Long-term serving Wilmington City Council member ousted

Jim Quinn
Jim Quinn

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The competition was stiff for Wilmington City Council in the 2009 municipal elections.

Eleven candidates battled it out for Wilmington City Council, but only three could make the cut.  Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan were neck and neck, both winning a little over 13% of the vote, followed by Kevin O'Grady with 11.5%.

Long-term serving member Jim Quinn fell short of re-election Tuesday night.  He said that it has been an honor serving on city council for the past nine years, but doesn't believe he will run for office again.

"It has been an honor working with city council for all of these years," said Quinn.

Quinn is looking forward to spending more time with his family and his real estate business.  He also added he will now be able to go fishing and boating more often.

While on City Council Quinn worked on several projects including: the PPD project in downtown Wilmington, the City Feature Land use Plan, and several of the City Parks Projects.

Other experience as a councilman include:

  • Mayor Pro Tem since 2005
  • Member - Cape Fear Public Utilities Authority Board of Directors
  • Member - Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors
  • Chairman - City Boards and Commissions Appointments Committee
  • Chairman - 2020 Plan Oversight Committee
  • Chairman - Evaluation Committee for City Manager, City Clerk, and City Attorney
  • Member - Wilmington/New Hanover County Ports, Waterway, and Beach Commission
  • Past President of Wilmington Downtown, Inc.
  • Former Member Historic Preservation Commission
  • Former Member N.C. State MPO Transportation Advisory Commission
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