Two years ago I threw my hat into the ring and became a candidate for a position on the City of Myrtle Beach council. There were nine of us running, including three incumbents.
I knocked on more than 1,000 doors and talked to hundreds of Myrtle Beach citizens. I finished a distant fourth, losing to the three incumbents. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
A huge thank you is in order for family and friends that helped in my 2011 campaign and the countless residents that shared what they believed important to their community. Regrettably, previous travel commitments and a lack of campaign financing have kept me from another run in 2013.
I am a citizen who votes and am excited about this year’s election. Here’s what influences me as I review the candidates for City of Myrtle Beach mayor and council.