Meet the candidates in Pelzer Thursday

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By David Meade

Eleven candidates running for four seats on Pelzer Town Council will have another opportunity to introduce themselves to voters this Thursday, Oct. 15. Residents interested in hearing what the candidates have to say will have the opportunity to meet the candidates during a forum beginning at 7 p.m. at the Pelzer Community Building.

Incumbents Cheryl Boudreau, Donna Ide and Tony Riddle are seeking reelection to the seats they have held for some time. Joining them on the ballot will be Jimmy Harrison, Roger Scott Sr., Kimberly Crone Wilson, Charles Emery, Olene Bear, Gilbert Garrett, Eve Holiday and Will Ragland.

Heather Holcombe, town clerk, said that the Sept. meet and greet was well attended, by both candidates and the general public. “We had all but two of the candidates there,and both of them plan to be here Thursday night. We hope the folks from the town will turn out. This is an important election, since it is our first since the annexation referendum. This is a great chance to meet these candidates and see what their thoughts are about the future of the town.”

Incumbent Pelzer Mayor Steve McGregor is up for reelection however his name will not appear on the ballot because no one else signed up to run for the mayor’s seat. All Pelzer council positions including mayor are two year terms and come open at the same time. The town’s municipal election will be held Tuesday, November 3.