Forum for NC Senate Candidates March 28

Published 9:40 am Monday, March 19, 2018

The Dare County Democratic Party will host a candidates’ forum featuring Steve James and D. Cole Phelps, the Democratic primary contenders for NC Senate District 1.

The town hall is set for Wednesday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Nags Head Town Hall.

In the general election, the winning Democrat will face the winner of the Republican primary between Bob Steinburg and Clark Twiddy.

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This will be a town-hall style forum. Attendees will submit questions for vetting then pose their selected questions directly to the candidates.

The event will be video recorded and posted on the Dare County Democratic Party’s YouTube channel for the benefit of voters throughout the district.

Richard S. “Steve” James, from Winton, is a partner in Alfiniti, which manufactures aluminum tubing. The company is based in Winton. He has worked throughout the United States in engineering and management. He attended University of Florida and Youngstown State University. He holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University as well as a master’s in business administration from St. Ambrose University.

Cole Phelps from Creswell is an attorney, with his law office in Plymouth. His expertise is in criminal law, small business start-ups, family law, traffic tickets, estate planning, and real estate.

Phelps is serving his second term on the Washington County board of commissioners, where he has served as vice chairman and chairman. He graduated from East Carolina University with high honors and earned his law degree with honors from North Carolina Central Law School.