By Prentiss Findlay
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
MOUNT PLEASANT — Linda Page, John Burn, Elton Carrier and Dr. Craig Rhyne were elected to Town Council on Tuesday night.
In unofficial results, Page had 9.9 percent of the vote, Burn had 9.6 percent, Carrier 8.4 percent and Rhyne nearly 8 percent. A few provisional or challenged ballots remain, but they are not enough to affect the outcome, said Marilyn Bowers, director of the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration. Read the rest of this entry »
A local group of conservatives from the Tea Party Organization, 9.12 and members of the Charleston GOP met and interviewed candidates for local races. They have made the following recommendations for local offices which we support.
These candidates have been identified as conservative candidates for these local non-partisan elections. We are asking your support of these individuals through volunteer efforts or cash donations. Please pick one and help them get elected.
Download the attached list and get active. This list is not all encompassing and there may be other conservatives. We expect the voters to become informed about the candidates of their choice. (The List)
* Limited government,
* Fiscal responsibility, and
* Good stewardship of our historical, cultural, and natural resources.
It is my belief that good government begins at the local level, and the decisions made by Town Council affect all of us on a daily basis.
- Encourage responsible economic and community development
- Reduce traffic congestion
- Keep focus on the decisions made by CCSD that affect our schools
Where: Brickyard Plantation Clubhouse
When: Thursday, October 8, 2009 7:00-8:30pm
Hosted by Ron & Margie Hemingway
A couple of weeks ago, I was out on the new pier at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park taking some pictures for the campaign, when I started talking with a couple of gentlemen who were on their way out to fish. They were interested in hearing about why I decided to run for council, and Penny snapped some pictures while we were talking. There were some good candid shots and a couple of nice posed pictures. At one point, the rods got tangled up, and we had a time getting them sorted out, which resulted in fairly a comedic moment. During the time we talked, I learned a bit about Mr. Curtis and Mr. Palmer, their families, and their love for their town; and they learned a little about me, my desire for my boys to grow up on and around the water, and my vision for the future of Mount Pleasant. It was a great afternoon.
Now, it’s true that our schools operate under the auspices of the Charleston County School District, but let’s not kid ourselves: we have high quality education because Mount Pleasant parents are involved. I am proud to live in Mount Pleasant, and I will work to ensure that we continue to have high quality education for our children. I want to see the Blue Ribbon Committee on School Accountability recommissioned by Town Council to ensure that a group of involved and concerned parents, educators, and community leaders understand the issues facing schools in Mount Pleasant and have an opportunity to affect change at the School District level.
Congratulations to Ms. Beckham, the supporting administrators and teachers, and the students at Wando for this outstanding honor. Keep up the great work.