As soon as Tracy Edge was elected to the House of Representatives, he began working on what was then called the “Main Street Connector.” No other politician was fighting for this road, which made it a lonely battle at first. The mayor of North Myrtle Beach at the time, Phil Tilghman, even called it a “waste.”
Rep. Edge went to work and began acquiring blocks of funding from SCDOT and the State Infrastructure Bank until finally the project began in 2005. Twice the project needed more money and each time, Rep. Edge found funding to keep it going. Finally on Sept. 3, 2009, the project, now known as the Robert Edge Parkway, was opened because of the work of Tracy Edge.
Let’s return a leader with determination, skills and clout needed to get such a massive job completed. On June 12, please join me in voting for Tracy Edge.
The writer lives in North Myrtle Beach.
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