Category: IOP Election

Apr 26 2018

Joe Bowers Seeks County Council Seat

Staff Report for The Island Eye News Constituent School Board Member Joe Bowers is mounting a challenger campaign in the June 12 Republican Primary for Charleston County Council District 2. No other party fielded a candidate during the March filing period for the seat, which represents Awendaw, Isle of Palms, McClellanville, Sullivan’s Island, with portions …

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Apr 19 2018

Letter To The Editor: Residents First, Not So Much

Dear Editor, Last fall’s election swept in a new council. Its mantra was “Putting the residents FIRST”. Well, it’s been four months and let’s see how it’s doing. At the last council meeting members managed to do just the opposite. They voted to make the Beach Parking Plan year round, instead of running only during …

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Apr 02 2018

Preston Announces Candidacy For South Carolina District 112 House Seat

By Katie Preston for Island Eye News Joe Preston, an Isle of Palms husband, father, former volunteer firefighter and small business owner, has filed in the Democratic primary to represent District 112 in the State House of Representatives. A Democratic challenger has not filed for the seat for over 20 years. A campaign kick-off event …

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Feb 07 2018

Letter To The Editor: Support For Kelly

Dear Editor, I am supporting Wendy Kelly in the upcoming city council special election.  The election in November told us the voters wanted to “drain the swamp.”  They demanded new, fresh, bold ideas and Wendy is just the person to provide them.  She is a small business owner who has raised children on the island.  …

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Feb 07 2018

Letter To The Editor: Wendy Kelly For Isle Of Palms Council

Dear Editor, Wendy Kelly is a neighbor whom I’ve known for over 15 years. She is a bright talented woman who is a small business owner and a mother who has raised her daughters on IOP. With her experiential knowledge of the Island and her keen intellect she will make a wonderful addition to city …

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Feb 02 2018

Ferencz In Council Race

The long journey to define in total what our new Isle of Palms City Council will look like is drawing to a close. By now, you all understand that I re-entered the race for Jimmy Carroll’s seat based on a hope and realization that this city could indeed have a Council that not only listens …

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Dec 02 2017

Letter To The Editor: Truslow

Dear Editor, A first- term councilman, relatively new to the charms and challenges of Southern living, cavalierly attempted in a recent op-ed to minimalize the need for responsible community planning. He did so in the context of urging a vote in favor of the $5.5 million debt referendum (actually more than $8.7 million once nontransparent …

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Nov 30 2017

Letter To The Editor: Fair And Equal Treatment

Dear Editor, The Island Eye News did an outstanding job covering the public meetings concerning the candidates and the marina referendum on IOP. Also, the two issues with questions and answers “In their own words” were informative and helpful to the voters. So the Oct. 27 final edition before the election Letters to the Editor …

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Nov 22 2017

Ferencz To Run For Isle Of Palms Open Council Seat

By Sandy Ferencz for Island Eye News At the time I withdrew from running for an IOP City Council seat, my husband was in the midst of quarterly medical procedures at the Mayo Clinic. This had to be my top priority, along with supporting fresh new candidates in the race. With Jimmy Carroll as our …

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Nov 08 2017

Carroll Wins, Marina Bond Fails

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Contributing Editor Photos by Mic Smith Photography LLC It’s all change for the City of Isle of Palms government as incumbent mayor Dick Cronin and two incumbent council members, Barbara Bergwerf and Patrick Harrington, are out following an election held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Based on unofficial results posted …

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