WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Several local mayors signed up to run for re-election on the first day of the candidate filing period for the 2015 Municipal Elections.
Mayor Bill Saffo of Wilmington is running for a fifth term. The mayors of all three beach towns in New Hanover County, Dan Wilcox of Carolina Beach, Dean Lambeth of Kure Beach and Bill Blair of Wrightsville Beach also went to the Board of Elections to file. Lambeth, who is seeking his fourth term as mayor, already has a challenger. Emilie Swearingen, who is currently a council member in Kure Beach, has filed to run against Lambeth.
Mayor Terry Mann of Whiteville also filed to run for another term, along with Mayor Royce Harper of Tabor City.
In Brunswick County, several incumbent mayors filed to run again, including Brenda Bozeman of Leland, Alan Holden of Holden Beach and Mary Knight of Calabash.
Mayor Zander Guy of Surf City is running for another term, and so is incumbent Mayor Sylvia Campbell of Elizabethtown.
To see the list of candidates who have filed to run in your county click on the link below:
The filing period for the 2015 municipal elections begins Monday, July 6 and runs through noon on Friday, July 17. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.