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Saturday, October 21, 2017

I was so happy to learn that Brian Meyerhoeffer decided to run for the At-Large position on the Greenville City Council. His passion, energy, and fresh perspectives are exactly what our city needs as we make the transition to new leadership.

Brian’s personal and professional background include unique life experiences. As the son of a military father, Brian lived in multiple countries and various locations on the East Coast. As an attorney, Brian’s resume includes experience in both the public and private sector. In the private sector, Brian practiced law where he worked with and represented large, multinational corporations, including people across all cultures and levels of the organization’s hierarchy. His public sector experience includes working in the Office of Institutional Integrity at our East Carolina University.

It is rare that someone with his credentials makes himself available for public service. I also know Brian to be a wonderful and supportive husband and father. He wants Greenville to grow and prosper not only for his family, but all of our families. Knowing Brian’s passion for our city, I am not surprised at his decision to run for office. Brian will be an asset to our entire city and he has my endorsement for the Greenville City Council At-Large.

Laura Mulkey

Greenville

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