Posted by Debra Worley - email
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A longtime Wilmington community volunteered announced Wednesday that she intends to file for a seat in the District 18 State House of Representatives.
Republican Beth Dawson says she is entering the political arena with goal of improving the quality of life in New Hanover County.
"Our state is faced with the difficult challenge of rebuilding our economy while ensuring adequate funding for our schools and infrastructure needs," said Dawson.
Current state representative Sandra Spaulding Hughes said she will not seek re-election.
The former councilwoman was appointed to House District 18 in 2008 to replace ousted Democratic representative Thomas Wright. Chamber members expelled Wright in March 2008 for misconduct.
Later that year, Hughes defeated newcomer George Swart for a seat in the District 18 State House.