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Brunswick County Commissioners Take the Reigns

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By Peter Biello

Wilmington, NC – Two new Brunswick County Commissioners took the oath of office last night, officially making the board all Republican.

Charles Warren and Scott Phillips replaced May Moore and Tom Rabon, the only two Democrats on the board.

As their first acts as commissioners, Warren and Phillips voted in favor of keeping Bill Sue as chairman and Phil Norris as vice chairman.

Scott Phillips says he wants to focus his first term on helping Brunswick County residents weather the current economic crisis.

"We're going into a tough time economically and I think as leaders of the county, we need to take the first step forward in reducing our expenditures and we need to look at budgets and try to save the taxpayers' money."

Phillips says he's interested in serving on the Parks and Recreation Board and the School Liaison Committee--two boards that he says will help him improve Brunswick County for children like his own.

Charles Warren says he'd like to spend his first term searching for ways to find money for low income housing.

"We're going into a tough time economically and I think as leaders of the county, we need to take the first step forward in reducing our expenditures and we need to look at budgets and try to save the taxpayers' money."

Warren says he's interested in serving on the School Liason and Rural Transportation Advisory Committees. The Board of Commissioners will discuss commissioner appointments at its next meeting.

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