A open seat on Wilmington City Council is staying in the family.
An ad hoc committee comprised of five council members is tapping Albert Mills to represent CityCouncil District 1. He replaces his twin brother Nnamdi Chukwuocha, who was elected to the State House of Representatives earlier this year.
The committee will present Mills to the full City Council for its approval December 6th.
Mills is a social worker in Wilmington’s juvenile justice system. He is also the state’s co-Poet Laureate along with his brother. The two are known as the “Twin Poets.”
The selection was made after extensive media outreach and 12 interviews for the job over the course of two days.
Council President Hanifa Shabazz said in a statement, “Mills exhibited many of the qualities and demonstrated the kind of knowledge, experience and insight necessary.”
The council seat has been empty since Chuckwuocha ousted Charles Potter from his District 1 House Seat in the state legislature.