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2023 City of Wilmington Council Elections: Candidate David Joyner

WHQR sat down with all seven candidates for Wilmington's City Council — two incumbents and five newcomers who are running for three seats. On this episode of The Newsroom, an interview with challenger David Joyner.

On this show, an interview with challenger David Joyner. He’s an assistant district attorney in Ben David’s office, and leads the local recovery court which offers probationary sentences and treatment in lieu of prison time for those with substance use disorders. Joyner is an eight-generation North Carolinian. He’s also a volunteer with Cape Fear River Watch — and an Eagle Scout.

While the Wilmington City Council is technically nonpartisan, Joyner is running with the support of the New Hanover County Democratic Party.

You can find more information about Joyner at his campaign site, here.

Most of our questions for Wilmington City Council candidates in the 2023 election come from our Community Agenda. Find out more about that project here.

Find all of our 2023 election coverage here.

Ben Schachtman is a journalist and editor with a focus on local government accountability. He began reporting for Port City Daily in the Wilmington area in 2016 and took over as managing editor there in 2018. He’s a graduate of Rutgers College and later received his MA from NYU and his PhD from SUNY-Stony Brook, both in English Literature. He loves spending time with his wife and playing rock'n'roll very loudly. You can reach him at BSchachtman@whqr.org and find him on Twitter @Ben_Schachtman.