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2023 City of Wilmington Council Elections: Candidate John Lennon

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 John Lennon.

On this show, an interview with challenger John Lennon. Lennon recently finished a term on Wilmington’s planning commission and previously served eight years on the New Hanover County Airport Authority board, and was appointed by the Governor as an at-large member for Ports and Aviation to the NCDOT board for a four-year term. Since 2014, he’s been director of operations at River Bluffs, a residential development in northern New Hanover County. He’s also an Eagle Scout.

You can find more information about Lennon 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.