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Democrat Harper Peterson files for re-election in 2020 NC Senate District 9 race [Free read]

Incumbent Harper Peterson filed this week to run for reelection to the North Carolina State Senate’s 9th District. (Port City Daily photo / New Hanover County Board of Elections)

WILMINGTON — Democrat incumbent Harper Peterson filed this week to run for re-election in the state’s 9th Senate district, which covers most of New Hanover County.

Peterson won a narrow victory over former incumbent Republican Michael Lee in the 2018 election; Lee has also filed a campaign to retake his seat from Peterson.

According to a press release from Peterson, “the concerns of the residents in New Hanover County remain a priority in his 2020 campaign, including investment in public schools and teacher pay, expansion of Medicaid, and bringing the film industry and other good-paying jobs back to the area.”  

“In his tenure at the General Assembly, Sen. Peterson has introduced over 38 bills and sponsored many more, fighting for increased funding for public education, the expansion of Medicaid, tax incentives to bring the film industry back to New Hanover County, and climate change and environmental policy, including fighting for clean drinking water, free of GenX chemicals,” according to Peterson’s campaign.

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