
Berger ran for commissioner in 2008 as a Libertarian and lost, but switched to the Republican Party before his successful election in 2010. Recently, the New Hanover County GOP has spoken out against Berger.