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Commissioner John Gunter

Commissioner John Gunter
1226 Ocean Blvd
PO Box 3294
Topsail Beach, NC 28445
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I am a Durham native, a graduate of UNC-CH, and earned graduate degrees in Chemistry at NCSU.  I was employed in technical and management positions in photographic manufacturing operations at Kodak for 29 years, and then at an environmental technologies company in Durham for eight years before retiring. 

I have vacationed annually at Topsail Beach since 1952.  My family has owned property here since 1957 and Pat and I purchased our own house in 2000.  We have three sons and eight grandchildren who visit here regularly.

I want Topsail to remain as it has always been: a quiet, uncommercialized and family-oriented beach.  I will work with the Board of Commissioners with this vision in mind.  My priorities are ensuring care for the beachfront, maintenance of the sound and its shores, and careful planning for budgets and for the infrastructure of the community.