GOP candidates for Georgetown City Council and Mayor start filing March 9th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2009
Contact: Tom Swatzel (843) 222-7456

GEORGETOWN--The Georgetown County Republican Party announced today that candidates for Georgetown City Council and Mayor can file with the GOP starting on March 9th.

Three city council seats, currently held by Democrats Brendon Barber and Jack Scoville, and Republican Paige Sawyer, are up for election.

The position of Mayor, currently held by Democrat Lynn Wood Wilson is also up for election.

All offices have four year terms.

"Clearly a lot of voters are frustrated with the Democrat Party-controlled city council and Mayor. They've taken extreme anti-business positions, such as in the Jeanette Ard case, where they allowed city bureaucrats to harass a business owner with the threat of almost a million dollars in ridiculous fines for simply complying with a city issued building permit," Georgetown County Republican Party chairman Tom Swatzel said.

"I expect the outrageous behavior of these incumbent Democrats will attract significant election opposition," he said.

The filing period will end at noon on March 27th.

City residents wanting to run for office as a Republican should call the county GOP at 527-3209 for filing forms and information.

Party primary elections, if needed, would be held on June 9th. The general election is November 3rd.