Commissioner Hopefuls, State Senate Candidates To Speak Wednesday

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 20, 2020
Candidates for the state senate and for seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will speak during candidate forums Wednesday.

At Wednesday morning's Power Breakfast, hosted by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, all six county commissioner candidates will be on stage for 40 minutes to talk about issues important to the region’s business community. 

The candidates, including incumbent Commissioner Jonathan Barfield, are competing to fill three positions on the board. The other hopefuls are Leslie Cohen, Deb Hays, Kyle Horton, Bill Rivenbark and former commissioner Skip Watkins.

The commissioner candidate session will be followed by a 40-minute discussion with the two state senate candidates, Sen. Harper Peterson (D-New Hanover) and former senator Michael Lee, a Republican. Peterson narrowly beat Lee in the election two years ago. 

The discussions will be streamed starting at 8 a.m. for free on Facebook Live on the Business Journal’s Facebook page

Wednesday's Power Breakfast is part of a partnership between the Business Journal, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Business Alliance for a Sound Economy, Cape Fear Realtors and Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association to help educate the community about local candidates. 

On Sept. 22, the Chamber hosted a forum with candidates for the New Hanover County Board of Education. The Chamber will host candidates for North Carolina House at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Early voting, also known as one-stop voting, began Oct. 15 and continues through Oct. 31. Election Day is Nov. 3.
Ico insights


Connorkeller headshot

Rational Behavior During Irrational Times

Connor Keller - Live Oak Private Wealth
Laurenrogers cflc headshot

Teaching In The Community: “How To Talk To People Who Are Learning English”

Lauren Rogers - Cape Fear Literacy Council
Tidewaterinvestmentco merrettemoore headshot

Where To Make Money In Private Company Investing: Potential. Growth. Predictability.

Merrette Moore - Tidewater Investment Company

Trending News

Ash Aziz Restaurant Planned For Autumn Hall

Cece Nunn - Mar 1, 2021

To Help More Downtown Businesses, WDI Seeks To Restructure Loan Program

Christina Haley O'Neal - Mar 1, 2021

In The Current Issue

Watercraft Handcrafted In Wilmington

Cape Fear Catamarans on U.S. 421 customizes, designs and builds aluminum boats....

Lapetus Zooms In On Asian Market

While Lapetus Solutions is a startup based in Wilmington, much of its growth and market has been focused across the world in the Asian conti...

During Pandemic, State Parks Fill Up

People, parks and a pandemic made a strong combination for North Carolina state parks last year, with a record number of visi­tors taking ad...

Book On Business

The 2021 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!



Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100