DeLair, Hearne Ready to Run for City Council

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington City Council hopeful Pat Delair has filed her candidacy for a special election that will take place on October 10th.

This marks the second time Pat Delair has signed on to run for a seat on the City Council.

Delair came in fourth last year in a three-seat Council race and was overlooked in last month's appointment of a replacement for Bill Saffo.

She says her campaign will focus on bringing community voices into the political debate and says she will not be tied down by special interests.

This is not going to be a pro-development, anti-development campaign. I am not anti-development. What I want to focus on is opening up the debate on City Council and allowing the community to actually have a real voice in our Council and our public policy-making.

Local attorney J.C. Hearne says he'll file next Friday with the Board of Elections to run for Wilmington City Council.

Hearne served on city council from 1997 to 2001 and says his previous experience is one of his key strengths.

Part of being a city council's not just, one election or one selection, you've got a myriad of issues out there, from sewer line issues to convention centers, and I think I bring another reasonable voice to the table to address those issues.

Hearne is currently filling in on the Council for Bill Saffo, whose spot opened up when he took over as Mayor.