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Political

  • Holden Beach Board of Commissioners candidate Kenneth Kyser (incumbent)

    Name: Kenneth Kyser

    Office sought: Holden Beach Board of Commissioners

    Age: 69

    Education: Some college

    Profession: Nuclear power operations

    Political and public service experience: Holden Beach commissioner, 10 years; Holden Beach Board of Adjustment, two years; Holden Beach Turtle Patrol, 16 years

    Top issues in our community you plan to address: Our sewer lift stations’ vulnerability to flooding and public parking on the island.

  • Holden Beach Board of Commissioners candidate Regina "Gina" Martin

    Name: Regina “Gina” Martin

    Office sought: Holden Beach Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 66

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology from UNCG; also attended N.C. State and LSU

    Profession: Insurance agency owner, manager and sales associate for 29 years; owner of MerMaid Resort Services and MerMaid Island Services in Holden Beach

    Political and public service experience: Former Holden Beach commissioner

  • Holden Beach Board of Commissioners candidate Michael Sullivan

    Name: Michael Sullivan

    Office sought: Holden Beach Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 68

    Education: John Jay College, Bachelor of Arts in public administration, magna cum laude; Saint John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor

    Profession: Retired police officer; retired lawyer

  • Leland mayoral candidate Brenda Bozeman (incumbent)

    Name: Brenda Bozeman

    Office sought: Leland mayor

    Party affiliation: Unaffliated

    Age: no answer

    Education: New Hanover High School, Cape Fear Community College

    Profession: Realtor for more than 30 years

    Political and public service experience: Current Leland mayor (six years); Leland Town Council (eight years, six as mayor pro tem); Leland Planning Board (nine years)

  • Leland Town Council candidate Pat Batleman (incumbent)

    Name: Pat Batleman

    Office sought: Leland Town Council

    Party affiliation: Unaffiliated

    Age: Old but young at mind and heart!

    Education: Graduate, Bay State School of Business,1969

    Profession: Retired

    Political and public service experience: Leland mayor pro tem (eight years); Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board (since 2012); WAVE Transit operations committee member; Transportation Demand Management Task Force member

  • Leland Town Council candidate Bob Corriston (incumbent)

    Name: Bob Corriston

    Office sought: Leland Town Council

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 78

    Education: Nutley High School Fairleigh Dickinson

    Profession: Office supply sales broker

    Political and public service experience: Food drive St. Mary Outreach; proctor, Leland Middle School; current Leland town councilman (four years)

  • Leland Town Council candidate Joy Faulk Cranidiotis

    Name: Joy Faulk Cranidiotis

    Office sought: Leland Town Council

    Party affiliation: Independent/nonpartisan position

    Age: 59

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in parks and recreation management from UNCW, 1981; diploma in echocardiography from Pitt Community College, 2008; registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 2008

  • Leland Town Council candidate Sandra Ford

    Name: Sandra Ford

    Office sought: Leland Town Council

    Party affiliation: Nonpartisan

    Age: 61

    Profession: retired Realtor, business owner, artist

    Political and public service experience: Various board positions, including vice president with PTA, Craft Guild of Dallas board member; past president and board member Hellenic Cultural Society, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Dallas, Texas; past member of the Collin County Board of Realtors

  • Navassa mayoral candidate Jerry L. Merrick

    Name: Jerry L. Merrick

    Office sought: Navassa mayor

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 50

    Education: Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Elizabeth City State University

    Profession: Case manager at Southeastern Community Family Services Inc.

    Political and public service experience: Ten years as a Navassa town councilman

  • Navassa mayoral candidate Eulis A. Willis (incumbent)

    Name: Eulis A. Willis

    Office sought: Navassa mayor

    Party affiliation: No answer

    Age: 69

    Education: Bachelor of Science in sociology

    Profession: Retired-public utility

    Political and public service experience: Town council member (21 years); current mayor (18 years); National Park Service board member (10 years); North Carolina League of Municipalities board (four years); Brunswick County Parks and Recreation coach (more than 25 years)