Jeanes running for West Pelzer council seat


West Pelzer voters will decide who will serve on council when they vote next Tuesday, Nov. 5. Candidate Jimmy Jeanes said he is running for West Pelzer Town Council because he sees things that need to be done. “I feel like I have the experience and knowledge to do something and make things better in West Pelzer,” he said.

Jeanes served one term on council from 2009-2011 before running unsuccessfully for mayor in 2011.

Jeanes said he is concerned about the second phase of the sewer project because there are problems with infiltration and may need a lift station.

He said there are some unfinished projects that he would like to see completed including the streetscape project and the veterans park.

Jeanes said he thinks the area is a good candidate for a small industry, whether it locates in West Pelzer or nearby areas of Pelzer or Williamston and that he has a vision to help make that happen.

Jeanes has been a resident of West Pelzer for 39 years and owner and operator of Jimmy’s Sign Service for 47 years. He is a former councilman and has seved on the Zoning and Planning Board for West Pelzer.

Jeanes is a veteran of the US Army and has served as a volunteer fire fighter with the West Pelzer Fire Department. He is also a graduated of Tri-County Technical College.

He and his wife have been married for 41 years and have two children.

“I will strive toward more open government, while continuing to serve the best interests of residents of West Pelzer.” Jeanes said. “I will work with the town council, committees and town employees keeping everyone well informed.”

Jeanes said if elected he will work to keep spending down while providing the best services possible.