Local Interest
11:21 am
Wed October 25, 2006

17th House District Race: Landfill Moratorium

Wilmington, NC – WHQR this week is asking candidates in two state house races five questions on some of the most pressing issues facing North Carolina. Today we're focusing on the 17th District House race and the one-year landfill moratorium.

Allan Dameron

Democrat Allan Dameron is a North Carolina native who worked his way through Guilford College working for the North Carolina prison system.

A realtor, he's lived in Brunswick County for the last 16 years.

When asked where he stands on the one-year moratorium on landfills, he says he's against plans for the Sims-Hugo Neu landfill.

I think that Brunswick County is absolutely the wrong place to store the auto fluff that they're planning on shipping in here.

Bonner Stiller

Republican Bonner Stiller is the incumbent who was born and raised in Southport. He taught high school before going back to law school and now has his own practice.

He says he's been against the Sims-Hugo Neu landfill since day one.

I am totally opposed to it, it won't do a thing for Brunswick County. Our (un)employment rate for Brunswick County is low, has stayed low, we're in great shape here because of all of the tourism.

The 17th District in the state House represents roughly 2/3 of Brunswick County including along the coast.