Tomey plans State Senate run
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Two weeks after Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said he will not run for State Senate, one of his City Council colleagues says she will. Kristi Tomey told WWAY today she plans to run for the 9th District seat currently held by Julia Boseman. Boseman announced last year she will not seek reelection because she and her partner are having a baby.

Tomey says her service on city council will help her if elected to the State Senate.

"I've been in municipal government," Tomey said, "and I know what it takes for cities to run and municipalities to run and how important our representatives in Raleigh are."

Tomey is not affiliated with any political party, so she's required to get about six-thousand signatures supporting her candidacy. Tomey plans to file her petition request at the Board of Elections tomorrow. The filing period for candidates begins February 8.

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do we not have enough to worry about this day &time? better be worried about how to take care of ourselves &our families. who cares who is gay?does not effect my or my family in any way. as long as we as a people can work together for the better good.

Do yall realize you are in the south????? Do you have morals??? Do you believe in GOD! READ THE BIBLE!!!?????????

You are a real first class individual. This is evident by your homophobic comments and your idiotic certainty in religion. Just because you live in a particular geographic area, that doesn’t mean everyone should believe in fairy tales and relish intolerance. The only good thing is over time your kind will die out and this inbred part of society will only be a footnote in history.

I suspect this is a political ploy by Ms Tomey more than it is an earnest attempt to win the seat.