Editorial: Pleasure Island Chamber To Host Two Candidates Forums

By / Editorials / Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:00

Managing Editor

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce in association with the Courtyard Marriott in Carolina Beach cordially invite the public to attend two non-partisan forums with the candidates for Carolina Beach and Kure Beach municipal offices.
The Carolina Beach Forum will be held Tuesday October 3rd from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Courtyard Marriott on Charlotte Avenue.
Si Cantwell of Star News Media, Willard Killough of the Island Gazette and a representative from Port City Digital will serve as moderators of the event.
The Kure Beach Forum will be held Wednesday October 4th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Kure Beach Community Center at 118 N. 3rd St. The public is invited to send questions and topics of discussion to be considered for inclusion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Questions should be written to be asked equally and fairly of all candidates.
Personal attacks and individual questions will not be considered.
One-Stop Absentee Voting is from October 6th to November 4th. Election Day is November 7th. For more information, visit www.nhcgov.com
Every election year the Island Gazette sends candidates seeking election as Mayor or Council member a questionnaire. The questions are general in nature allowing each candidate to elaborate on their campaign platform.
The questionnaires will be sent to each candidate in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach in the coming weeks and published in our October 11th and 18th editions.

Carolina Beach:
Dan Wilcox (incumbent)
Joe Benson
Council: (2 seats)
Gary Doetsch (incumbent)
Sarah Friede
JoDan Garza
Tammy Hanson
Leann Pierce (incumbent)
Gary M. Toppin

Kure Beach:
Craig Bloszinsky (currently serving as Councilman)
Chris Hald
Council: (2 seats)
Delorse Coe
Jerry Dockery
John Ellen
Lisa Lowery
Allen Oliver
Emilie Swearingen (currently serving as Mayor)


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