In Brunswick County, Republican Frank Williams is running for his second term representing District 5 on the Board of Commissioners, and Mike Forte is running for District 4. Both Republican candidates are focused on economic development and education.
According to Mike Forte, the only economic engine in Brunswick County is tourism, and he says this isn’t enough:
"That’s part-time, minimum wage jobs. I have two sons—24 and 20 years old. They need full time work. Warehousing, manufacturing, industry— We need real jobs."