Make a difference, run for political office

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Brunswick County is a diverse community that is home to people with a lot of talents.
Maybe you’re one of them. Maybe you know you have skills that could help others, but you’re not quite sure how to put them to use.
Are you a planner? Do you like to sort through details and comb through information before you make decisions?
Maybe you’re a visionary. Do you dream of how things could be better in this county and do you have viable ideas you think could become reality?
Do you like to talk to people? Are you interested in getting to know more of your neighbors and finding out what is important to them?
Maybe you’re good with numbers and the idea of sifting through a multi-page budget to look for ways to tighten it gets you really excited.
Have you ever thought about putting your talents to work for the community in which you live?
You could make a difference by becoming an elected official. Have you ever thought about running for office? Now is your time. The filing period for the November municipal elections is under way.
If you’re a visionary, a planner or a people-person you may find you’d be a good fit to be an elected representative in the town where you live.
Or maybe you’re a person who doesn’t like the way government is currently operating and you think you can offer better solutions that are more well-suited to your community’s needs.
Whether you’ve lived here your entire life or you’ve recently decided to call Brunswick County home, consider giving back and running for office this fall.
The election filing period is open until noon Friday, July 15.
The following municipalities in our areas are among those with open offices: Bolivia, mayor and four aldermen seats; Calabash, mayor and three commissioner seats; Carolina Shores, mayor and three commissioner seats; Holden Beach, mayor and five commissioner seats; Ocean Isle Beach, mayor and three commissioner seats; Shallotte, mayor and three aldermen seats; Sunset Beach, mayor and two councilman seats; Varnamtown, mayor and three aldermen seats.
Other towns with openings include Bald Head Island, Belville, Boiling Spring Lakes, Caswell Beach, Leland, Navassa, Northwest, Oak Island, Sandy Creek, Southport and St. James.
Spots are also open on the county’s regional water and sewer board, the Southeast Brunswick Sanitary District and the Dosher Hospital Board of Trustees.
If you’ve ever thought about making a difference in your community, sign up now to run for office. Find out more at www.brunsco.net/Departments/GeneralGovernment/BoardofElections.aspx.