By Paul Gable
Over one hundred people attended the kick off Meet and Greet for Mike Roberts’ campaign for Horry County Council District 7.
The event was held at The Warehouse in Conway last week.
A number of county politicians and business people were on hand to help Roberts kick off his campaign.
Sheriff Philip Thompson was joined by local attorney and former state representative George Hearn in a picture with Roberts featured above.
Horry County Auditor Lois Eargle was in attendance as were Horry County council member Jody Prince, state representative Kevin Hardee, former council member and current Horry County Registrar of Deeds Marion Foxworth, former Horry County Treasurer Johnny Allen and longtime Horry County Planning Commission members Don Helms and Dan Gray.
Hearn said of Roberts, “I have known Mike for over 10 years. He is one of the most astute individuals I have encountered and is a man of his word, which, in today’s world is unusual.”
“Mike is a longtime friend and supporter,” said Prince. “His passion for Horry County will be an important addition to county council.”
“Mike is a fine man and will do a good job on council,” said Eargle.
Roberts lost the 2014 general election for Horry County District 7 to 36 year incumbent James Frazier, who resigned his seat March 1st due to declining health.
Roberts is running on a platform of keeping taxes low, supporting growth of small businesses and strong constituent service.
“Government is too quick to raise taxes when it faces some kind of problem,” Roberts said. “We must first look to cut needless spending so we can keep taxes low. “We need to treat all businesses equally, especially small businesses. There is no reason to give incentives to one business while forgetting all the others already operating in the county.”
The Republican and Democratic special primary elections for District 7 will be held May 17, 2016 with primary runoffs on May 31st, if needed. The special general election will be held July 5, 2016.