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Laura Padgett

Name: Laura Padgett

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Office sought: Wilmington City Council

Political affiliation: Non-Partisan

Date of birth: Aug. 22, 1948

Occupation: Independent Investment Advisor

Education: Bachelor of Arts in History, Duke University, 1970

List your prior political experience: Three previous terms on Wilmington City Council; 1993, 1999, 2003

Children: Patrick L. Padgett, 34; Virginia P. Teer, 31

Where were you born?: Bowling Green, Ky.

How long have you lived in the municipality where you seek office?: 28 years

Top four civic activities/hobbies: Wilmigton City Council, Wilmington MPO (TAC) - chair and vice-chair (currently), National League of Cities Transportation Policy C'se, vice-chair, Church vestry, Sr. Warden and Treas (currently)

Last book read: The Kite Runner, By Khaled Hossein

Favorite movie: The Right Stuff

Favorite food: Ice Cream

Role model: My father's mother, my grandmother

Most admired politician: Terry Sanford

Type of car you drive: Volvo S60

Your strongest attribute: Responsive and straight forward

Something unusual about you that few people know: Love hot air ballooning
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