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Wilmington City Council Race: Napier Fuller

By Michelle Bliss

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Wilmington, NC – There are nine candidates running for three open seats on Wilmington City Council. WHQR's Michelle Bliss reports that one candidate, Napier Fuller, wants to create a public safety commission focused on long-term policing strategies.

A graduate of Hoggard High School, Fuller now works in downtown Wilmington for his family's business, Atlantic Brokerage, which owns and operates warehouses, none within city limits.

Along with his plan for a public safety commission, he's looking to spur job creation.

"The first thing that we need to do is refocus our economic development policy away from subsidizing heavy industry, which has been kind of the traditional thing they've done, and refocus on growing the knowledge-based sector."

Fuller cites UNCW's Entrepreneurship Center as a step in the right direction. He received a master's degree in city planning from MIT in 2004.

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