A newcomer to politics is the top vote-getter in the race for Leland Town Council. Veronica Carter is a retired Army Officer and former Civil Servant with almost 40 years of experience.
The newcomer took 36 percent of the vote. Incumbent Bob Campbell remains on the Town Council, with 34 percent of the vote.
Carter says it was Florence in 2018, that got her in the race to begin with.
“And so since Florence, I've been out in the neighborhoods, talking to people, trying to get them signed up to get help to fix their houses. And I began to realize that as we grow in Leland and in our region, there are so many people that are sitting right on the edge that they may get left behind.”
The new Town Council member says no one will be left behind.
Vince Winkel, WHQR News.