BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. — [Nov. 12, 2019]  — State Representative Frank Iler of Brunswick County announced today that he will seek a new term in the recently re-drawn House District 17. Prior to the recent court-mandated redistricting, District 17 included all of Brunswick County’s beaches and the southernmost parts of Leland. The newly re-drawn district runs up both sides of Highway 17 from the South Carolina state line to the Brunswick and Cape Fear Rivers in northern Brunswick County, touches the entire border between Brunswick and Columbus Counties and includes all of Leland.

“After the court-mandated redistricting dramatically reshaped District 17, I thoughtfully and prayerfully considered how I could best continue to serve Brunswick County,” said Rep. Iler. “Today, I am announcing my intentions to run in the newly re-drawn district because I believe experience matters.”

“My experience representing all parts of Brunswick for one or more terms provides me with the unique insight required to effectively serve both our coastal and inland communities,” Iler continued. “During my more than two decades as a Brunswick County resident, I’ve met and worked with citizens and leaders from all corners of Brunswick County. While portions of the county may be outside the district lines, I’ve worked with and helped Brunswick County communities and residents across the entire county. I’ve made it a habit to get around our county as much as possible, as my last four cars will attest. When re-elected, I will continue to work for all of Brunswick County, regardless of how the voting lines are drawn.”

“During my tenure in the legislature I’ve served in both the minority and majority,” Iler added. “We’ve made North Carolina one of the most economically competitive states in the nation. We created a data-driven system that takes the politics out of transportation funding, and we’ve passed record teacher raises. I’m seeking re-election because there is still much work to be done. When re-elected, I’ll continue to focus on our roads, our schools, our retirees, and our children.”