The Brunswick County Democratic Party released the names of 13 people who have expressed interest in becoming the new sheriff of Brunswick County. On May 10 at 10 a.m. the Executive Committee of the party will meet to choose the successor to ex-sheriff Ron Hewett, who was removed from office on at the end of March. There are 62 people eligible to be a part of the Executive Committee, and each member will have one vote during the meeting, which will take place at the Democratic Party headquarters. Individuals interested in the position include James Contreas, Tim Daniels, Sam Davis, Jerry Dove, Jennifer Fisher, John (Billy) Ingram, Kyle Jones, Elizabeth (Rendy) Lewis, Willie Sloan, Wiley Snow, Franky Thomas, Doug Todd and Walt Willis. Any person who wishes to be considered for the position can show up at the meeting on May 10, as long as they meet the criterion, which include being at least 21, a US citizen, a North Carolina resident for at least a year, a resident of Brunswick County, of sound mind, and literate. Candidates cannot be a convicted felon unless his or her rights have been restored, and they cannot be a practicing attorney.