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Revelations About Boseman Spark Sympathy & Protest

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New Hanover Co. Democrat Julia Boseman
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By Catherine M. Welch

Wilmington, NC – State Senator Julia Boseman says she thinks voters will understand that she did things in her past that she is not proud of. The comment comes after testimony during a custody battle that reveals Boseman was caught smoking pot in 2003.

The New Hanover County democrat says she was fighting for custody of her son, and knew the hearing would involve admitting details of her personal life in court.

As caught here on a barely audible court reporter's tape, she admits to smoking marijuana and then seeking help.

"Probably September of 2003, when Melissa walked in and I was smoking marijuana. At that point, quit doing that and went to counseling trying to get help with that and other problems."

Boseman says her days of drug use are behind her and points out that she won custody of her son.

The disclosure has generated compassion from fellow lawmakers in Raleigh.

Unpaid Taxes Spark Protest
Related to Boseman's break up with her former partner is news that she failed to pay nearly $5,000 in taxes on a home that the two shared.

And now the anti-tax activist group, Americans for Prosperity, says it is going to hold a rally outside the New Hanover County government building Monday. It will be protesting Boseman's unpaid taxes.

Dallas Woodhouse is the State Director for Americans for Prosperity. He says his group thinks it's inappropriate for someone in public office to have outstanding payments on property taxes.

"We'll be glad to cancel the protest if Miss Boseman does the right thing and pay her taxes instead of shifting the burden on to other tax payers in New Hanover County."

Boseman is reported to have transferred the property to her former partner last April.

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