Wilson NC – Mayor-elect’s plan: Innovation, unity (1st Black Mayor)

Wilson mayor-elect Carlton Stevens has big plans for Wilson, but said it'll take everyone's support.

Wilson mayor-elect Carlton Stevens has big plans for Wilson, but said it’ll take everyone’s support.

DREW C. WILSON | TIMES

Posted Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:32 pm

By Brie Handgraaf

bhandgraaf@wilsontimes.com
252-265-7821

When campaigning for mayor, Carlton Stevens pushed for name recognition. More than that, though, the 45-year-old businessman worked to convey his vision for “One Wilson.”

“When I talked to people, I wanted them to understand my heart, my vision and my desires for growth of the city, and the method I want it to grow transcends political affiliation, socioeconomic status or race,” Stevens said Wednesday. “I needed them to see my heart and what I thought our city could do. That was my campaign strategy.” (Read more)