Special election for council seat

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By Stan Welch

The Town of Pelzer seems determined to have a special election this summer.

Following the unexpected resignation of former Mayor Kenneth Davis earlier this year, Councilman and mayor pro tem Steve McGregor assumed the Mayor’s job, and a special election was set for the thirteenth Tuesday after Davis’s resignation.

However no one else signed up to run for the position. Under state law, that allows the sole candidate, in this case McGregor, to assume the seat, which he will do at the next scheduled Council meeting on April 13.

Before, or upon doing so, however, McGregor will have to resign his Council seat, thereby necessitating a special election to fill that seat. According to Town Administrator Skip Watkins, that election would fall on July 10, if all goes as anticipated in the meantime.

The Town also needs to fill a vacancy on its election commission. Watkins reports that Jackie Robins has agreed to accept an appointment to that commission on April 13 as well.