Given our diverse economy, zoning issues will inevitably arise. Here’s where I will always stand. Just as the citizens who lived in the unincorporated areas of New Hanover County had a right to decide whether or not they wanted to be annexed by the City of Wilmington, so too does each citizen have the right to a say about what they will be living near. I support public discussion before the approval of a special use permit. I will always strive to do what is in the best interest of the county as a whole.