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NEW:  WECT asked me about my goals.  You can see their story HERE.


       Let's make Wilmington even better! 

Wilmington is a great place to live and work. It abounds in natural resources with the Atlantic Ocean to the East and Cape Fear River to the west. It boasts a rich history going back to the earliest days of our nation. Over the years, our city has attracted many interesting and engaged citizens. We are fortunate to enjoy a great lifestyle.

Wilmington also faces challenges.  Job opportunities are limited.  Crime has declined in recent years but it is still high for our population. Expert projections tell us that even more people will be living here in the future pressuring our roads and services. We need to address all of those challenges and maintain our quality of life.

I am running for a seat on the Wilmington City Council because I believe I have the experience, skills and dedication our city needs to address these issues.  Please look through this website to learn more about me and my ideas for addressing these challenges, and let me know about your questions and concerns.

Let me know what you think.  My email is

Thank you for your consideration, and I'd appreciate your vote on November 3.



Friday, October 2, 2015 6:15 PM

NAACP Hosts Forum

The NAACP held a candidates forum at the Martin Luther King center last night.  The forum featured questions on public safety and 1898.  Thanks go to the NAACP and other sponsors.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 3:28 PM

Realtors Endorse Lawler

Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors endorsed Paul Lawler's candidacy for Wilmington City Council.  "We are excited to announce the association will be supporting your candidacy" wrote WRAR COO Shane Johnson.  WRAR has recognized the need for a stronger Wilmington economy.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 8:59 AM

Press Covers Filing

Yesterday's filing received good coverage from the Wilmington Star News and Port City Daily.  Both reported my goal to make "Wilmington even better."  You can read the Port City Daily's story HERE and the Star News story HERE 

Monday, July 6, 2015 10:00 AM

Lawler files for City Council

Stating that Wilmington is a great place to live and work but noting challenges ahead, Paul Lawler filed for City Council this morning.  

Committee to Elect Paul Lawler
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