Sunday, July 3, 2022

Chairman Gerken, John Bradley jointly announce H2GO board run

Chairman Jeff Gerken announced he is seeking reelection with a new running mate, Leland resident John Bradley.

H2GO Chairman Jeff Gerken (left) and John Bradley jointly announced candidacy for seats on the utility's board. (Port City Daily photos/Courtesy Jeff Gerken)
H2GO Chairman Jeff Gerken (left) and John Bradley jointly announced candidacy for seats on the utility’s board. (Port City Daily photos/Courtesy Jeff Gerken)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Current H2GO Chairman Jeff Gerken and Leland resident John Bradley jointly announced Wednesday their candidacy for seats on Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s board.

Gerken has served on H2GO’s board since 2015. He was appointed Chairman in December 2017.

Related: Clean Water Team advocates announce candidacy in H2GO race

Gerken has been a steady opponent of the utility’s contentious reverse osmosis plant, but in May, adjusted his stance after Leland announced its proposed Regional Compromise Plan.

In a press release, both Gerken and Bradley said they have engineering backgrounds and aim to provide rational leadership to the utility. Both said they oppose the “rancorous,” “outrageous defamatory” statements shared at board meetings by the Clean Water Team — specifically the group’s organizers and running mates, Steve Hosmer and Barry Laub.

Hosmer and Laub announced their candidacy last week. The pro-reverse osmosis-plant team said they intend to unseat Gerken and Trudy Trombley, who are both up for reelection. Trombley has yet to file for reelection, but two days still remain in the filing period.

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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