The new legislative session convenes next week, and the Cape Fear region has priorities. This is the time municipalities solidify and communicate that agenda to their local delegation.
On this edition, we hear from four people representing southeastern North Carolina, and we do this in two separate segments.
Representative Deb Butler (D-New Hanover County) just won her bid for re-election in District 18 – which includes parts of New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. She is also a newly-elected Democratic whip. After her appointment at the beginning of 2017, this will be her first full term.
Representative Ted Davis, Jr. (R-New Hanover County), starts his fourth term in the District 19 seat.
Representative Holly Grange (R-New Hanover County) starts her second full term. She was first appointed to the seat after Rick Catlin stepped away in late 2016.
Senator Harper Peterson (D-New Hanover County) is heading to Raleigh as a legislator for the first time. He beat then-incumbent Republican Michael Lee in the November election.