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Political

  • 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 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)

  • 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

  • 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 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 Patricia “Pat” Kwiatkowski

    Name: Patricia “Pat” Kwiatkowski

    Office sought: Holden Beach Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Unaffiliated

    Age: 62

    Education: Bachelor of Science and PhD in chemistry

    Profession: Retired after 30 years in the crop protection industry, five years in research and development followed by 25 years in regulatory affairs

    Political and public service experience: None

  • Holden Beach Board of Commissioners candidate John C. Fletcher (incumbent)

    Name: John C. Fletcher

    Office sought: Holden Beach Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Independent

    Age: 79

    Education: Doctorate, economics and finance, University of Colorado

    Profession: Retired Air Force captain, retired university professor of economics; retired business executive; national security consultant for government and industry

    Political and public service experience: Holden Beach commissioner, 2015-present: audit committee chairman, executive secretary, 2015-16; Mayor Pro Tem, 2016-present

  • Holden Beach Board of Commissioners candidate Joseph Butler

    Name: Joseph Butler

    Office sought: Holden Beach Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Non-partisan

    Age: 72

    Education: Bachelor of Science in management from Rutgers University

    Profession: Pharmaceutical manufacturing operations

  • H2GO Board of Commissioners candidate Don Yousey

    Name: Don Yousey

    Office sought: H2GO Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Non-partisan

    Age: 72

    Town of residence: Leland

    Education: Registered nurse, Marcy State Hospital School of Nursing, 1971; Bachelor of Arts in social psychology from Park University, 1979; Master of Public Health, University of Texas-Houston, 1984

  • H2GO Board of Commissioners candidate Brayton Willis

    Name: Brayton Willis

    Office sought: H2GO Board of Commissioners

    Party affiliation: Non-partisan

    Age: 72

    Town of residence: Leland

    Education: Graduate civil engineer, Northeastern University