Local General Assembly candidates to debate issues
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The local candidates who want to represent our region in Raleigh will debate the issues tonight at the New Hanover County Senior Center.
WECT is hosting a series of debates among candidates for the General Assembly beginning at 6 p.m.
The forum will start with the District 18 seat in the House. The candidates include Democrat incumbent Susi Hamilton and Republican challenger Louis Harmati. At 6:45, Ted Davis (R) and Emilie Swearingen (D) will discuss the issues in the District 19 seat for the House. That seat is now open after the retirement of Danny McComas.
At 7:30 p.m., the candidates for a new house seat in District 20 will debate. Rick Catlin is the Republican nominee and Tom Gale is the Democrat nominee.
The last debate of the night will be between the candidates for the Senate in New Hanover County. Republican incumbent Thom Goolsby will debate Democrat challenger Deb Butler.
You can watch the debate live tonight on WECT.com between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.