Five Horry County Councilmen announced their intent to seek re-election in the upcoming Nov. 4 election.
Council Chairman Mark Lazarus, and Councilmen Al Allen, James Frazier, Brent Schulz and Harold Worley announced jointly Tuesday their intent to retain five of the 12 seats on council. All of their terms expire at the end of this year. Councilmen Carl Schwartzkopf and Paul Price have both announced they will not seek re-election.
“I’ve only been in office less than a year, but we’ve accomplished a lot by way of public safety, economic growth, and infrastructure development,” Lazarus, who serves countywide, said in a press release. “However, there’s still a lot to be done and I’d like to continue serving this community.”
Allen, of District 11, said in the release, “Horry County has a great and energetic team right now that has accomplished and will continue to accomplish great things for our citizens. During my time on council, this has been the most cooperative council I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”
Frazier, of District 7, said, “Constituent service and improved county services are really important to my district. I enjoy helping out my constituents and I hope they continue to put their faith in me.”
District 2 Councilman Schulz said he believed the current council has worked really well together.
“Don’t get me wrong; we haven’t always agreed on everything, but we’ve been professional toward each other to tackle the issues this county faces.”
Worley, who serves District 1, said in the release, “Our biggest task is boosting the local economy. Job creation helps solve so many of the other issues this county faces. We’ve done a lot to better the economic climate here and bring in jobs.”