WILMINGTON -- Wilmington City Councilman Jason Thompson says he wants to be a county commissioner. Thompson has sat on Wilmington's city council since 2002. In that time, he's been an outspoken member, sometimes introducing unpopular resolutions. Thompson is currently a member of the Cape Fear Utility Authority, the agency that merged the city and county's public works. If elected, Thompson wants to merge other areas of city and county government. Thompson said, "Maybe I can be a good bridge so that the city and county can work together instead of on their own so much. Maybe we can consolidate some of our management and processes and save a lot of money to the taxpayer." So far Thompson says people have pledged to give his campaign $40,000.
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