By Paul Gable
Vote tomorrow, August 4, 2015, in the special general election for Horry County Council District 6.
Republican Cam Crawford will be the only name on the ballot.
Crawford turned back five other candidates in the special primary election just over a month ago. The Democratic Party did not have any candidates file for this seat.
The citizens of Horry County Council District 6 have had no representation on county council since the death of Bob Grabowski in late March 2015.
In the interim, Horry County Council passed the largest tax increase in a generation in a series of 6-5 votes.
Nothing highlights the need of every district to be represented than those votes.
Even though Crawford’s will be the only name on the ballot, a write-in candidacy is always a possibility. It is important to make your voice heard through the ballot box.
This summer has been an extraordinary time for special elections in the southern end of Horry County.
Last week, Russell Fry and Tyler Servant finished one and two, respectively, in a special Republican Primary for SC House District 106. Next week will see the primary runoff election between these two candidates.
Again, the Democratic Party has no candidates in the SC House District 106 race.
Some areas of these two districts overlap, leaving voters in those precincts the opportunity to vote in both elections.
I know the Dog Days of Summer are a difficult time to get out and get around the Grand Strand as the height (and heat) of the tourist season is still upon us. However, it is important we have as many voters turn out as possible for these important elections.
So please get out and vote.