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  • U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 Grayson Parker

    Name: Grayson Parker

    Office sought: U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 seat

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 32

    Town of residence: Goldsboro

    Education: Bachelor of Science in management, North Carolina State University; MBA, East Carolina University

    Profession: Small businessman/entrepreneur

    Political and public service experience: Non-establishment political outsider and pragmatist involved in various volunteer and charitable endeavors within the Goldsboro/Wayne communities

  • U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 Dr. Kyle Horton

    Name: Dr. Kyle Horton

    Office sought: U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 seat

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 38

    Town of residence: Kure Beach

    Education: Summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington; MD and MBA in a combined five-year dual degree physician leadership program from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio; internal medicine residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

  • N.C. State Senate District 8 candidate Anthony H. Mascolo

    Name: Anthony H. Mascolo

    Office sought: N.C. State Senate District 8 seat

    Party affiliation: Libertarian

    Age: 59

    Town of residence: Shallotte

    Education: Bethpage High School; New York Institute of Technology, behavioral science/criminal justice major

    Profession: Retired police lieutenant; lay minister certified in parish business administration, Roman Catholic Church.

    Political and public service experience: Chairman, Libertarian Party of Brunswick County; National Libertarian Party member since 2003

  • N.C. State Senate District 8 candidate Randolph W. “Randy” Crow

    Name: Randolph W. “Randy” Crow

    Office sought: N.C. State Senate District 8 seat

    Party affiliation: Libertarian

    Age: 72

    Town of residence: Kelly

    Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 1970; Studies of Advanced Real Estate Subjects, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, 1980

    Profession: Self-employed small investor

  • N.C. House of Representatives District 17 candidate Patricia L. Sykes

    Name: Patricia L. Sykes

    Office sought: N.C. House of Representatives District 17 seat

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 65

    Town of residence: Southport

    Education: High school, some college and training with federal government

    Profession: Retired after 32 years with the federal government in various agencies; Brunswick County Schools, Brunswick County and town of Long Beach (now Oak Island); past owner of Sykes Portable Welding & Repair for more than 25 years

  • N.C. House of Representatives District 17 candidate Frank Iler

    Name: Frank Iler

    Office sought: N.C. House of Representatives District 17 seat

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Town of residence: Oak Island

    Education: Greensboro Senior High School (now Grimsley High) College prep; Campbell College (now University) bachelor’s degree in business; Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., graduate courses in business

    Profession: Cost accountant in the textile industry; budget supervisor in the fast food industry; small business owner; sales and marketing in the food and automotive industries

  • 2018 primary candidate profiles for contested Brunswick County races

    The Beacon asked candidates in contested races within our coverage area to fill out and return questionnaires seeking basic information for readers ahead of May 8’s primary election. All were asked for the same information.Each was asked to be brief in sharing their political and public service experience; to identify, in 100 words or less, the top issues in our community they plan to address; and explain, in 100 words or less, how they will address these issues if elected.

  • Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 candidate John W. Thompson

    Name: John W. Thompson

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 seat

     

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 63

    Town of residence: Belville

    Education: Graduate of N.C. State University School of Design, 1977, with Bachelor of Environmental Design in architecture

    Profession: Architect

  • Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 candidate Robert B. Cruse

    Name: Robert B. Cruse

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 seat

     

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 51

    Town of residence: Leland

    Education: MBA with a concentration in accounting from the Keller Graduate School of Management; Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting from UNCW

     

    Profession: Auditor

  • Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 candidate Gerald “Jerry” Benton

    Name: Gerald “Jerry” Benton

     

    Office sought: Brunswick County Board of Education District 5 seat

     

    Party affiliation: Republican

     

    Age: 37

     

    Town of residence: Leland

     

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in psychology

     

    Profession: Retired; disabled veteran