This answer was updated in December 2012.
New Hanover County is divided among three state House districts and two state Senate districts for the 2013-14 legislative session of the N.C. General Assembly.
In the 120-member House, Rep. Susi Hamilton, a Wilmington Democrat, represents District 18, which includes parts of New Hanover County, as well as parts of northern Brunswick County. She will begin her second, two-year term in January.
Two new representatives, meanwhile, will represent the rest of New Hanover County in the state House: Ted Davis Jr. and Rick Catlin.
Both are Republicans and former New Hanover County commissioners. Davis, a lawyer, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Danny McComas, who resigned from the House earlier this year, in House District 19. District 19 includes New Hanover’s three beach towns – Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville – as well as other parts of New Hanover County.
Davis won a two-year term in the House in November.
Catlin, who owns an engineering company, was elected to represent District 20, a new district created during the recent redistricting process because of the county’s population growth during the 2000s.
For 2013-14, Pender County will be represented in the House by Republican engineer Chris Millis, who will serve his first term in District 16, which includes all of Pender and part of Onslow counties. In Brunswick County, Rep. Frank Iler, a Republican retiree, represents District 17, which includes most of southern and central Brunswick.
In the Senate, Sen. Thom Goolsby, a Wilmington Republican and attorney, represents most of New Hanover County, Senate District 9. He was re-elected to a second term in November.
Sen. Bill Rabon, a Republican veterinarian from Southport also re-elected to a second term in November, will represent Brunswick, Bladen, Pender and a small area of New Hanover counties in Senate District 8.
The legislative delegation from the main readership area of the StarNews – Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties – includes six men and one woman. It doesn’t include any African-Americans.
For more information on the redistricting process and for lists and biographies of all members of the House and Senate, go to ncleg.net.
Date posted: April 16, 2009