Candidate Roster

Candidate Roster


Ginger Garner

NC Senate, District 2

As a native North Carolinian and 20-year resident of Carteret County, I am ready to serve District 2 in the North Carolina Senate and initiate common sense conversations based on moderate core values and bipartisan action and partnership. North Carolinians deserve a fiscally responsible government committed to balancing a budget, supporting sustainable job creation, protecting our coast and fishing industry, and investing in education, new technology, and infrastructure to ensure a prosperous future for coastal North Carolinians in Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico counties.  For more info visit

Donations may be mailed to: 405 Christina Ct, Emerald Isle, NC 28594. Make checks payable to “Committee to Elect Ginger Garner”.

Pene DiMaio

NC House, District 13

Teacher, artist, truck driver and grandmother of six. Now, an activist. I’ve spent a year writing letters, stamping postcards, sending emails, faxes, calling legislator after legislator. I’ve attended rallies, heck, I’ve organized rallies. Nobody listened. So I realized that I had to take the next step. I am running an Unaffiliated campaign. This will be the year to vote in the candidates who respond and act upon the values and needs of their CONSTITUENTS – not their Party’s. I am Your Independent Voice. For more info visit

Donations may be mailed to: 1013 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. Make checks payable to “DiMaio4StateHouse”.


County Commissioners

Gerald Godette

Carteret County Commissioner, District 3

Though there are many issues facing Carteret County I am seeking the office of Commissioner District 3 for three basic reasons: Education, economic development and a closer relationship with the people of this county.  I live with my wife, Lynn of 27 years at 2506 Emeline Place, Morehead City. We have three children; Alex, Scott and Geralyn. I am a Graduate of Queen Street High School in Beaufort and a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. I am a 30 year retiree of Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort and I currently work for Alderon Biosciences also in Beaufort. I have lived in Carteret County all my life and have served my county as a mentor to young adults, a youth soccer and basketball coach, I served on the Morehead City planning board for three years and was a member and President of the Morehead City Rotary Club, of which I plan to get back to in the near future. If I receive the trust of this county by electing me I will to the best of my ability serve the interest of every citizen.  For more info visit

Donations may be mailed to: 2506 Emeline Pl, Morehead City, NC 28557. Make checks payable to “Committee to Elect Gerald Godette”.

Dennis Litalien

Carteret County Commissioner,  District 6

I am running for Carteret County Commissioner to tackle local issues like creating jobs, dealing with the opioid crisis, protecting our coast and keeping politics out of county public schools. With the current board of commissioners, if you are not at the table, you are on the menu. Together we can change this. As a veteran and retired United States Marine I know how to get results. I know when tough challenges arise, real leaders step up. I intend to be that kind of leader for the citizens for Carteret County. I am asking for your support and your vote on November 6, 2018. I am ready to fight for Carteret County because I believe Together We Can Do Better. For more info visit

Donations may be mailed to: 250 Donnie Davis Rd, Williston, NC 28579. Make checks payable to “Committee to Elect Dennis Litalien”.

Caprice Pratt

Carteret County Commissioner, District 1

I’m running for Carteret County Commissioner District 1 because the current commissioners disregard our citizens’ concerns and future ideals.              
In the summer of 2003, my two children and I moved to Carteret County where I found work at a local landscape company. As the company’s only woman and least paid employee, I quickly worked my way up to manage the company’s entire maintenance division. Working full time and taking classes at Carteret Community College, I graduated with honors and earned a degree in Horticulture. As my children continued to grow up here, they graduated from our wonderful Carteret County public schools. As your Commissioner, I will support efforts to keep offshore drilling away from our coast, plastics out of our oceans, and foster accessibility to wind and solar energy; as well as advocate for our schools and teachers. I will listen, learn and pursue ways to better enrich our way of life.
Donations may be mailed to: 105 South Winds Ct, Peletier, NC 28584. Make checks payable to “Committee to Elect Caprice Pratt”.
Katie Tomberlin

Carteret County Commissioner, District 2

I am running because the issues that are important to you, are important to me. It’s time to stop the nonsense and use common sense. My issues are the four E’s; Environment, Education, Epidemic, and Economy. The time for change is now. I have lived in Carteret County since 1993, moving here my Freshman year in High School. I obtained my Associates in Arts degree from Carteret Community College in 2004. I met Sterling here in 1999, and our three children were born here. They all currently attend Carteret County Public Schools. This county has always been special to me, and Carteret is where I decided to plant my roots. I love where I live. I have been very fortunate to be a Carteret County resident. The citizens of Carteret deserve to be heard, and know that our concerns matter, especially on local issues that impact us directly. Vote Katie Tomberlin for Carteret County Commissioner, and together, we can shine a light on the issues that matter to all of us! For more info visit

Donations may be mailed to: 433 Nine Foot Rd, Newport, NC 28570. Make checks payable to “Katie For Carteret”.

Carteret County School Board

Beth Parker

Carteret County School Board, District 1

I would like the opportunity to serve on the Carteret County School Board. I am running in District 1, where I have resided in Emerald Isle for 29 years. I attended Appalachian State University and received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Sociology, with a concentration in Community College Education.  After moving to Carteret County, I served as the Intellectual Disabilities Specialist for Carobell ICF-MR facilities, taught Sociology at Coastal Carolina Community College, and was a Reader for the Educational Testing Services. For the past 12 years I have been a part time instructor at Carteret Community College, working primarily with students in the High School Equivalency [GED] Program.There is no more important responsibility for our community than nurturing, protecting, and educating our children. Essential to carrying out these tasks is openness, constructive dialogue, reasonable policies, and being a good steward of our tax dollars. My husband of 40 years, Jim, and I have three grown sons who all attended public school in Carteret County. I am an active member of St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Salter Path where I sing in the choir, and belong to the Daughters of the King. Recently I completed five years on the Board of Directors of the Parents Association at Appalachian State University. I believe my experiences as a parent, Community College educator, and my Board membership at the University level, gives me a multifaceted perspective. I feel blessed to reside in beautiful Carteret County and to have been able to raise my sons here. 

Donations may be mailed to: PO Box 4298, Emerald Isle, NC  28594. Make checks payable to: “Committee to Elect Beth Parker”.

Lucy Marino Bond

Carteret County School Board, District 3

I am running for the Carteret County School Board in District 3. I have been an educator all of my life, so the decision to run was important to me. I was born and raised in Morehead City. After graduating from West Carteret High School, I attended Meredith College and received a BS in Psychology and my teacher certification. I received a MS degree in Child Development and Family Relations from ECU and remained in eastern NC where I worked with children through Social Services child care, Mental Health Services for high risk children and Head Start. Later, I spent most of my teaching career in Wilson County. I attained my National Board Certification before retiring from Craven County Schools. My husband, Jimmy, and I have three children who successfully made their way through NC public schools and colleges. I now work part time in Adult Basic Education at Carteret Community College. As a school board member, I will work to defend and conserve the institution that offers all children the biggest hope for a better future…public school education.

Donations may be mailed to: 106 Savannah Ave, Morehead City, NC  28557. Make checks payable to: “Committee to Elect Lucy Marino Bond”.

Perry Harker

Carteret County School Board, District 5

512 Pollock Street, Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone:  728-7201
Years on board: 6; District 5; Term expires: 2018
Occupation: Vice President of Corporate and Community Education, Carteret Community College
Current Board Areas of Oversight: Agenda; Buildings/Grounds/Child Nutrition/Transportation; Strategic Plan (alternate for Finance/Personnel/Student Services)
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from East Carolina University
Other Involvements: Member Morehead City Noon Rotary Club, Boys and Girls Club Board, Wachovia Bank Board, Down East Waterfowl Board of Directors, former chair of School Advisory Council

Donations may be mailed to: 512 Pollock Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. Address checks to: “Committee to Elect Perry Harker”.