A North Myrtle Beach resident recently launched a write-in campaign for a North Myrtle Beach City Council at-large seat.
Terry Fletcher, who retired from the insurance industry, said he decided to campaign as a write-in candidate after was asked by residents to run.
Fletcher said he attended a candidate forum in mid-October and after the candidates spoke group of residents approached him and asked him to run the incumbent Robert Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh is running unopposed.
“They knew that I ran a couple of years ago in the Crescent Beach Ward,” he said. “People aren’t really hot or cold about [Cavanaugh], but he’s served a few terms and people want a change.”
Fletcher lost that election to Councilman J.O. Baldwin.
“Our city needs choice and no candidate should be unopposed,” Fletcher said in a press release announcing his write-in campaign.
Fletcher, who said he has lived in North Myrtle Beach for 13 years, said he believes the city is run well, but things could always be better.
“There are some things that I could have input on and make it run better,” he said.
He said if he were elected he would spend time having town halls and soliciting residents to share their concerns.
Fletcher said he believes he would bring a fresh perspective to the council, without having ties to any specific business or trade group.
The election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Voters will be electing a mayor and councilmen for the Ocean Drive, Windy Hill and the at-large wards.
Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_MPrabhu.