Wilson, Stuart win commissioner seats

Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 08:01 PM.

“I’m excited. All day today, to talk to people, to hear what their city needs and to be one of those people helping this city grow, is exciting,” said Wilson. “I had my mama and I had my son and my husband and so we just turned it into a family affair because this is our home. This is our home town and we want to take care of Havelock.” 

Wilson, a newcomer to city politics, received the most votes at 518. Stuart received 379 to win a third term on the board.

“I’m gratified. I worked real hard,” he said. “I’m normally just being myself and let the chips fall. Brenda is, of course, the new person. She got a lot of votes. She’s got a good personality and she’s very smart, so we should work very well together.”

Peter Van Vliet finished third in the commissioners race with 350, followed by George Corbin with 301 and Matthew “Sugarbear” Jones at 183.

“It was a very good learning experience for me and I just really appreciate everyone coming out to help support me,” said Van Vliet, running for commissioner for the first time. “I just hope that I can maintain that support so that when it comes to stepping up to this plate again I can depend on them.”

Corbin was seeking election for the second time.

“Everybody worked hard and the people picked out who they wanted,” he said. “Everybody worked for it and the people came out and voted.”



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