Category Archive: IOP Election

Sep 21 2017


By Elizabeth Campsen for Island Eye News Fellow Isle of Palms residents, Since filing to run for a seat on the Isle of Palms City Council, I have realized that while my heart truly wants to serve the residents of the Isle of Palms as a councilmember, my head knows that the time constraints at …

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Sep 19 2017

John Moye Announces Candidacy For Isle Of Palms City Council

by John Moye for Island Eye News From my first-ever job at the Red & White to catching my first-ever wave at 25th Ave. to playing free Pac-Man at the old Rec Center, I knew early in my childhood that the island was special. However, only recently have I come to fully embrace and appreciate …

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Sep 15 2017

Mike Loftus Seeks Isle Of Palms City Council Reelection After Hiatus

by Mike Loftus for Island Eye News I am excited to announce that I am running for Isle of Palms City Council. I was fortunate to previously serve two terms on City Council from 2008 – 2015 and prior to that, served three years on the IOP Planning Commission. I did not run for reelection …

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Sep 14 2017

Elizabeth Campsen Announces Isle Of Palms City Council Campaign

by Elizabeth Campsen for Island Eye News As a lifelong Lowcountry resident married to a native islander, I have been blessed to call the South Carolina coast and Isle of Palms home. I consider living here a unique privilege. I enjoy being involved in my community and all that the island offers. I am a …

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Sep 13 2017

Incumbent Barbara Bergwerf Announces Run For Third Isle Of Palms Council Term

By Barbara Bergwerf for Island Eye News I want to thank the citizens of Isle of Palms for allowing me to serve the city for the past eight years. It has been a privilege, a challenge and a pleasure. My husband, Ben, and I have been on the island for 17 years. During that time …

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Sep 12 2017

$5.5 Million Marina Project On Ballot For November 7 Election

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Contributing Editor Just over 20 years ago, the City of Isle of Palms asked its citizens if it should purchase the Wild Dunes Yacht Harbor Marina to “ensure public access to the water.” The 5-acre site was slated to be developed into a 21 home, private marina. The answer …

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Sep 05 2017

Crowded Field In Isle Of Palms City Council Elections

Staff Report for Island Eye News Twelve candidates have announced their intention to run for one of four seats on Isle of Palms’ City Council this November. There will also be a contested mayoral election with current council member Jimmy Carroll running against Mayor Dick Cronin. Council members Marty Bettelli and Sandy Ferencz have decided …

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Sep 02 2017

Randy Bell Announces Candidacy For Isle Of Palms Council

By Randy Bell for The Island Eye News Married to my wife of 41 years Mimi, we are parents to identical twin daughters, and now have four grandchildren. We purchased our home on Isle of Palms in 2013 after deciding to finally end our 25-year habit of contributing vacation dollars to the local economy. Born …

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Aug 30 2017

Sandy Ferencz Not Seeking Re-election

By Sandy Ferencz for Island Eye News For the first time since 2011, the residents of the Isle of Palms will go to the polls and have more candidates than positions from which to fill the available seats. November 7 is a pivotal opportunity to drastically change the composition of the Council and the Mayoral …

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Aug 17 2017

Rusty Williamson Runs For Isle Of Palms City Council

By Rusty Williamson for Island Eye News My name is Rusty Williamson and I am announcing my intention to run for City Council for the Isle of Palms, SC in the November 2017 election. I was born and raised in Aiken, SC and have family with ties to Edisto Beach, SC. Spending Summers at Edisto …

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