Election filing to start on Monday

Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 05:01 PM.

"It took me a long time to be comfortable in my skin, but yeah, I’m pretty comfortable with it," he said. "I have lots of relationships that have been developed over the years with other communities across the state. I would like to have the opportunity to do it a little longer."

Sanders won re-election in 2009 by just 13 votes over challenger Chuck Bernard.

Stuart said he was leaning against another run as commissioner. Stuart, who has served for eight consecutive years, said he believed in term limits for city board members.

"I would say I am very much undecided right now, but I’m leaning towards no," Stuart said in an email to the Havelock News. "I think eight years is enough for anybody and that’s why I am considering not running.

"If an individual is still passionate about serving after a lengthy tenure, lay out for two years and then run again."

Stuart hinted that he may be interested in being a Craven County Commissioner in the future.

"The latter does not rule out a county commissioner run in the future," he said. "I think term limits should apply to them as well and certainly don’t think it healthy for the system that someone runs unopposed."

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