State Representative Frank Iler, a Brunswick County Republican, announced today that he will seek re-election in House District 17 in 2022. The district includes southwestern and northeastern Brunswick County.

“It has been an extreme honor and privilege to serve Brunswick County in the North Carolina House of Representatives for the past decade,” said Rep. Iler. “After much deliberation and prayer, is my intention to file for another two-year term in District 17.”

“The state budget that was recently signed into law includes important investments to help communities right here in Brunswick County recover from hurricane damage, destroyed dams, stormwater damage to infrastructure, and improve the resiliency of our beaches and streams,” Iler added. “There are new funds for stream clearing, flood mitigation and beach restoration, as well as emergency management here and across the state.”

“Since securing a Republican majority in the N.C. House and Senate in 2011, we have made our state more family-friendly with lower taxes and important investments in education and transportation,” Iler continued “Additionally, North Carolina is now ranked as the number one state to do business in by several well-known business publications, and in the top 10 by almost any objective measure.”

“While we’ve accomplished a great deal, there is still much to be done to continue the positive impact on our communities, both here and across the state,” Iler concluded. “I’m seeking another term to continue fighting for common-sense conservative policies and standing for the freedom and values our citizens hold dear. With some of our coastal Representatives retiring, it is more important than ever to take advantage of my experience to keep the momentum of conservative leadership, freedom, and coastal protection going.”

Frank Iler is a retired businessman and represents the state’s House District 17. He is an Eagle Scout, as are his son and grandsons. Rep. Iler was actively involved in the North Carolina Jaycees in the 1970s and serves on the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees. Iler’s professional experience includes working as a cost accountant and budget supervisor in the textile industry, owning a fast food franchise and several sales and marketing positions.  He has served as Chairman of the Brunswick County Republican Party, Chairman of the 7th Congressional District Republican Party and as a precinct chairman. Frank currently lives near Calabash. He formerly lived in Oak Island for 19 years and was a longtime member of Southport Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and a Deacon.