Thursday, December 8, 2022

Clean Water Team advocates announce candidacy in H2GO race

With two board members with an anti-RO-plant track record up for reelection, two pro-RO-plant organizers announced their candidacy Thursday.

(Left) Barry Laub and Stephen Hosmer(right) filed for seats on Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO's board Thursday. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Stephen Hosmer)
(Left) Barry Laub and Steve Hosmer (right) filed for seats on Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s board Thursday, pictured with Adrianne Rushton (center), assistant deputy director of the Brunswick County Board of Elections. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Steve Hosmer)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Steve Hosmer and Barry Laub, organizers of the grassroots group the Clean Water Team, announced their candidacy for seats on Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s board Thursday.

Both Hosmer and Laub are advocates of building H2GO’s planned — but thwarted — reverse osmosis (RO) plant.

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The two also staunchly oppose the stance of all three anti-RO-plant board members, two of which are up for reelection: Chairman Jeff Gerken, whose seat expires this year, has filed for reelection; Trudy Trombley has not yet filed for reelection, according to Brunswick County Board of Election records, but has one more week to do so.

The last remaining anti-RO-plant board member, Bill Beer, still has two years left to serve of his four-year term. Pro-RO-plant board members Ron Jenkins and Rodney McCoy also have two years remaining on their terms.

In a press release, Hosmer and Laub said they intend to unseat Gerken and Trombley.

Author’s note: Port City Daily will run in-depth candidate features after the filing period ends at noon on July 19. Until then, candidate announcements sent to Port City Daily will be briefly featured.

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