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Berger Calls for NH Co. Commissioner Caster to Step Down

By Maggie Martin

Wilmington, NC – Republican New Hanover County commissioner candidate Brian Berger is calling for incumbent Commissioner Bill Caster to step down.

Berger finished third in the Republican primary, trailing Caster by 191 votes. This makes him eligible to call for a runoff.

Berger says if Caster doesn't step down after nearly 20 years of service, he'll ask for a runoff.

"If he does go ahead and decide to pursue a run off, then I intend to wage a very positive campaign to focus on the issues. I hope Bill does as well."

Caster says he's disappointed with Berger's decision.

"It's just going to cause more time and effort for the both of us as a matter of fact to you know raise money and get people to come out and vote for us. He has a right to do that though because of the way the numbers were on the voting."

New Hanover County election officials say the runoff election will cost about $70,000.

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