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  • Bolivia alderman candidate Dewey Smith

     Name: Dewey Smith

     

    Office sought: Bolivia alderman

     

    Party affiliation: Democrat

     

    Age: 76

     

    Town of residence: Bolivia

     

    Education: Bachelor of Science in physics, Master of Science in management

     

    Profession: Retired from Air Force

     

    Political and public service experience: Mayor of Bolivia since 1997

     

  • Bolivia alderman candidate Gary Lesh

     Name: Gary Lesh

     

    Office sought: Bolivia alderman

     

    Party affiliation: Democrat

     

    Age: 63

     

    Town of residence: Bolivia

     

    Education: Master’s degree in education administration and Bachelor of Arts in education/humanities

     

    Profession: Risk management/owner of Lesh and Associates Insurance Agency in Shallotte

     

  • Calabash mayor (incumbent) Mary Louise Knight

      Name: Mary Louise Knight

     

    Office sought: Calabash mayor (incumbent)

     

    Party affiliation: Non-partisan

     

    Age: 71

     

    Town of residence: Calabash

     

    Education: Long Island University School of Government graduate

    Profession: Business owner for 20 years; social worker; special education

     

  • Calabash commissioner (incumbent) Cecelia Herman

     Name:            Cecelia Herman

     

    Office sought:            Calabash commissioner (incumbent)

     

    Party affiliation: Unaffiliated

     

    Age: 68

     

    Town of residence: Calabash           

     

    Education: Some college, paralegal certificate from Brunswick Community College

     

  • Calabash commissioner candidate Michael Herring

     Name: Michael Herring

     

    Office sought: Calabash commissioner

     

    Party affiliation: None

     

    Age: 44

     

    Town of residence: Calabash

     

    Education: Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University

     

    Profession: Plant manager for Franks Ice Co.

     

  • Calabash commissioner candidate Carolyn Silvers

     Name: Carolyn Silvers

     

    Office sought: Calabash commissioner

     

    Party affiliation: None

     

    Age: 68

     

    Town of residence: Calabash

     

    Education: Studied at UNC-Chapel Hill; governmental accounting training

     

    Profession: Retired Certified Tax Collector for town of Calabash

     

  • Calabash commissioner (incumbent) Charles H. "Buddy" Walton Jr.

     

    Name: Charles H. Buddy Walton Jr.

     

    Office sought: Calabash commissioner (incumbent)

     

    Party affiliation: Independent

     

    Age: 74

     

    Town of residence: Calabash

     

    Education: 12 years plus 74 years road of hard knocks

     

    Profession: Self-employed firefighter

     

  • Carolina Shores mayor candidate Joyce Dunn

     

     

     

    Name:            Joyce Dunn

     

    Office sought:            Carolina Shores

     

    Party affiliation: Nonpartisan

     

    Age: 72

     

    Town of residence: Carolina Shores

     

  • Carolina Shores commissioner (incumbent) Bill Brennan

     Name: Bill Brennan

     

    Office sought: Carolina Shores commissioner (incumbent)

     

    Party affiliation: N/A

     

    Age: 78

     

    Town of residence: Carolina Shores

     

    Education: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1957; Master of Mechanical Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1971

     

    Profession: Engineer; retail business owner

     

  • Carolina Shores commissioner candidate G.G. “Gere” Dale

     Name: G.G. “Gere” Dale

     

    Office sought: Carolina Shores commissioner

     

    Party affiliation: None

     

    Age: 83

     

    Town of residence: Carolina Shores

     

    Education: Bachelor of Science from business school at Northwestern University

     

    Professional: 32 years in financial management for U.S. Steel Corp., eld positions of manager accounting (several locations) and comptroller, related resources (raw materials).