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LIVE ONLINE: Candidate forums set for Leland Town Hall (7p)

Candidates for local and state offices will face off Wednesday night at Town Hall in Lelalnd. Candidates for local and state offices will face off Wednesday night at Town Hall in Lelalnd.
LELAND, NC (WECT) -

Voters can put candidate names with faces and opinions Wednesday night at a series of candidate forums hosted by WECT and the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear. The event at Town Hall in Leland will bring together candidates in three races.

Starting at 7:00pm, two candidates seeking the District 17 seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives will answer questions submitted by the LWVLCF membership.

Frank Iler is running for a fourth full-term, after being appointed to fill the remainder of Bonner Stiller’s term in 2009. His challenger, Democrat Charles Warren, is a former Brunswick County Commissioner.

Following the legislative forum will be six candidates running for Brunswick County Commissioner seats. Incumbent Pat Sykes is being challenged by Democrat William Flythe for her seat in District 3.

Another incumbent, Frank Williams, is running for re-election in District 5 against challenger Wesley Hickman. Two newcomers are running in District 4, Republican Michael Forte and Democrat Brenda Faye McMillian.

The winner of that race will replace current Commissioner Scott Phillips, who did not run for another term.

The final forum will feature four candidates seeking seats on the Brunswick County Board of Education. Incumbent Catherine Cooke is running for another term against challenger Sharon Crawford in District 2.

In District 4, Marty Mentzer and Ellen Milligan are running against each other, with the winner taking the seat held by current board member Shirley Babson. 

The forums will be streamed live at the top of this story starting at 7 p.m. or on mobile here: http://bit.ly/18l5Vot

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