Category Archive: IOP Election

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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Aug 16 2017

Susan Hill Smith Runs For Isle Of Palms Council

By Susan Hill Smith for Island Eye News After living on Isle of Palms for nearly 23 years, Susan Hill Smith has filed for election to City Council committed to promote quality of life for residents and families. “By design, this island provides us with an idyllic place to live and raise children at the …

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Jul 05 2017

Mayor Cronin Announces Run For Office

By Dick Cronin, Special to The Island Eye News With the Isle of Palms having just completed another successful fiscal year, it is time for me to look to the future. I have decided to seek reelection this November. While much has been accomplished there is more to be done and I look forward to …

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Jan 17 2017

Carroll Declares Candidacy To Be Isle Of Palms Mayor

By Susan Hill Smith, Island Eye News Staff Writer Isle of Palms City Councilmember Jimmy Carroll has announced with the start of the new year that he is running for mayor in the city’s 2017 elections in November. Carroll is a lifelong island resident and well-known local realtor who was first elected to council in …

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